History of the Faculty

The first faculty of Public Health in Hungary was established by the decision of the Hungarian Government on 1st December 2005, by the unification of the School of Public Health, the Department of Preventive Medicine, the Department of Family Medicine and the Department of Behavioural Sciences of the University of Debrecen.

Becoming an independent faculty of the University of Debrecen (presently uniting 14 different faculties) was preceded by a 10-year period of development. Establishment and launching of 5 different postgraduate and one graduate training programmes as well as the establishment of a doctoral programme were carried out by the teaching staff of the faculty with the effective support of the University of Debrecen and its Medical and Health Science Centre. As a result of these efforts the Faculty became a unique, internationally recognised and competitive training centre in Hungary. According to the Bologna process the Faculty has established and from 2006 and 2007 launched its bachelor and master training programmes in the field of public health and health sciences. With its 3 bachelor and 5 master training programmes, the Faculty of Public Health offers a rich variety of learning experience at present. The Faculty hosts the Doctorial School of Health Sciences of the University, which has two doctoral programmes since 2009.

Close cooperation with several faculties of the University of Debrecen guided the process of becoming a faculty, and the Faculty also became an internationally recognised workshop of public health research.

Faculty of Public Health

  • Department of Preventive Medicine

    • Division of Biomarker Analysis
    • Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
    • Division of Health Promotion
    • Division of Public Health Medicine
    • Divison of Occupational Health
  • Department of Family and Occupational Medicine
  • Department of Behavioural Sciences
    • Division of Clinical and Health Psychology
    • Division of Humanities for Health Care
  • Department of Hospital Hygiene and Infection Control
  • Department of Physiotherapy
  • Department of Health Systems Management and Quality Management in Health Care
  • School of Public Health

Updated: 2019.01.30.

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