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Acquisition of knowledge as a result of instruction in a formal course of study.


education [Subheading]

Used for education, training programs, and courses in various fields and disciplines, and for training groups of persons.

Year introduced: 1967


Educational Status

Educational attainment or level of education of an individual.

Year introduced: 1968


Prenatal Education

Training for pregnant women and parents-to-be to prepare for CHILDBIRTH; CHILD CARE; and parenthood.

Year introduced: 2014


Education of Hearing Disabled

The teaching or training of those individuals with hearing disability or impairment.

Year introduced: 2012


Education of Visually Disabled

The teaching or training of those individuals with visual disability.

Year introduced: 2012


Education, Public Health Professional

Education and training in PUBLIC HEALTH for the practice of the profession.

Year introduced: 2003


Patient Education Handout [Publication Type]

Works consisting of a handout or self-contained informative material used to explain a procedure or a condition or the contents of a specific article in a biomedical journal and written in non-technical language for the patient or consumer.

Year introduced: 2008(2002)


Education, Distance

Education via communication media (correspondence, radio, television, computer networks) with little or no in-person face-to-face contact between students and teachers. (ERIC Thesaurus, 1997)

Year introduced: 1999


Early Intervention (Education)

Procedures and programs that facilitate the development or skill acquisition in infants and young children who have disabilities, who are at risk for developing disabilities, or who are gifted. It includes programs that are designed to prevent handicapping conditions in infants and young children and family-centered programs designed to affect the functioning of infants and children with special needs. (From Journal of Early Intervention, Editorial, 1989, vol. 13, no. 1, p. 3; A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, prepared for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, 1976)

Year introduced: 1995


Nursing Education Research

Investigations into the problems of integrating research findings into nursing curricula, developing problem solving skills, finding approaches to clinical teaching, determining the level of practice by graduates from different basic preparations, etc.

Year introduced: 1991(1989)


Vocational Education

EDUCATION that prepares the student for a specific trade such as plumbing, masonry, and carpentry.


Sex Education

Education which increases the knowledge of the functional, structural, and behavioral aspects of human reproduction.


Physical Education and Training

Instructional programs in the care and development of the body, often in schools. The concept does not include prescribed exercises, which is EXERCISE THERAPY.


Patient Education as Topic

The teaching or training of patients concerning their own health needs.

Year introduced: 2008(1963)


Mainstreaming (Education)

Most frequently refers to the integration of a physically or mentally disabled child into the regular class of normal peers and provision of the appropriately determined educational program.

Year introduced: 1987


Health Education, Dental

Education which increases the awareness and favorably influences the attitudes and knowledge relating to the improvement of dental health on a personal or community basis.

Year introduced: 1965


Health Education

Education that increases the awareness and favorably influences the attitudes and knowledge relating to the improvement of health on a personal or community basis.


Education, Veterinary

Use for general articles concerning veterinary medical education.

Year introduced: 1974


Education, Special

Education of the individual who markedly deviates intellectually, physically, socially, or emotionally from those considered to be normal, thus requiring special instruction.

Year introduced: 1968(1966)

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