Studies & Degrees in Human Health Studies
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Human health science or biomedical science is a study dealing with either research of the food that we eat and/or health-related research on how humans and other animals function, then use the knowledge earned in curing and preventing diseases. It is the prevention, treatment and management of an illness. It is also the maintenance of the mental and physical well-being of a person.
Biomedical scientists are scientists that are educated in the field of biological research, most especially in the context of medicine. Their role is the advancement of disease treatment, vaccines, helpful equipment development and techniques in disease treatment. They tend to focus more on elaborate medical science research rather than treatment techniques and daily medicine maintenance as they are more patient-oriented. They can specialize in many various aspects of this field, like: Geneticist (studies traits of humans and animals), Pharmacologist (studies effects of drugs on biological systems), Immunologist (studies the immune system), Histopathologist (studies how disease affects tissues), Virologist (studies viruses and viral diseases) and so much more. Their principle motivation quote may be stated as: "to increase the body of scientific knowledge on topics related to medicine."
The history of human health science is said to be as old as the human race. We have always been in deep need of elaborate research in curing illness, injury and various health-related issues such as childbirth. Nowadays, with modern technology and hard work, the accuracy in curing and preventing is continuously improving. While the other cultures and different tribes still pursue their own belief and tradition in curing with herbs and rituals, mostly without any scientific research backing it up.
The increase in longevity of human life over in the past century is much more so likely because of the discoveries in the medical field for applied science in human health. Among those major discoveries are vaccines for measles and polio, insulin for diabetes, medication for high blood pressure, improved treatment for AIDS and many more.
Human health science study is more broad and is specialized in the United Kingdom. In fact, almost every university in UK offers this course and finding jobs after graduation is easier.
Here are some of the universities and colleges with human health science as a course: University of Glasgow - Faculty of Biomedical and Life Sciences, University of Hull- Department of Biological Sciences and Aston University - School of Engineering and Applied Science in UK and Biomedical Sciences - Charles Sturt University in Australia.
Biomedical scientists are hired or employed by federal and state governments, consultant of firms that are related to chemical and pharmaceutical business and others work in laboratories where they execute test and experiments. There are a lot of institutions put up mainly for the human health science advancement and study worldwide. It focuses on the main and/or upcoming problems our society deals with (such as N1H1 flu, mad cow disease, SARS, etc.).
The average salary of a research scientist in the United States is $86,393. While in the United Kingdom, salary ranges from £20,000 to £60,000 (depends on work experience, field and education).