Białystok, Poland

Faculty of Health Sciences

Wydział Nauk o Zdrowiu

Subject area: medicine, health care
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The Faculty of Health Sciences of the Medical University of Białystok was established in 1999. Initially,  it functioned as the Division of Nursing of the Faculty of Medicine, offering an extra-mural master’s degree programme in nursing. 

The year 2000 marked the launching of full-time bachelor’s degree programmes in nursing, physiotherapy and dietetics. Two years later, bachelor’s degree programmes in midwifery and public health were opened. In 2003, the Senate of the Medical University of Białystok set up the Faculty of Nursing and Healthcare. Pursuant to the Senate’s decision of 27th March, 2008, the name was changed to the Faculty of Health Sciences.

The Faculty of Health Sciences has the powers to confer the academic degrees of doktor (PhD) in two disciplines: medicine and health sciences, and doktor habilitowany (post-doctoral degree) in the same disciplines.

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Health is the ability of a biological system to acquire, convert, allocate, distribute, and utilize energy with maximum efficiency. The World Health Organization (WHO) defined human health in a broader sense in its 1948 constitution as "a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." This definition has been subject to controversy, in particular as lacking operational value, the ambiguity in developing cohesive health strategies and because of the problem created by use of the word "complete", which makes it practically impossible to achieve. Other definitions have been proposed, among which a recent definition that correlates health and personal satisfaction.
Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
Attributed to Markus Herz by Ernst von Feuchtersleben, Zur Diätetik der Seele (1841), p. 95. (more info).
There are three wicks you know to the lamp of a man's life: brain, blood, and breath. Press the brain a little, its light goes out, followed by both the others. Stop the heart a minute, and out go all three of the wicks. Choke the air out of the lungs, and presently the fluid ceases to supply the other centres of flame, and all is soon stagnation, cold, and darkness.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., The Professor at the Breakfast Table (1859), XI.
As a people, we have become obsessed with Health. There is something fundamentally, radically unhealthy about all this. We do not seem to be seeking more exuberance in living as much as staving off failure, putting off dying. We have lost all confidence in the human body.
Lewis Thomas, The Medusa and the Snail (1979).
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