Medical Science is a comprehensive research subject area in which different causes of health and disease, as well as man’s possibilities and needs to attain and maintain a high degree of wellbeing are studied. Studies in the subject include both basic and applied research, health economic and ethical aspects, as well as medical education. Clinical research constitutes a large part of the medical science.
Research education subject information
Faculty of Health, Medicine and Care
- School of Health Sciences
- School of Medical Sciences
The four different specialisations within the subject area Medical Science are:
- Biomedicine, which includes the study of humans and their diseases, the approach being the role played by genes, molecules and cells for normal function and for disease.
- Healthcare Sciences, has its focus on issues of health and ill health in persons suffering from acute and long-term illness and persons with disabilities. The subject has an individual, family and social perspective encompassing the areas of health promotion, prevention, care/nursing and rehabilitation.
- Medicine, which includes the study of normal and disease-related processes in the human body, from the molecular to the system level. The subject also comprises the human body’s interplay with the surrounding environment as well as pharmacological principles.
- Surgical Sciences, which include the study of physiological and pathophysiological processes, related to disease as well as measures related to surgical treatment.
Medical Science with specialisation in Healthcare Science:
Director of studies: Elisabeth Ericsson