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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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Not that she denies the fact of medicalization, but she strenuously attacks the interpretation of it as top-down social disciplining and also its connection with the eighteenth-century discourse of medical enlightenment.
Position, composition, recomposition: The disciplining of rhetoric and composition.
Gates, who was widely criticized for disciplining officers who broke department rules while dismissing most citizen brutality complaints, and from that of former Chief Willie L.