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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-GVGeneral works
H-HBHSocial Sciences – General
 HADemography. Statistics
 HBEconomics
HMHMSociology
HQHQSex.  Relationships.  Marriage.  The family
HVHVSocial services
   
J-KJ-KPolitics.  Government.  Law
LLEducation

P-Q

P-QLanguage.  General science
   
QAQAMathematics.  Computing
QB-QMQB-QMGeneral sciences
QSQSHuman anatomy
QTQTHuman physiology
QUQUBiochemistry
QVQVPharmacology
   
QWQWMicrobiology.  Immunology
QYQYClinical pathology
QZQZPathology.  Oncology
   
WWPublic health.  Health statistics.  Occupational health.  Health education
   
WAWAPatients.  Primary care.  Medical profession.  Forensic medicine
   
WBWBPractice of medicine
   
WCWCCommunicable diseases
   
WDWDDiseases and disorders of systemic, metabolic or environmental origin
   
WEWEMusculoskeletal system.  Orthopaedics
   
WFWFRespiratory system. Respiratory medicine
WGWGCardiovascular system.  Cardiology
   
WHWHHaemic and lymphatic systems.  Haematology
WIWIDigestive system.  Gastroenterology
   
WJWJUrogenital system.  Urology
WKWKEndocrine system.  Endocrinology
   

WL

WLNervous system.  Neurology
   
WLMWLMPsychology
   
WMWMPsychiatry.  Mental health
   
WNWNMedical imaging.  Radiology
WOWOSurgery.  Anaesthesia
   
WPWPGynaecology.  Women’s health
WQWQObstetrics.  Midwifery
   
WRWRSkin.  Dermatology
   
WSWSPaediatrics.  Child health
   

WT

WT – new

WTGeriatrics.  Elderly care.  Terminal care
   
WUWUDentistry.  Oral surgery
WVWVOtorhinolaryngology.  ENT medicine
WWWWEyes.  Ophthalmology
   

WX

WXHealth services
   
WYWYNursing
   

WZ

WZHistory of medicine
ZZLibrary science