BIC Subject Categories and Qualifiers

This is BIC’s Subject Categories and Qualifiers Scheme, version 2.1 released November 2010, the standard classification scheme for the UK book trade and some other English language markets, available from www.bic.org.uk.

Note that BIC has announced that there will be no further development of the BIC scheme, and that Thema is its preferred subject scheme for current and future use. Browse the latest version of the Thema international, multilingual subject category scheme here.

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Code Description
M Medicine
See also: VFD “Popular medicine and health”
MQ Nursing and ancillary services
MQC Nursing
MQCA Nursing fundamentals and skills
MQCB Nursing research and theory
MQCH Nurse/patient relationship
MQCL Nursing specialities
MQCM Nursing pharmacology
MQCW Nursing sociology
MQCX Community nursing
MQCZ Nursing management and leadership


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