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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.

RESEARCH | MEDICINE

Young cancer survivors in economic struggle

If you survive cancer at young age, then you have a higher risk of becoming unemployed and economically dependent than others, a Norwegian study shows.

RESEARCH | MEDICINE

Smoking fathers increase asthma-risk in future offspring.

A Norwegian study shows that asthma is three times more common in those who had a fAnchorather who smoked in adolescence than offspring who didn’t.

National infrastructure project

Making a unique national resource more accessible

Health registries contain a vast treasure trove of unique and valuable data; they are a national resource that give Norway a competitive advantage in a knowledge-based economy.

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2017 EADI Conference at UiB

"Globalisation at the Crossroads: Rethinking Inequalities and Boundaries"

New publication

Pain, Psychosis and Agitation in People with Dementia

For people with dementia it is common to experience neuropsychiatric symptoms, such as delusions, hallucinations and agitation. This study aims to investigate the relationship between pain and psychosis and agitation.