Summary of Changes to Areas of Science – Effective May 2017

Updated Level 1 Areas of Science descriptors

Original
Areas of Science – Level 1
Updated May 2017
Areas of Science – Level 1
Mental Health  Mental Health and Behavioural Conditions
Pharmacology Pharmacological, Toxicological and Pharmaceutical Sciences  

New Level 2 Areas of Science descriptors

Original
Areas of Science – Level 1 
Updated May 2017
Areas of Science – Level 2
Cancer Pediatrics
Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Circulatory
Systems
Cerebrovascular Sciences (including stroke) 
Health Determinants Epidemiology 
Health Services and Systems Emergency Care and Critical Care 
Immunology and Infection Infectious Diseases
Indigenous Health Indigenous Knowledge 
Methods Development and Modelling  Biostatistics
Musculoskeletal Health Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy 
Neurosciences Motor Systems 
Neurosciences Neural Circuits and Systems 
Neurosciences Neural Excitability and Synapse
Neurosciences Neurodegeneration
Neurosciences Neurodevelopment
Neurosciences Neuroinflammation 
Neurosciences Neurological disorders
Pharmacological, Toxicological and Pharmaceutical Sciences   Translational and clinical pharmacology 
Population and Health Nutritional Health Sciences 

Updated Level 2 Areas of Science descriptors

 
Areas of Science – Level 1
Original
Areas of Science – Level 2
Updated May 2017
Areas of Science – Level 2
Digestive, Endocrine and Excretory Systems Metabolism and Disease (including Metabolomics)  Metabolism and Disease (including Obesity, Diabetes and Metabolomics)
Genetics Molecular and Functional Genetics Molecular and Functional Genetics and Epigenetics
Health Services and Systems Healthcare Systems & Research  Healthcare Systems & Health Economics Research 
Immunology and Infection Antimicrobial Drug Resistance, Drug Discovery and Therapeutics Antimicrobial Drug Resistance, Drug Discovery and Therapeutics (including vaccines) 
Immunology and Infection Antiviral Drug Resistance, Viral Vaccine Development and Therapeutics Antiviral Drug Resistance, Viral Vaccine Development and Therapeutics (including vaccines) 
Immunology and Infection Immunology Immunology and Autoimmune Diseases (including rheumatology)  
Mental Health and Behavioural Conditions (formerly "Mental Health") Neuropsychiatry and Neuropsychology Psychology and Psychiatry  
Neurosciences Cognition and Communication Sciences Cognition, Communication and Behaviour (including sleep and memory) 
Neurosciences Sensory and Motor Neurosciences Sensory Systems (including visual, auditory and pain)
Pharmacological, Toxicological and Pharmaceutical Sciences  (formerly “Pharmacology”) Drug Action, and Metabolism  Drug Action, Toxicology and Metabolism  
Population and Health Legal, Social and Ethical Issues in Health, Health Systems and Health Research Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues in Health, Health Systems and Health Research 
Reproduction and Development Clinical Embryology and Pediatrics   Clinical Embryology, Neonatalogy, and Pediatrics 
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