Public Health Science

Department of Public Health Science

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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.

News

Understanding cultural beliefs and practices is important to effectively influence sanitation and hygiene behaviours in rural India

Understanding cultural beliefs and practices is important to effectively influence sanitation and hygiene behaviours in rural India

Anise Gold-Watts engaged local communities to culturally adapt school-based water, sanitation and hygiene interventions via the SHINE project in a rural community in India. 

The coronavirus leads to the biggest internal migration in India since 1947

The coronavirus leads to the biggest internal migration in India since 1947

1.3 billion Indians have been ordered to stay home, and public transport stopped running overnight. Millions of Indians have to walk hundreds of kilometres to get to their own homes. Researchers at NMBU now fear that the country is also facing a famine.

A day on the farm works wonders for people with dementia

A day on the farm works wonders for people with dementia

People with dementia sit still less, are more active socially and physically and are in a better mood on a farm than in a daycare centre.

About

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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