The Faculty of Health Sciences

The Faculty of Health Sciences primarily covers subject areas related to health, care and welfare and maintains a broad, interdisciplinary approach to health and health services. It has about 1000 students and over 100 members of staff.


The faculty offers degree programmes on all levels; bachelor’s degrees in nursing and paramedicine, master’s degrees in health science, public health nursing, midwifery, substance use and mental health work, prehospital critical care, anaesthesia nursing, intensive care nursing and operating room nursing, as well as advanced education programme in cancer nursing.

It also provides organised research training (PhD) in health and medicine and is home to PROFRES – Research School for Professions-Oriented and Practice-Relevant Research in the fields of Health, Welfare and Education.


Areas of research at the faculty are: professional relations in welfare professions, health promotion in chronic ailments, quality and patient safety in healthcare, e-learning, care technology and simulation, life phenomena and caring and societal participation in school and working life.