discipline

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discipline

A UK term of art for an allied health profession which requires formal training, leading to a recognised professional qualification.

Examples
Physiotherapy, nursing, pharmacology.
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discipline

A branch or domain of knowledge, instruction, or learning. Nursing, medicine, physical therapy, and social work are examples of health-related or professional disciplines. History, sociology, psychology, chemistry, and physics are examples of academic disciplines.
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This hitching of family loyalties to the cause of industrial efficiency facilitated Phillips's propagation of its philosophy of self discipline and efficiency.
Corporal punishment in schools not only instilled discipline but self discipline in young people.

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