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Wessex Classification Scheme

5th edition. © SWIMS Network 2013-15

These schedules may be freely used by any health care library as long as the source is acknowledged. The scheme is made  available as a series of .pdf files as listed below. There is also a brief introduction and some hints on using the scheme. You will need Adobe Acrobat reader installed on your computer if you wish to view or print these files. This can be freely downloaded from the Adobe web site.

 

A-GV

A-GV General works
H-HB H Social Sciences – General
  HA Demography. Statistics
  HB Economics
HM HM Sociology
HQ HQ Sex.  Relationships.  Marriage.  The family
HV HV Social services
     
J-K J-K Politics.  Government.  Law
L L Education

P-Q

P-Q Language.  General science
     
QA QA Mathematics.  Computing
QB-QM QB-QM General sciences
QS QS Human anatomy
QT QT Human physiology
QU QU Biochemistry
QV QV Pharmacology
     
QW QW Microbiology.  Immunology
QY QY Clinical pathology
QZ QZ Pathology.  Oncology
     
W W Public health.  Health statistics.  Occupational health.  Health education
     
WA WA Patients.  Primary care.  Medical profession.  Forensic medicine
     
WB WB Practice of medicine
     
WC WC Communicable diseases
     
WD WD Diseases and disorders of systemic, metabolic or environmental origin
     
WE WE Musculoskeletal system.  Orthopaedics
     
WF WF Respiratory system. Respiratory medicine
WG WG Cardiovascular system.  Cardiology
     
WH WH Haemic and lymphatic systems.  Haematology
WI WI Digestive system.  Gastroenterology
     
WJ WJ Urogenital system.  Urology
WK WK Endocrine system.  Endocrinology
     

WL

WL Nervous system.  Neurology
     
WLM WLM Psychology
     
WM WM Psychiatry.  Mental health
     
WN WN Medical imaging.  Radiology
WO WO Surgery.  Anaesthesia
     
WP WP Gynaecology.  Women’s health
WQ WQ Obstetrics.  Midwifery
     
WR WR Skin.  Dermatology
     
WS WS Paediatrics.  Child health
     

WT

WT – new

WT Geriatrics.  Elderly care.  Terminal care
     
WU WU Dentistry.  Oral surgery
WV WV Otorhinolaryngology.  ENT medicine
WW WW Eyes.  Ophthalmology
     

WX

WX Health services
     
WY WY Nursing
     

WZ

WZ History of medicine
Z Z Library science