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Understanding five major topics in health

How can we face modern problems in modern society such as drug abuse, high levels of occupational stress, unhealthy food choices or population-wide physical inactivity? What are the consequences of these issues for our health and our society?

Life expectancy has never been as high as today. However, our modern society faces modern problems. In this minor five major topics in health are discussed: occupational health, sexual health, physical activity, food consumption, and drugs and addiction. Each health topic will be discussed from various viewpoints: physiological, psychological, societal, social-cultural, and ethical viewpoint. The minor is advanced and interdisciplinary and consists of five courses, each discussing a current health topic.

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