Institute of



“Every day, we face the challenge of combining theory, science and practice to ensure that our graduates are ideally prepared to tackle the challenges of everyday working life on the fast-paced health market. We attach great importance to skills of communication and working in multi-professional teams.”

Head of Institute Beate Salchinger

Research is carried out in multidisciplinary collaboration with other institutes of the Department of Health Studies. The individual degree programmes and institutes focus on topics including obesity, exercise, healthy ageing and health literacy. The Department has forged networks with relevant stakeholders in the health sector to establish itself as a recognised partner in achieving health objectives and to gain visibility in Styria as also at the national and international level.

Research areas
  • Development and evaluation of evidence-based innovative diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
  • Health services research for the healthcare professions
  • Innovative training concepts for the healthcare professions
  • Health promotion and prevention strategies
Photo: FH JOANNEUM / Stefan Leitner