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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.

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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Rational discourse, if it is to be useful, must be disciplined.
Finally, employees in the third category, who respond to questions during either a compelled or voluntary interview, can be disciplined based on the content of the answers.
Midway through 2005, eight firefighters have been disciplined and four others are being investigated, officials said.
A record seven sheriff's employees were disciplined for sexual misconduct last year, and four were disciplined in the first half of this year.
But in reviewing the 69 excessive-force cases where officers were disciplined in 1995 and 1996, Bobb said he had found a ``deterioration in the rigor of discipline.
Inmates not being disciplined were walking about their confines Tuesday, talking, watching television, playing cards and making telephone calls.