Public Health Science concerns the state of public health, its distribution and change across populations, and the factors affecting health development and the social health divides. Public Health Science adopts cross-disciplinary approaches and focuses in particular on the importance of living conditions, life styles, the environment, social structures, and health care systems to health development. Knowledge and expertise are developed for health promotion and the prevention of illness and injury, as well as for the critical evaluation of the effects of different measures taken.
Studying Public Health Science involves learning how health is enhanced and why illness occurs. Good health is the basis of social development and welfare.
Public health education programmes provide knowledge of how to mobilise human resources at the individual, group and societal levels, which is required for health promotion and prevention efforts that rest on an understanding of vulnerable groups and threats to public health.
Public Health Science offers broad knowledge that is well suited to combine with other university degree programmes and courses as well as ideal for professional development purposes.