Future challenges and current innovations in applied health technology and public health

Document type: Miscellaneous
Popular science: Yes
Author(s): Louise Stjernberg
Title: Future challenges and current innovations in applied health technology and public health
Translated title: Framtida utmaningar och pågående innovationer inom tillämpad hälsoteknik och folkhälsovetenskap
Type of publication: Newsletter/review
Year: 2010
Issue: 9
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Health Science (Sektionen för hälsa)
School of Health Science S-371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
Authors e-mail: louise.stjernberg@bth.se
Language: English
Abstract: One of the challenges in research and education is to be innovative in helping society to develop sustainable applied technology, i.e. applied health technology that keeps pace with the need in society, both nationally and internationally for technology development in health promotion and prevention as well as in healthcare and social services. The School of Health Science at Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH) has the stated aim of moving in that direction as new areas of research and education are formulated. The School has defined Health and Technology and Sustainable Active Ageing as the two main focal areas for research and education. To emphasise the importance of bringing research and education into line with each another, a “Bachelor programme in Public Health Science aligned to Community Planning”, was established and started in 2009.
Subject: Public Health\General
Keywords: applied healt technology, public health, Blekinge Institute of Technology, research, barchelor programme
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