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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.

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.

Books from UiB

The secret behind the art of helping

No one can protect themselves from falling ill, but we can protect those who are ill from being deprived of their dignity. A new book shows how patients can be met with a care that preserves their dignity.

National Research School

New Research School in Global Health

- The aim of the Research School is to increase network activity between Ph.D.-candidates, thereby lowering the threshold to visit each other and cooperate, says Chairman Thorkild Tylleskär. –We believe that through this we will be able to facilitate for better research.

RESEARCH | MEDICINE

Health anxiety increases risk of heart attack

Hypochondriacs have 70 per cent higher risk of heart disease, shows a study from the University of Bergen.

New Publication

Patients experience burdensome deaths in Norwegian Nursing Homes

Almost 50 % of nursing home patients in Norway die with moderate to severe pain. Reidun Sandviks PhD-study takes a closer look at end of life care in nursing homes.

save the date - 2017

2017 EADI Conference at UiB

"Globalisation at the Crossroads: Rethinking Inequalities and Boundaries"