Master of Health Science
The Master of Health Science does not admit new students. It is replaced by a new Master of Science programme in Public Health.
Health and health care
Questions related to the health and welfare sector are increasing in their complexity. Therefore, the demand for competence that can examine these questions from several perspectives is necessary.
The aim of the study of Health Science is to understand and explain social behaviour and whether human development influences, or is influenced by, health. Areas that will be covered vary from ecological contexts to health and social politics, to every day situations found in private and working life, related to health and health care. In addition, issues linked to the practice and evaluation of professional health work will be focused on, both related to the patient (micro level) and to the system (macro level).
The master's degree consists of both compulsory courses and optional courses designed for specialization and is a two-year long programme with a master's thesis of 45 ECTS. The aim of the various optional courses at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Technology Management is to put health, health work and health care in a social sciences perspective, by focusing on the interplay of these factors, the environment, society and its cultures. An introduction to the construction of the health services and their manner of operation is a prerequisite to understanding this interplay.
Teaching of the Health Science is concentrated around 4 weeks per semester (so-called "block weeks").