University of Lucerne - The Department of Health Sciences and Health Policy


The Department of Health Sciences and Health Policy of the University of Lucerne promotes research and prepares scientists to work in the field of health and disability from a biopsychosocial perspective. The theoretical framework of the department is rooted in the concept of human functioning, as codified by the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health. Profile The Department of Health Sciences and Health Policy focuses on human functioning, disability, and health. To pursue its mission, it is essential for the department to create knowledge through research, reproduce knowledge through higher education, and translate knowledge into evidence that can be communicated to the public, policymakers, and practitioners. Its objectives are:

  • To provide scientists and practitioners with the highest level of education in human functioning and disability
  • To promote new findings to enhance human functioning and to reduce the impact of health conditions on people’s lives
  • To translate research into strategies of health and education for individuals and populations
  • To inform policy debate, disseminate health information, and increase awareness of functioning as a public good.



University of Lucerne
Frohburgstrasse 3
P.O. Box 4466

6002 Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland

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