Department of Public Health

The health of populations is a persistent and imperative global concern. We are faced with significant population health challenges that range from rapidly growing and ageing populations to urbanisation, climate change, new patterns of disease, sustainable development and environmental health challenges, management of man-made and natural disasters, healthcare financing and healthcare reforms.

Public health is an interdisciplinary field that seeks to promote and maintain the health, safety and well-being of populations and to prevent and manage disease, disability and human suffering.

This is reflected in the Department of Public Health's interdisciplinary research and highly experienced international academic staff.