Department of Health Science

Kalaidos Gesundheit – praxisnah – berufsbegleitend –flexibel

The Department of Health Science of Kalaidos University of Applied Sciences is situated in the heart of Zurich. It was founded in 2006 with Bachelor and Master degree programmes as well as in postgraduate education study programs.

The history of the Department of Health Science emerged from the Swiss Red Cross’s renowned school for specialist education of nurses in the 1970ies. In the 1990ies, the school  established a master program in Health Sciences in cooperation with the University of Maastricht (NL, 1996-2006).

Following this academic tradition, we developed study programs for bachelor and master degrees in nursing. Within the postgraduate study programmes we offer various specialisations in management, nursing care, and interprofessional education needs. In January 2012, the charitable Careum Foundation took over the majority of shares of the department. Since then, our department is situated on the Careum Campus in Zurich.