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Pharmacy

Pharmacy is the science and technique of preparing and dispensing drugs. It is a health profession that links health science with chemical sciences and aims to ensure the safe and effective use of pharmaceutical drugs. The scope of pharmacy practice includes more traditional roles such as compounding and dispensing medications, and it also includes more modern services related to health care, including clinical services, reviewing medications for safety and efficacy, and providing drug information.

Duties of Pharmacist:

· Fill prescriptions, verifying instructions from physicians on the proper amounts of medication to give to patients
· Check whether prescriptions will interact negatively with other drugs that a patient is taking or any medical conditions the patient has
· Instruct patients on how and when to take a prescribed medicine and inform them about potential side effects from taking the medicine
· Give flu shots and, in most states, other vaccinations
· Advise patients about general health topics, such as diet, exercise, and managing stress, and on other issues, such as what equipment or supplies would be best to treat a health problem

Related Careers:

· Medical Scientist
· Pharmacy Technician
· Registered Nurses
· Biochemist and Biophysicist
· Physicians and Surgeons

Our Speakers:

Kelvin Tong

Country Manager, Eurodrug Laboratories (M) Sdn Bhd
12 Years of experience in Pharmacy

Medicine

Medicine is the science and practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. Medicine encompasses a variety of health care practices evolved to maintain and restore health by the prevention and treatment of illness.

Duties of Physicians and Surgeons:

· Take a patient’s medical history
· Update charts and patient information to show current findings and treatments
· Order tests for nurses or other healthcare staff to perform
· Review test results to identify any abnormal findings
· Recommend and design a plan of treatment
· Address concerns or answer questions that patients have about their health and well-being
· Help patients take care of their health by discussing topics such as proper nutrition and hygiene

Related Careers:

· Physicians
· Veterinarians
· Medical Doctors
· Surgeons
· Anesthesiologists

Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine is a style of traditional medicine built on a foundation of more than 2,500 years of Chinese medical practice that includes various forms of herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage, exercise (qigong), and dietary therapy, but recently also influenced by modern Western medicine. TCM is widely used in Greater China.

Duties of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

· TCM has a complex set of principles and beliefs which guide the practitioner to choose the correct treatment for their client
· TCM uses dietary advice and a form of exercise called Qi Gong’ to optimize the flow of Qi’ in the body.
· Acupuncture is another modality used to manipulate and encourage the healthy flow of Qi through the
· TCM utilizes Herbal Therapy which involves the use of various herbs that contain specific medicinal and healing properties given to the client relevant to their prognosis.

Related Careers:

· Naturopathic Physician
· Acupuncturist
· Herbalist

Physiotherapy

Physical therapy (PT), also known as physiotherapy, is one of the allied health professions that, by using mechanical force and movements (bio-mechanics or kinesiology), manual therapy, exercise therapy, and electrotherapy, remediates impairments and promotes mobility and function. Physical therapy is used to improve a patient’s quality of life through examination, diagnosis, prognosis, physical intervention, and patient education.

Duties of Physiotherapist:

· Review patients’ medical history and any referrals or notes from doctors, surgeons, or other healthcare workers
· Diagnose patients’ functions and movements by observing them stand or walk and by listening to their concerns, among other methods
· Develop individualized plans of care for patients, outlining the patients’ goals and the expected outcomes of the plans
· Use exercises, stretching manoeuvre’s, hands-on therapy, and equipment to ease patients’ pain, help them increase their mobility, prevent further pain or injury, and facilitate health and wellness
· Evaluate and record a patient’s progress, modifying a plan of care and trying new treatments as needed.

Related Careers:

· Audiologist
· Athletic Trainer
· Chiropractors
· Exercise Physiologist
· Massage Therapist

Chiropractic

Chiropractic is a form of alternative medicine mostly concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system especially the spine. The main chiropractic treatment technique involves manual therapy, especially spinal manipulation therapy (SMT), manipulations of other joints and soft tissue.

Duties of Chiropractors:

· Assess a patient’s medical condition by reviewing the patient’s medical history and concerns, and by performing a physical examination
· Analyse the patient’s posture, spine, and reflexes
· Conduct tests, including evaluating a patient’s posture and taking x rays
· Provide neuro-musculoskeletal therapy, which often involves adjusting a patient’s spinal column and other joints
· Give additional treatments, such as applying heat or cold to a patient’s injured areas

Related Careers:

· Athletic Trainer
· Exercise Physiologist
· Massage Therapist
· Podiatrist
· Occupational Therapist

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