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.
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
Health and social care
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.