As a healthcare scholar, you can choose to pursue your studies in one of these healthcare disciplines. Read about them, and find out how you can shine as a professional in one of these disciplines!

Diagnostic Radiography

Diagnostic radiographers specialise in delivering a high-quality imaging service that aids in the diagnosis of illnesses and injuries.


Dietitians assess and prescribe appropriate dietary treatment and nutrition care plans that cater to the needs of the individual patient.

Medical Social Work

Medical social workers provide psychosocial assessment and support to patients and their families. They also develop discharge plans for patients that meet their post-hospitalisation needs and help them cope with financial, social, emotional and health issues.


Nurses provide care from illness to recovery and help the well stay healthy. There are exciting opportunities for nurses to develop their clinical skills to an advanced level, or move into nursing management, education or research.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists design and implement activities to ensure maximum recovery and achieve optimal independence for patients who are physically impaired or who have lost their ability to perform daily tasks.


Pharmacists dispense and counsel patients on their medications, manage the procurement of drugs and provide advice on the uses and effects of different drugs.


Physiotherapists administer treatment to reduce pain, improve movement and restore function to patients with physical injuries due to age or disease.


Podiatrists diagnose and treat conditions of the feet and lower limbs such as bone and joint disorders as well as heel and arch ailments.

Prosthetics and Orthotics

Prosthetists and Orthotists provide care for patients who require artificial limbs (prostheses) or corrective and supportive devices (orthoses) to enhance their quality of life.

Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapists use state-of-the-art computerised radiation equipment to administer the prescribed radiation dosage accurately on cancer patients.

Speech Therapy

Speech therapists diagnose and provide treatments for patients suffering from voice problems, cognition or swallowing disorders arising from stroke, brain injury and degenerative disorders.

Respiratory Therapy

Respiratory therapists plan, integrate and evaluate cardiac and pulmonary care for patients suffering from respiratory conditions such as asthma or lung cancer.