The School of Health Sciences at the University of Iceland is a national leader in the field of health care and has played a key role in the build-up of the Icelandic health care system. The school is comprised of six faculties: Faculty of Nursing; Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences; Faculty of Medicine; Faculty of Food Science and Nutrition; Faculty of Psychology and Faculty of Odontology.
Good preparation for the future
The School of Health Sciences prepares students to work in all areas of the health care system, whether in treatment, research or administration. The studies are also an excellent foundation for graduate studies, and alumni from the School of Health Sciences have continued their studies, with great success, at leading universities in the world.
The School of Health Sciences collaborates closely with Landspítali - University Hospital and the Primary Health Care of the Capital Area. The nation's foremost health care specialists are involved with teaching and research at the school. Research at the school is very ambitious, and every day the search for new methods for prevention and treatment of illnesses continues. Plans are underway to build a new university hospital with excellent teaching and research facilities; this will become the new home of the School of Health Sciences.