Research Health Sciences

Our Research Unit for Health Sciences conducts clinical and interdisciplinary studies focusing on health system research and healthcare research.

The team from the Research Unit for Health Sciences designs, acquires and implements scientific studies in the health sector. Their major focus is on the health system and healthcare research, i.e. the scientific study of the care of individuals and the population using health-related products and services.

Key research subjects

  • Measuring the need for care in different healthcare contexts
  • Mental health
  • Measuring quality in the healthcare system
  • Need for, development of and effects of new continuing education programmes in healthcare
  • Patient information
  • Health Promotion and Prevention

What we offer

Our research team offers the following services to clients and practice partners:

  • Applied research and development in healthcare research
  • Concept development and consulting

Projects and publications

Our major focus in the Research Unit for Health Sciences is on health system research and healthcare research, i.e., the scientific study of the care of individuals and the population with health-related products and services.

All projects and publications of the Research Unit for Health Sciences are listed according to the start date and publication date in the ZHAW project and publication database.

Clients and research partners

We develop offers that are tailored to the needs and questions of our practice partners and clients. For this purpose, a wide range of quantitative and qualitative research methods and other tools are available to us.

We offer you a modern infrastructure and a wide range of competencies, which is supplemented by interdisciplinary networking within ZHAW, as well as by our close cooperation with international experts in various subject areas.

In interdisciplinary projects we work together with the Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Physiotherapy and Health Sciences research groups at the School of Health Professions.

Our research team

We have a multidisciplinary team with qualified scientists from various disciplines in social and health sciences, including sociology, psychology, public health and economics.