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What is anaesthetics?
This section will help you to understand more about who anaesthetists are and what they do. What do anaesthetists do? Anaesthetists are generally understood...

What is cardiology?
Get to the heart of one of the biggest medical specialties.

What is embryology and fertility treatment?
Do you want to help people with their dreams of having a family? Working in embryology is one of the most cutting-edge areas of medicine.

What is gynaecology and obstetrics?
Gynaecology and obstetrics are the studies of the female reproductive system. Read on to find out more. What’s the difference between gynaecology and...

What is health informatics?
Keeping up-to-date with all the information needed to provide good healthcare can be a full-time job in itself. Read on to find out more about a career...

What is healthcare science?
Would you like to be the first to make new medical breakthroughs? Then maybe a career in healthcare science could be for you. Read on to find out more. ...

What is orthopaedics?
From fast-paced emergency surgery to long-term rehabilitation, find out about the many sides of this medical specialism.

What is pharmacology?
If you’re interested in science and would like a career related to medicine, have you considered pharmacology?

What is plastic surgery?
Is it all about getting the perfect nose or a smaller stomach? Read on to find out about the role of plastic surgery in the NHS. The surgical specialism...

What is reflective practice?
Reflective practice is a way of studying your own experiences to improve the way you work. It is very useful for health professionals who want to carry...

What skills do doctors need?
Today it's as important for doctors to be able to communicate well with patients, carers and colleagues, as it is to sew up a wound or read an x-ray....

Key skills for dental care
Find out what skills you need to become a successful part of a dental care team. As the nation's oral health has improved, so expectations have increased...

How can occupational therapy help?
Occupational therapists can work in a variety of work settings and specialisms. Here are just a few examples of the ways in which occupational therapists...

Insight into occupational therapy
Watch this short video clip to see what working as an occupational therapist involves. Related links Career profile: Occupational therapist My job explained:...

Insight into speech and language therapy
Watch this video to see speech and language therapist Michelle Morris explain her work. Related links Career profile: Speech and language therapist My...

Insight into physiotherapy
Watch this video clip to see osteopath and physiotherapist Tim Allardyce explain how he treats shoulder pain. Related links Career profile: Physiotherapist...

Making a diagnosis
Experts in medicine, dentistry or veterinary science must be like detectives when it comes to working out what's wrong with their patients. They look...

The patient's perspective
Learn more about the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses from the patient’s perspective with this award winning website. With all the studying , exams...

Online medical treatment guide
The  British Medical Journal have developed a website offering up-to-date information on the best medical treatments available for a variety of conditions....

A surgical story
Surgical trainee, Dr. Pete Straker, describes an emergency situation he was confronted with just a couple of weeks after becoming a doctor.  A pregnant...

Brought To Life
Why did some surgical instruments cause more harm than good? And how could a hole in the head cure a headache? The history of medicine is often gruesome,...