Introduction to Public Health Sciences (7.5 ECTS)

The course "Introduction to Public Health Sciences" (PH001F1) is aimed at PhD students from all disciplinary backgrounds seeking to deepen their knowledge about public health and/or undertake advanced research in the field of public health.

Course dates

No planned course dates.

Course plan

Kursplan (på svenska, juridiskt dokument)

Course content

The purpose of the course is to provide knowledge in four public health related knowledge areas including level and distribution of health and ill-health, health determinants that contributes to ill-health, health policy with a focus on how different policies influence health outcomes, and health practices that promote health and prevent ill health. The course will focus on concepts, theories, models, analytical methods, and current research within the four knowledge areas. After the course, the student will be familiar with central theories, models and methods used in these four knowledge areas but also be able to relate to relate them to current research within these areas.

Course manager

Peter Larm


The schedule will be available at least one month before the course starts.

Literature list

The current course literature list will be avilable at least two months before the course starts.


Next round not decided.

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