The Department organises basic education in its field primarily in medicine, dentistry and the Master’s Programme in Translational Medicine, but participates in organising other teaching as well.
Instructors and researchers at the Department supervise theses completed during advanced studies in their own research areas. Those interested can contact them directly.
The objective of the programme is to educate specialists who are capable of independent work, familiar with the connections between work and health, proficient in occupational health care practices and able to conduct multidisciplinary cooperation. The education is organised in cooperation with the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health.
Occupational health education at the University of Helsinki (in Finnish only)
The Virtual University in Occupational Health Care offers online learning material that supports specialist education, various online courses and an opportunity for networking nationally with other physicians completing specialist education.
The objective of the programme is to educate specialists who understand public health and preventive health care, and who are able to study, produce and, above all, apply population data in planning and managing services.
When the decision on admission is dated 1 August 2009 or later, physicians and dentists completing a specialist training programme must also complete training for immediate supervisors.
Further information on specialist training in health care and occupational health care, as well as the training for immediate supervisors is available at the Faculty of Medicine website and at email@example.com.
Basic studies in public health are available to those students of other faculties whose studies require a basic understanding of the social and other factors affecting the occurrence of diseases, the preconditions and methods for investigating these factors, the prevention of diseases and the social impact of diseases.
Those applying for the right to complete basic studies in public health must submit an informal and well-founded application by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to
Professor Ossi Rahkonen
Department of Public Health
PO Box 20 (Tukholmankatu 8 B)
00014 University of Helsinki
The right to study is granted by Professor Rahkonen. The right is valid for two academic years with the possibility to apply for continuation.
Further information and examination registrations at email@example.com. Participants must submit the examination subject, student number and contact details.
The Department conducts active postgraduate education. Each year, more than ten researchers receive their doctoral degree from the Department. Departmental researchers are central to the Doctoral Programme in Population Health. Doctoral programme operations are coordinated by the Doctoral School in Health Sciences at the Faculty of Medicine.
The multidisciplinary scientific research conducted at the Department is of a high standard. The high scientific quality of the departmental research is based on solid research traditions, as well as comprehensive research cooperation both in Finland and abroad.
Central research areas include
A consulting unit in biostatistics operates at the Department, providing statistical guidance to researchers working at the Meilahti Campus. Further information is available on the unit website.