Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care

The Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care (IGS) undertakes research and research training in a wide spectrum of disciplines including: physiotherapy, occupational medicine, epidemiology, social pharmacy, genetic counselling, statistics, nursing, ethics and general practise. The Department also hosts several Centres: the Centre for International Health (CIH), the Centre for Elderly and Nursing Home Medicine (SEFAS), the Centre for Inter-professional Work-Place Learning in Primary Care (TVEPS) and a Centre of Excellence, the Centre for Intervention Science in Maternal and Child Health (CISMAC). Researchers at IGS are organised in 16 research groups.

We offer Master, professional, PhD, researcher-training and continuing education programmes.

  • Courses
  • Master / professional
  • PhD / research-training
  • Continuing Education

More information about applying for Master programmes.  Contact studie@igs.uib.no for more info.


UiB offers online course in occupational health

Every day, 6,300 people die as a result of work accidents or work-related diseases. A new online course from UiB seeks to prevent workers from injuries and death.


Saving children from HIV

12 months of liquid HIV drugs for babies during breastfeeding from HIV positive mothers protects them from infection, shows a new study published in The Lancet.


How to deal with hip osteoarthritis?

Research and course collaboration between Physiotherapy Research Group at IGS and Orthopedic Department at Haukeland University Hospital (HUH).


Prioritising within limited health budgets

Amani Thomas has proved that a new and more effective antimalarial medicine can save 360,000 more children from malaria each year in his home country Tanzania.

Research highlights

CANCER – individual studies to a global overview

Cancer was the second leading cause of death after cardiovascular disease globally in 2013. Over the past few months, researchers from different research groups at the Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care (IGS) have been involved in a number of individual studies and one important global review.