The amount of knowledge that many allied health professionals must absorb can be staggering--not  to mention the variety of life-or-death skills they must master as well.

These people rarely receive the level of recognition they deserve; not only for their day-to-day commitments, but for the amount of knowledge they must absorb, retain, and acquire as the technologies move ahead.

Yet there are other people in the allied health professions that we rarely encounter, or at least are involved in activities that rarely require direct physical contact with patients. These would include the administrators, and skilled technicians who handle medical records, transcription, and insurance billing and coding. The work these people is represented here as well. (It has been interesting to encounter so many people who have a compelling interest in the medical profession, yet have no desire for direct contact with patients).

Narrow the Field

Core Topics for Allied Health
Math and Science, Communication and Interpersonal Skills, Medical Law and Ethics.

Human Anatomy and Physiology

Nurse Assisting

Allied Health Technologies
Dental Technology, Pharmacy, Radiographic Technology, Clinical Lab Technology

Medical Records
Insurance Billing and Coding, Medical Transcription

Health and Human Performance
Includes nutrition and sports medicine

Seriously. You might have noticed there are very few learning resources directly related to nursing and nurse-assisting activities--activities involving direct physical contact or the delivery of medical treatment to patients. Such contact is appropriate only for well-trained, fully credentialed individuals, and it is not a place for the self-styled approach of radical lifelong learners. See the School of Medicine and Allied Health at our sister site, Free-Ed.Net, for a more conventional and conservative treatment of nursing topics.

David L. Heiserman, Editor

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Revised: June 06, 2015