Public Health is a multidisciplinary art and science that aims to prevent disease, promote health and reduce inequalities in society that affect peoples health. At Karlstad University we offer students Public Health Science studies on Bachelor and Master level. Our research covers several aspects of public health such as prevention of violence against children. Within the SELMA study we investigate the importance of environmental factors for children's health and development.
Good health among people is a fundamental requirement for a socially sustainable society. Studying Public Health Science involves learning how health is enhanced and why illness occurs and can be prevented. This requires a broad understanding of health - from cell to society level.
Public Health Science at Karlstad University
At Public Health Science, we work along four main tracks that are integrated in education and research:
Children's health and psychosocial factors
Importance of environmental factors in early life for children's health and development
The Public Health education programmes at Karlstad University 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.