Qualification profile

Professional and occupation-relevant qualifications on successful completion of the programme

Conditional on the choice of main specialisation, the graduate in public health science will either be particularly or generally qualified for handling problems within the fields of public health planning (either nationally or globally) and public health administration (either nationally or globally). Furthermore, the graduate in public health science will be qualified for dealing with analysis, development, planning, advising, teaching, and research in relation to prevention and health promotion.

Independent of the choice of specialisation, the graduate in public health will

  • have extended knowledge on the health status and conditions for health of various population groups 
  • have extended knowledge on the theories, methods and strategies used to promote and protect the populations health and well-being
  • be able to understand, apply and reflect about relevant theory, research methods and research approaches within public health

have skills to:

  • independently gather and analyse information on the health and well-being of selected population groups.
  • analyse and critically assess the influence of behavioural, environmental and social conditions on the physical, mental and social health and quality of life of population groups.
  • take over leadership in the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes, policies and institutions that aim at prevention, health promotion, care, rehabilitation, and treatment.
  • teach and carry through research-oriented investigations within the framework of the public health area in a largely autonomous manner

have competencies to:

  • to solve relevant tasks within public administration, private companies, teaching, professional organisations and associations
  • communicate and co-operate interdisciplinary – locally, nationally, and internationally – on public health-related initiatives, subjects, methods, and theories.
  • identify individual learning needs and structure individual learning in different learning environments


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