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What is Allied Health?

Date of Posting: 03-10-2010
 

Allied Health is a term used to describe a broad group of health professionals across a range of vocations.  In short, Allied Health can be described as health professionals that aren't doctors and aren't nurses.  This is a very large group of professionals which makes up 60% of a typical first world health workforce.


The list of 'Allied Health' professions includes, but is not limited to:

Athletic Trainer

Audiologist

Dietition 

Massage Therapist

Medical Imaging Professionals including Sonographers and Radiographers 

Medical Laboratory Scientist

Medical Radiation Scientist

Music Therapy

Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Occupational Therapists

Optometrist

Orthoptist

Paramedic 

Pedorthist

Perfusionist

Pharmacist

Phlebotomist

Physiotherapists

Psychologists

Radiation Therapist

Respiratory Therapist

Speech Pathologist


Training & Education

The diverse nature of this group of professionals means the training requirements vary greatly.  Courses within these professions can be searched for on the ncah.com.au - course search page.

 
 
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