Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Kosice - Faculty of Medicine

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History

Milestones in the history of Department of Social and Behavioural Medicine

1951 - Ideas of Social Medicine are taught within the course Organization of Healthcare
 
1955 - Establishment of the Institute for Organization of Healthcare, as part of the Department of Public Health
 
1991 - Establishment of the Department of Humanities, Social Medicine and Public Health
 
1993 - Establishment of the Department of Social Medicine
 
2008 - Department of Epidemiology, Department of Hygiene, and Department of Social Medicine were merged together to create the Department of Public Health. The original departments operated as separate units within the new umbrella department. At the end of year 2009 the Health Psychology Unit joined the department.
 
2015 - After five year of existence the Department of Public Health was split into four separate departments, and one of them became the current Department of Social and Behavioural Medicine. This organizational change resulted mainly from a different orientation of teaching and research activities of individual units as well as the need for  further development and strengthening of separate scientific branches.
 
Last update: 16.04.2016