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Allied health professions are clinical healthcare professions distinct from the medical and nursing. As the name implies, they are allies in a healthcare team, working together to make the healthcare system function. Health care or healthcare is one of the worlds largest and fastest growing professions. ... For the chemical substances known as medicines, see medication. ... Nursing is a profession focused on assisting individuals, families, and communities in attaining, re-attaining, and maintaining optimal health and functioning. ...

Depending on the country and local healthcare system, some of the following professions (professional areas) may be represented, and may be regulated:

All professionals/professional areas ascribed before belong to the ever growing group of allied health professionals and their subspecialties. The precise titles and roles in the allied health professions may vary considerably from country to country. Athletic Training In 1893 there were atheletic trainers{| class=wikitable |- |}is an allied health care profession recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) that specializes in the prevention, evaluation, treatment, management and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses. ... Audiology is the branch of science that studies hearing, balance, and their disorders. ... Biological engineering (a. ... Health science is the discipline of applied science which deals with human and animal health. ... ... Dental Hygiene (Persian: Behdasht-e Dandan) is a 1980 Iranian short film directed by Abbas Kiarostami. ... It has been suggested that Artificial kidney be merged into this article or section. ... Category: ... In alternative medicine, body work or massage therapy refers to any treatment which involves some form of touching or physical manipulation. ... For the Royal Navy rating, see Medical Assistant (Royal Navy). ... Medical physics is a branch of applied physics concerning the application of physics to medicine. ... A Medical Technologist (MT) is an Allied Health Professional who does clinical laboratory diagnostic analysis on human blood, urine, body fluids, and other specimens such as stool and sputum, in addition to performing other types of medical testing. ... MT or mt may stand for: Empty, especially in use with compressed gas tanks Gospel of Matthew Honda MT, a 50cc Honda motorcycle from the early 1980s Machine translation Magnetotellurics Republic of Malta (ISO country code MT or Country code top-level domain . ... The updated USDA food pyramid, published in 2005, is a general nutrition guide for recommended food consumption for humans. ... Dietitians are experts in food and nutrition. ... Occupational therapy refers to the use of meaningful occupations to assist people who have difficulty in achieving occupationally balanced lives. ... Optometry (Greek: optos meaning seen or visible and metria meaning measurement) is a health care profession concerned with examination, diagnosis, and treatment of the eyes and related structures and with determination and correction of vision problems using lenses and other optical aids [1]. An optical refractor (also called a foropter... The phrase phlebotomy is used for different purpose today than it was in medieval times. ... Physical therapy (or physiotherapy[1]) is the provision of services to people and populations to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout the lifespan. ... Clinac 2100 C100 accelerator Radiation therapy (or radiotherapy) is the medical use of ionizing radiation as part of cancer treatment to control malignant cells (not to be confused with radiology, the use of radiation in medical imaging and diagnosis). ... A radiograph of a right elbow-joint Radiography is the use of certain types of electromagnetic radiation—usually ionizing—to view objects. ... Respiratory therapy is categorized as an allied health profession in the United States and Canada. ... It has been suggested that Speech-Language Pathology, Speech pathology, Phoniatrics be merged into this article or section. ... For other uses, see Ultrasound (disambiguation). ...

The explosion of scientific knowledge that followed World War II brought increasingly sophisticated and complex medical diagnostic and treatment procedures. In addition, increasing medical and healthcare costs provoked a trend away from treating patients in hospitals toward the provision of care in physician's private and group practices, and ambulatory medical and emergency clinics. What followed was an increase in the need for expertly trained healthcare delivery personnel. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... For the chemical substances known as medicines, see medication. ...

Because their job descriptions become more specialized, they must adhere to national training and education standards, their professional scope of practice, and often prove their skills through diplomas, certified credentials, and continuing education. Members of the allied health professions must be proficient in the use of many skills. Some of which are medical terminology, acronym and spelling, basics of medical law and ethics, understanding of human relations, interpersonal communication skills, counseling skills, computer literacy, ability to document healthcare information, interviewing skills, and proficiency in word processing, database management and electronic dictation. A diploma (from Greek diploma) is a document issued by an educational institution, such as a university, that is one of the following: A certificate testifying that the recipient has successfully completed a particular course of study, A deed conferring an academic degree. ... Terminology is the study of terms and their use — of words and compound words that are used in specific contexts. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Backronym and Apronym (Discuss) Acronyms and initialisms are abbreviations, such as NATO, laser, and ABC, written as the initial letter or letters of words, and pronounced on the basis of this abbreviated written form. ... Proper spelling is the writing of a word or words with all necessary letters and diacritics present in an accepted standard order. ... For other uses, see Ethics (disambiguation). ... Interpersonal communication is the process of sending and receiving information or communication with another person. ... The word counseling or counselling comes from the Middle English counseil, from Old French conseil, from Latin cōnsilium; akin to cōnsulere, to take counsel, consult. ... Health care or healthcare is one of the worlds largest and fastest growing professions. ... interview An interview is a conversation between two or more people where questions are asked to obtain information about the interviewee. ... Word processing, in its now-usual meaning, is the use of a word processor to create documents using computers. ... This article is about computing. ...


See also

A medical technologist (MT) is a healthcare professional who performs diagnostic analytic tests on human body fluids such as blood, urine, sputum, stool, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), peritoneal fluid, pericardial fluid, and synovial fluid, as well as other specimens. ...

External links

Allied Health Schools


  • International Islamic University Malaysia
  • University Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • University Science of Malaysia
  • University Putra Malaysia
  • Ferris State University

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