The Population-Based Medicine (PBM) department focuses on population health. Our aim is to better understand the influence of behavioural, environmental, biological, social, economic, cultural and psychological factors on health and disease in populations and population groups in order to develop better population-based measures for prevention, health promotion and medical care.
Population-Based Medicine works with epidemiological and statistical methods and models. The focus is on identifying patterns in risk factors for disease and protective factors for health. The identification of such determinants and their interaction supports the development of more specific health guidelines to promote the physical and mental health of the population.