The Institute of Public Health in the Faculty of Health Sciences Jagiellonian University Medical College is the former Cracow School of Public Health, a name which has become engrained in the memory of many people, as it was the first school of public health in Poland. If you wish to find out more about the development of our institution, please visit the section titled History. Both under the former and the present names, we conducted and continue to conduct research and development activities as well as training within the broadly understood field of public health. The focus of our interest and work is issues relating to those aspects of health care that fall outside medicine, such as: health organization and health economics, social aspects of health care systems, administration and management, epidemiology, health promotion, issues of community health, managing pharmaceuticals and medical materials, computerisation and issues relating to the dissemination of information within health care. Detailed information about our research and development activities can be found on the pages of individual Departments of the Institute, including the activities, achievements and publications of individual faculties as well as the e-mail addresses of personnel to facilitate direct contact. The Institute is a member of the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER), an associate member of The NETWORK: Towards Unity for Health, and participates in the activities of the European Political Science Network.

As an organisational unit of Jagiellonian University, we conduct large-scale educational activities, such as undergraduate and Master’s courses in Public Health. We also offer postgraduate courses and specialist training. Information about all of our educational activities can be found in the section entitled Educational Activity. The Information for Students page contains information specifically for present and future students of the Institute. You are also welcome to use our Library for information on the Institute’s collections of books, periodicals, audio-visual materials and computer databases, as well as information services offered by the library.