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EDITORIAL
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-2

Call for integration of basic and applied sciences with clinical practice


Director, Institute of Family Medicine and Primary Care; Academy of Family Physicians of India; WONCA World Organization of Family Doctors, South Asia Region, India

Date of Submission17-Dec-2020
Date of Acceptance17-Dec-2020
Date of Web Publication31-Dec-2020

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Dr. Raman Kumar
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jascp.jascp_17_20

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Kumar R. Call for integration of basic and applied sciences with clinical practice. J Appl Sci Clin Pract 2020;1:1-2

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Kumar R. Call for integration of basic and applied sciences with clinical practice. J Appl Sci Clin Pract [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Jan 25];1:1-2. Available from: http://www.jascp.com/text.asp?2020/1/1/1/306105



Basic sciences form the foundational understanding of medical science. Even several physics and chemistry principles are used in day to day clinical practice. Drugs and devices are the direct outcomes of the applied sciences. Any curious mind would be delighted to explore the relationship between basic and applied sciences with clinical practice within the care provision. A reverse approach is equally productive. However, academicians from both sides often remain disconnected. The biomedical sciences such as biochemistry, physiology, anatomy, molecular biology, immunology, biotechnology, nanotechnology, microbiology, pathology, biotechnology, and pharmacy intersect the clinical practice in multiple ways. Similarly, mathematics, statistics, and data sciences tremendously support clinical epidemiology and public health practice. Digital health and information technology are rapidly changing the healthcare interface between caregivers and the community. There is a need for a generalist and interdisciplinary approach toward better integration of science developments and practice of medical sciences and population health.


  Science and its Application of the Practice of Medicine Top


Several basic sciences principles are used every day in clinical practice; however, both side's academicians remain disconnected. Drugs and devices are the direct functions of the applied sciences. The biomedical sciences such as biochemistry, physiology, anatomy, molecular biology, immunology, microbiology, pathology, biotechnology, and pharmacy, form the foundational body or clinical practice knowledge. Mathematics, statistics, and data sciences tremendously support clinical epidemiology and public health practice. Information technology is rapidly changing the interface of healthcare intervention. Academic forums should bridge the gaps among the fundamental sciences, basic medical sciences, and applied clinical practice.


  Specialization and Fragmentation of Care Top


In modern times, due to specialization and hyper-specialization, there is a breakdown of interdisciplinary communication leading to the compartmentalization of academic medical disciplines , leading to fragmentation of care. There is limited space for transdisciplinary blending and learning. Clinical practice is standardized in the form of implementable guidelines. These guidelines and standard practices are set by a defined group of practitioners informed by a systematic review of the evidence. Thus the science of medicine consists of the application of the principles and methods of other sciences. The practice guidelines are updated from time to time as the basic science and applied sciences progress. When functioning within their respective disciplinary silos, the scientists and physicians impede the progress of common sense and wisdom within the clinical practice. Care provision at Individuals, as well as population levels, are impacted.


  Generalist and Interdisciplinary Approach Top


The causation of illnesses, diseases, organ systems, individual patients, families, communities, and their environments are interdependent, and their independent study limits understanding and application of knowledge acquired. There is a need to strengthen the generalist and interdisciplinary approach towards better health outcomes.


  Journal of Applied Sciences and Clinical Practice Call for Action Top


Therefore, through this journal - JASCP, invies students, teachers, researchers, scientists, and health sciences practitioners to push their boundaries. Scholars of all applied sciences, broad specialties, subspecialties, and professionals are welcome to publish their research and findings towards an interdisciplinary dialogue for better health outcomes.






 

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