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Department of Health Sciences

Welcome to the Department of Health Sciences, one of six departments at the Faculty of Medicine, Lund University. We encompasses education and research within the field of health science in close collaboration with general health care, regional authorities and the surrounding society. Our department carries out research that covers all age groups – from the tiniest, yet unborn, babies to the oldest among the elderly.


Graph and heart. Illustration.

About the department

Through our research, we increase knowledge and understanding of human health and quality of life. We work in close collaboration with health care and municipalities to translate research results into practical activities. Our key research areas are::

  • Health promotion and prevention efforts

  • Treatment measures

  • Health and social care

  • Rehabilitation

At the department, the care and rehabilitation staff of the future will be trained in all categories at the undergraduate, advanced and postgraduate level. The activities are located in both Malmö and Lund and are closely linked to health care nationally and internationally, primary care and municipal activities.


The department is headed by a department board, consisting of the head of department, representatives of teachers and researchers, other staff, student representatives and representatives of the health care system. The head of department has overall responsibility for operations. The Department Office is a support and service function for the department management and operations with functions within personal, finance, administration and communication. The department's research groups are organized directly under the head of department.


Department facts

Updated 2022-02-16

Research groups: 17
Employees: 171
Professors: 15
Guest professors: 4
PhD students: 61
Dissertations 2021: 5
Revenues 2020: 204 million SEK
Government funding 2020: 150 million SEK
External grants 2020: 40 million SEK

Department board (In Swedish)


Department's management group and the departmental office

Visiting address:
HSC (Health Sciences Centre)
Margaretavägen 1B 
222 40 Lund