Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Delivering Health Care - Part 2
Lecture:Outpatient Primary and Secondary Care
Slide content:Examples of Medical Specialties Dermatology Pathology Radiology Nuclear Medicine Psychiatry Emergency Medicine Preventive Medicine 10
Slide notes:This slide gives a few examples of specialties. Specialties include: Dermatology, or the study of conditions of the skin; Pathology, or the study of the nature of disease and its causes; Radiology, or the use of imaging technology to diagnose and treat diseases; Nuclear medicine, or the use of radioactive substances to diagnose and treat diseases; Psychiatry, or the study of mental illnesses; Emergency medicine, or the care of patients who require emergency medical attention, usually in the emergency department of a hospital; and preventive medicine, which studies the methods of preventing illnesses. 10