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 14 research groups.

The department also has two research schools: 
Research School in Public Health and Primary Health Care and Research School for International Health

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

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

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