Faculty of Health Sciences

The Faculty of Health Sciences is unique in Finland.  We educate and train experts and professionals for several central fields of health care and well-being. We offer education in programmes of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, biomedicine and health sciences (clinical nutrition, ergonomics, exercise medicine, nursing science and public health).  Our research finds solutions to global challenges relating to ageing, health and well-being. Our research activities addressing common chronic diseases in particular are of a high international standard.

Strategic research areas at the Faculty of Health Sciences

Top-level international research areas

  • Cardiovascular and metabolic diseases
  • Neurosciences

Advanced-level strong research areas

  • Translational cancer research
  • Musculoskeletal disorders

Emerging research areas

  • Comparative effectiveness
  • Bioinformatics in health sciences
  • Drug targeting technologies, focus on ocular treatments