Faculty of Medicine

Parents’ Mental Health Problems Increase the Risk of Reactive Attachment Disorder in Children


Children’s risk of being diagnosed with reactive attachment disorder (RAD) increases if parents are diagnosed with any type of mental health disorder, discovered researchers from the Research Centre for Child Psychiatry of the University of Turku, Finland. Particularly parents’ alcohol and drug addiction and mother's depression were associated with reactive attachment disorder in children. The nationwide population-based study is the most extensive study on the risk factors of RAD.

International Master's Degree Programmes

In the application period 3 December 2018 - 31 January 2019 we offer the following International Master's Degree Programmes taught in English, starting in autumn 2019.

Clear! – Doctors and Nurses Train Together in New Simulation Facility


Finland’s high quality healthcare is ensured by training qualified experts in medicine and nursing sciences. In the new clinical skills teaching facilities of the University of Turku, future doctors and nurses can simulate working in multiprofessional groups, using various practical skills. While the patient in the room happens to be a dummy, the simulation creates real learning experiences.

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The multidisciplinary University of Turku has several interdisciplinary collaboration platforms whose purpose is to bring together different disciplines and representatives of companies and business life under various themes and perspectives.

Innovations and Entrepreneurship

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Applying for the Title of Docent at the Faculty of Medicine

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