Difference between allied health sciences and healthcare sciences

Subarna Debbarma (BPT, DNHE)
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Difference between Allied Health Sciences and Healthcare Sciences


Difference between allied health sciences and healthcare sciences



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The allied health sciences and healthcare sciences are two significant branches of health sciences. Both are directly and indirectly related to public health and wellness. Many people think that allied health sciences and healthcare sciences are same, but there are somewhat differences in the field of work and education or qualifications.



Allied Health Sciences

AHS includes an associate, technician or technologist who is trained to perform any technical and practical task to support diagnosis and treatment of illness, disease, injury or impairment, and to support implementation of any healthcare treatment and referral plan recommended by a medical, nursing or any other healthcare professional, and who has obtained any qualification of diploma or degree, the duration of education shall not be less than 2000 hours spread over a period of 2 years to 4 years divided into specific semesters.


Some course or professionals are:

  • Advance Care Paramedic

  • Burn Care Technologist

  • Emergency Medical Technologist (Paramedic)

  • Anaesthesia Assistants and Technologists

  • Operation Theatre (OT) Technologists

  • Endoscopy and Laparoscopy Technologists

  • Ophthalmic Assistant

  • Massage Therapist

  • Vision Technician

  • Nuclear Medicine Technologist

  • Radiology and Imaging Technologis

  • Radiotherapy Technologist

  • Medical Equipment Technologist

  • Physician Associates

  • Health Information Management Technologist

  • Medical Secretary and Medical Transcriptionist

  • Dialysis Therapy Technologists

  • Urology Technologists

  • Cardiovascular Technologists

  • Perfusionist 

  • Respiratory Technologist

  • Electrocardiogram Technologist

  • Echocardiogram (ECHO) Technologist

  • Electroencephalogram (EEG) 

  • Electro neurodiagnostic (END)

  • Electromyography (EMG) Technologists

  • Neuro Lab Technologists

  • Sleep Lab Technologists



Healthcare Sciences

HCS includes a scientist, physician, therapist or other professional who studies, advises, researches, supervises or provides preventive, curative, rehabilitative, therapeutic or promotional health services and who has obtained any qualification of degree, the duration of education shall not be less than 3600 hours spread over a period of 3 years to 6 years divided into specific semesters.


Some course or professionals are:

  • Medical sciences (Allopathy, Ayurvedic, Unani, Homeopathy)

  • Physiotherapy

  • Osteopathy

  • Biomedical Engineer

  • Nursing

  • Occupational Therapy

  • Optometrist

  • Nutritionist or Dietician

  • Pharmacist.



All  the professionals are significant in their respective fields and interrelated to each other directly or indirectly.




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