Welcome to the School of Health Sciences
The health sciences encompass a variety of disciplines, all of which relate to the application of science to health. The School of Health Sciences at Örebro University is a dynamic and creative environment. We offer attractive degree programmes, courses and research in activity and health, medical diagnostics, nursing science and sports science (management and education).
School of Health Sciences
- 2400 students
- 17 degree programmes
- 65 doctoral students
- 3 doctoral programmes
- 250 courses/year
- 200 faculty and staff
- 4 academic divisions
- 8 professorships
- 23 exchange partners
The School of Health Sciences educates future audiologists, biomedical scientists, occupational therapists, nurses, physical education teachers, radiographers, nurse specialists, sport coaches, and sport managers.
Our research is highly transdisciplinary; focusing on health and education in Biomedicine, Disability Research, Medicine, Nursing Science, Occupational Therapy, Public Health Sciences, and Sport Science. Faculty researchers are organized into interdisciplinary research groups and continually explore key topics for study in their respective fields. We collaborate with the health care, social services, and education sectors in Sweden and internationally.
The Schools’ three PhD programs focus on Disability Research, Sports Science, and Medical Science with a specialization in Healthcare sciences.
Older people rarely get diagnosed and treated – despite signs of ADHD
Adults with ADHD run a higher risk of developing a number of age-related conditions – dementia, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. At the same time, very few adults are today given the diagnosis ADHD, despite symptoms. As shown by Maja...
“A complement to vaccine” – Örebro researchers hold patent for new treatment of several viruses
A type of peptides from a lactic acid bacterium kills viruses, including coronavirus. The findings have resulted in a Swedish patent, with an international patent pending. “We’re hoping for a quick turnaround to allow this discovery to be utilised in...
EU awarding Örebro University status as ‘European University’
Örebro University is one of nine European universities that together form the alliance NEOLAiA. Now, the EU Commission has awarded NEOLAiA status as a ‘European University’ and, along with it, funding of EUR 14.4 million in total.
Theme seminar - Research and development work with a focus on reducing loneliness in the elderly
02 October 2023 14:30 – 16:00 Digitally
Program: 1) Elderly people's experiences of loneliness in nursing homes Presenters: Annika Söderman (MD, ORU), Mialinn A Lindvall (MD, UFC) 2) Presentation of development work from Karlskoga municipality Presenter: Nina Bäckman (activities coordinator,...