Department of Theoretical and Integrative Health Sciences

Department of Theoretical Health Science was organized in 2002 by Dr Kalapos István, PhD, Full Professor. This has been changed to Department of Theoretical and Integrative Health Science by Dr Kalapos István, who is the head of the department in 2015. Teaching the basic and theoretical subjects which belong to the department, are very important in the first three terms of the training because with this knowledge students will be able to understand and study the further subjects which are connected by clinical and field training. The context of the basics of morphology, the biochemical processes and function of the body's physiology/pathophysiology and the functional approach are essential for studying further subjects. Our important goal is to teach the basic knowledge of integrative medicine and complementary medicine in our Faculty. In that case suitable approach can be formed for the today's requirements.

Head of the department


Our important aim is that we will teach the basics of Integrative Health Science and the Complementary Medicine as well either in the Department of Health or Social Sciences of our Faculty.

Academic profile

Main researc topics of the department

  • – Complementary and integrative medicine
  • – Antropology
  • – Public health

Head of the department is dealing with public health problems of special groups (children, roma population) and attitude towards and use of complementary and integrative medicine.
Main researc topic of Molnár Mónika and Széll Róbert is antropology.
The PhD topic of Dr Kamarási Viktória is the treatment possibilities of tetralogy of Fallot.

Our future duties, plans

  • – successful continuation of PhD studies
  • – publish further publication, professional articles
  • – organize, develop the approach of  integrative medicine
  • – development of education, modernization of curriculum and use the latest achievements in the curriculum

Updated: 2022.06.07.

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