Health Sciences

University Medical Center Groningen

Healthcare is more than just making sick people better. Preventing disease and dealing with the consequences of illness are also important when it comes to staying healthy and ageing as healthily as possible. That is the philosophy of the Department of Health Sciences.

Our mission is to promote health and participation opportunities for people during their entire life course and to optimize healthcare in close collaboration with professional practice. Core issues include preventing disease, dealing with the consequences of illness and promoting the participation of ill people in society and work settings.

We aim to realize these issues by carrying out our core activities of scientific research, academic and post-academic teaching and patient care. More information can be found in the departmental sections. The organizational profile provides a better understanding of the organization behind Health Sciences.