Public Health Science

Department of Public Health Science


The department's ambition is to increase knowledge of factors that promote health and prevent disease, and to understand how the community, at various levels, can facilitate good heath in the entire population.




Our research revolves around public health, health promotion, links between nature and health amongst other topics.

Et av forskningsprosjektene ved seksjon for folkehelsevitenskap er Helsefremmende nærmiljø for barn.
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Research projects

The department's research activities focus on the promotion of health, public health and how health benefits populations.


Web portal: Research on nature and health

The portal presents an overview of research publications from projects on nature and human health relations conducted in Norway.  It provides a platform where researchers and practitioners can share information and gain knowledge from the research field. 


The Department of Public Health Science  is one of five departments in the Faculty of Landscape and Society. The department offers a 2-year Master programme in Public Health in addition to courses in human-environment relationships. Our staff have extensive expertise in physical and psychosocial factors that affect health and quality of life, and factors that can promote health and prevent disease in society. Read more. 

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