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Biological and Biomedical Sciences

(Northwestern University - ROC (Taiwan) Student Association at Northwestern)



- Medical Sciences

Biomedical sciences are a set of sciences applying portions of natural science or formal science, or both, to knowledge, interventions, or technology that are of use in healthcare or public health. Such disciplines as medical microbiology, clinical virology, clinical epidemiology, genetic epidemiology, and biomedical engineering are medical sciences. In explaining physiological mechanisms operating in pathological processes, however, pathophysiology can be regarded as basic science.

Understanding how living systems work requires an integration of the fields of chemistry, physics mathematics, and the many sub-disciplines of biology, including molecular biology, physiology, ecology, and evolutionary biology. Interdisciplinary training provides skill sets and a perspective vital to the research of biological structure and processes. Gain a solid understanding of contemporary basic science principles that underpin clinical medicine, including Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Immunology, Neuroscience, Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology, and Virology. 


- Biological Sciences

Biological sciences encompasses all the divisions of natural sciences examining various aspects of vital processes. The concept includes anatomy, physiology, cell biology, biochemistry and biophysics, and covers all organisms from microorganisms, animals to plants.

Moreover, there has never been a more exciting and important time to study biology. From the mapping of the genome to understanding the molecular basis of human disease to predicting the effects of global climate change on ecosystems to understanding fundamental processes that produce and sustain life on Earth, the biological sciences are at the forefront of finding answers to some of society's most vexing problems.



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