educational strategy of the EDUVITAL NEt


With a multiple professional background, the EDUVITAL NET intends to provide powerful support in propagating health knowledge  in primary- and high schools, as well as through health institutions specified to very wide age groups, from early childhood to elderly generations.

In order to educate health preservation, based on newly produced teaching materials, the additional goal of the EDUVITAL NET is to initiate professional and interdisciplinary open discussions of issues about the paradigm changes of medical sciences and related activities. The strategic goal of the EDUVITAL NET is to reach those contacting broad sections of  the society, i.e. medical experts, teachers, journalists, political decision makers and civil (e.g. patient-) associations.


The modules of the teaching materials are as follows:
  • Basic biology, genetics, gender differences (principles  of genetics, epigenetics, irreversible and  reversible elements, genome, proteome, metabolome, network theories)
  • Lifestyle in general (historical memories in various cultures, social models, gender differences)
  • Major chronic diseases (obesity-metabolic diseases, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, autoimmunity,  psychosomatic diseases)
  • Environment-medicine, ecology, biosphere, pollution and protection (water, air, soil)
  • Dietetics (eating habits, social aspects, eating disorders, food- allergy and food-intolerance, food additives, nutrigenomics)
  • Embryology, pediatrics (in utero effects, maternal influences, folic acid, iodine, infants with high- and low weight, infant obesity)
  • Gerontology (age-related physiological changes, healthy aging, aging and telomerase)
  • Physical activity, sport as epigenetic factor, sportgenomics
  • Occupational medicine (human body and work, work history, culture and society, work epigenetics, economical effects, practical solutions at work, gender differences)
  • Toxicology (environmental sources, influences on genome and proteome)
  • Drug addiction, smoking
  • Alcoholism (biological, genetic, social factors)
  • Neurobiology (mirror neurons, neuromuscular disorders, neurogenetics)
  • Basic psychology (biological, cognitive and gender aspects)
  • Basics of behaviour sciences (principles and potentials)
  • Psychosocial  influences (mental disorders, mental fitness, stress, yoga, group therapy)
  • Memetics (memes and history, role of traditions, maternal and paternal genetic and behaviour effects, gender biology, genomic imprinting, chronic stress and memetics, memic adaptation and circadian rhythm)
  • Personalized medicine (rare diseases, principles of systems medicine, „4P” medicine)
  • School health and lifestyle (age-related changes in school between 6-18 years, physical education pedagogy, school hygiene, school meal and nutrition, basic concepts of first aid,  vaccination in school, smoking and drug consumption in school, realization of health education in school for different age groups - puberty and adolescence, organization of competitions and quizzes in health education knowledge topics)
  • Bioethics
  • Lifestyle and religions


The educational material will be available in gipsy (Rromani) and other minority languages (with a linguistic help of the Roma Education Fund and the Roma Health Fund), as well as in English, German and French languages.