Health Research and Development
Five health care research units
Five profession-specific research units are together under one roof and make an important contribution to quality assurance and the further development of health care.
The research and development in this unit aims to ensure the quality of occupational therapy services for individuals and groups in the context of the provision of health care. We deal with research questions from health care practice and answer them in close cooperation with interdisciplinary partners. The results flow back into practice through publications as well as our degree and continuing education programmes.
The Public Health Research Unit deals with issues of health promotion and prevention, epidemiology, determinants of health problems, as well as health systems and the provision of health care.
The Midwifery Research Unit promotes evidence-based midwifery practice, quality assurance of the work of midwives, and needs-based care during pregnancy, birth, and early childhood. The focus is on providing the best possible care for women, children, and families during pregnancy and birth, in the postpartum period and while breastfeeding.
The Nursing Science Research Unit is committed to the further development and strengthening of clinical, professional, and informal nursing within its four focal areas of nursing in acute care, nursing in the home, family-centred nursing, and community-based integrated care. To this end, it conducts institutional, national, and international research projects in close cooperation with partners from research and clinical practice.
The Physiotherapy Research Unit promotes the quality and further development of physiotherapy and engages in teaching degree and continuing education programmes. The team includes scientists involved in physiotherapy, psychology, sociology, and kinesiology. A modern laboratory for motion analysis and mobile measuring equipment form the core of the unit’s research infrastructure.