Health and Society is a research topic which studies the health and illness of individuals and groups in relation to societal conditions and structures.

Within the subject there are diverse perspectives and problem areas which require a number of academic disciplines to study. Medicine and health sciences, social sciences, and the humanities are intertwined in the exploration of the relationship between, for example, social, psychological, cultural, political, economic, legal, and philosophical aspects, on the one hand, and health and illness on the other.

The research subject also includes studies and development of the scientific methods and theories that create the conditions for such research.

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Doctoral studies in Health and Society

Malmö University has doctoral studies in Health and Society.

Health and Society is a multidisciplinary research discipline focussing on human health and well-being by applying a medical and social science perspective to analyses of the interplay between individuals and social processes.

Contact for doctoral studies in Health and Society: Sara Johnsdotter

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