Care Sciences

Within the third-cycle subject area of Care Sciences, the focus is on people’s health and care throughout their lives.

In Care Sciences the resources of individuals and groups for preserving or regaining optimal health are studied, as well as the ability to cope with health status changes. The interaction and relationship between individuals and/or their relatives and the healthcare staff concerned, as well as the opportunities that health care offers to support individuals and their families, constitute important perspectives. An issue of importance is the opportunity for people to become involved and to feel secure when their needs are to be assessed, as well as in the choice and implementation of interventions. Of special interest are contexts in which people’s own resources are insufficient and/or where they are in a vulnerable position.

Research in Care Sciences encompasses different theories  and methods for studies of problems, interventions and the relevant processes, as well as the dependency on the contexts involved, such as societal organisation, cultural, social and global. The research can be described and problematised from an individual, group or societal perspective and has an interprofessional interest embracing preventive, supportive, caring and rehabilitating/habilitating interventions.

Research in Care Sciences has points in common with research in the Public Health Sciences and Social Work, which enables synergy effects in research findings, thereby broadening the understanding of the current area of research.


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Download the GS for Care Sciences for those admitted before May 17 2016 (pdf 395 kB)