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Institute of Public Health, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow

The Institute of Public Health in the Faculty of Healthcare Jagiellonian University Medical College is the former Cracow School of Public Health, a name which has become engrained in the memory of many people, as it was the first school of public health in Poland. Both under the former and the present names, we conducted and continue to conduct research and development activities as well as training within the broadly understood field of public health.

The focus of our interest and work is issues relating to those aspects of health care that fall outside medicine, such as: health organization and health economics, social aspects of health care systems, administration and management, epidemiology, health promotion, issues of community health, managing pharmaceuticals and medical materials, computerisation and issues relating to the dissemination of information within health care. Detailed information about our research and development activities can be found on our web side www.szp.cm-uj.krakow.pl and pages of individual Departments of the Institute, including the activities, achievements and publications of individual faculties as well as the e-mail addresses of personnel to facilitate direct contact.

The Institute is a member of the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region, an associate member of The NETWORK of Community Partnerships for Health through Innovative Education, Service, and Research.

As an organisational unit of Jagiellonian University, we conduct large-scale educational activities, such as undergraduate and Master's courses in Public Health. We also offer postgraduate courses and specialist training.

The Institute of Public Health is trying to combine in a sustainable way the knowledge of the bio-medical field with economy, law, management, sociology and psychology in its educational program. The attainment of high quality equilibrium requires the development of a multidisciplinary scientific environment and a mutual interest in the subject matter, which is so unique in the Polish academic tradition. The challenge facing the executors of such a sustainable educational program not only calls for effort but also creates new research perspectives. Master of Public Health studies were launched at the Institute of Public Health in 1997. The curriculum reflects to a great extend the former, many-year experience of postgraduate Public Health training and strong pursuit of the IPH academic staff provide the education which meets the criteria set up by the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER).

After finishing the Public Health studies, a graduate should assume the role of an organizer and executor of health care programs at the population level with the attention turned to such activities as: Health promotion and health education, early disease diagnosis, Elimination of social effects of disease, Multi-aspect cost-benefit analysis of programs and strategies of overcoming diseases. 

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Institute of Public Health, Jagiellonian University

Gregórzecka 20
31-351 Krakow

Poland

More info on Prof. Dr. Hab. W. Cezary Wlodarczyk

Institute of Public Health, Jagiellonian University

Gregórzecka 20
31-351 Krakow

Poland

More info on Dr. Iwona Kowalska-Koprowska

Institute of Public Health, Jagiellonian UniversityGregórzecka 20

31-351 Krakow

Anna Mokrzycka