The faculty is organized in departments covering the most important public health sectors.
The main focus of research in the AG 6 is the management of chronic illness and the need for long-term care as well as health problems in old age and the associated challenges for health care and the consequences for the further development of care. Part of the working group is also the Institute for Nursing Science (IPW).
The Institute for Nursing Science was founded in 1995 with the aim of promoting the development of nursing science and research at the university level. The IPW is an an institute of the Bielefeld University and is financially supported by the Ministry of Health, Emancipation, Nursing and Age NRW.
In the NRW progress course of lecturers "Challenges and Opportunities of Global Refugee Migration for Health Care in Germany" (FlüGe) 13 doctoral students from 7 faculties deal with the challenges of global refugee migration.
The Faculty of Health Sciences and the Faculty of Law are organizing institutions of the Bielefeld Center for Healthcare Compliance (BCHC). The BCHC is a forum where theoretical and practical questions associated with compliance management in healthcare institutions are discussed in an interdisciplinary context and practical solutions are developed.
In the Centre for ePublic Health Research at the Faculty of Health Sciences, research and teaching focus on topics related to digitalisation in health promotion, prevention and care.