Definition of Health Sciences

Health Sciences is a multidisciplinary field. It actively combines bio-medical, psycho-social, organizational and societal aspects of health, disease and health care. In addition, it focuses on the design and evaluation of medical-technological, behavioural and organizational interventions as well as the application of that knowledge to improve health and patient centered health care, and to ultimately improve the quality of life.

Translating Medical and Information Technology into Health Care

Health scientists from Twente know how to translate results from basic-, and applied clinical research to actual health care provision. The central focus is to improve patient-centered care by using medical and Information Technology. Health scientists need skills based in biomedical and behavioural sciences.  

Health Services Research

The application of knowledge to improve health and patient-centered health care requires basic skills in Health Services Research. HSR is the multidisciplinary field of scientific investigation that studies how social factors, financing systems, organizational structures and processes, affect access to health care, the quality and cost of health care, and ultimately our health and well-being. HSR has a strong foundation in the social- and management sciences.