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Specialisations beginning with the letter P
Specialisation Description
Paediatrics   Paediatrics is an area of specialisation within medicine which deals with the development, health and diseases of children. In addition to investigating the treatment and prevention of disease, it focuses upon normal growth, child development and the behav...
Pathology   Pathology is the scientific study of diseases (including, for example, infections and cancers) at the genetic, molecular, cellular, and organ levels. It examines how and why diseases develop, what happens to our bodies when we are ill (the disease process)...
Petroleum Engineering   Petroleum Engineering is a specialised engineering discipline concerned with recovering hydrocarbons from the earth to satisfy the world's energy needs. It applies physical, mathematical and engineering principles to identify and solve problems associated ...
Pharmacology   Pharmacology is the study of drugs and their effects on living tissue and whole organisms. Drugs are chemical substances that modify physiological functioning or influence pathological processes. Students of Pharmacology examine how drugs are discovered, h...
Philosophy   What is the nature of reality? What is knowledge? How should we live? These are the central concerns of three of the key branches of philosophy: Metaphysics, Epistemology and Moral Philosophy. Philosophical questions are also at the core of politics, histo...
Photovoltaics and Solar Energy   Photovoltaic devices, otherwise known as solar cells, are devices that convert sunlight directly into electricity and are capable of powering essentially any electrical load. Photovoltaic Engineering is concerned with the production and use of solar cells ...
Physics   Physics is the study of the laws of nature that govern the behaviour of the universe, from the very smallest scales of sub-atomic particles to the very largest in cosmology. It applies these laws to the solution of practical problems and to the development...
Physiology   Physiology is the study of how the normal body systems function in humans and animals. Students examine life processes and their consequences - from the molecular level through to the whole organism. Physiology is one of the major foundations of medicine a...
Planning   Planning is centrally concerned with land-use and related environmental, social and economic activities within a legislative, administrative and political context. Its distinctive approach lies in integration and coordination both of policy development and...
Politics   Politics is the study of the art of government and the distribution of power. Politics articulates the different ideas and values that allow us to justify and to criticize those who wield power over others; Politics examines the kinds of institutions and p...
Psychology   Psychology is concerned with the scientific and systematic study of the human mind and behaviour, in a wide variety of areas. It encompasses the study of cognitive, social, developmental, behavioural and physiological processes. Psychologists study people...
   

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