Department of Public Health · University of Basel


Public Health is the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private, communities and individuals. It involves many disciplines which share health care system approach, and focus on entire populations rather than individual patients alone. Furthermore, disciplines involved in public health share strengths in a variety of methodological approaches (quantitative (epidemiologic/economic), qualitative, mixed methods, action research).