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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 15 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.

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.

RESEARCH | Global health

More knowledge will reduce teenage pregnancies

Ingvild Sandøy has been given NOK 25 million from the Research Council of Norway to prevent teenage pregnancies in Zambia.

RESEARCH | MEDICINE

Male cancer survivors less likely to reproduce

According to a Norwegian study of male cancer patients diagnosed under the age of 25, many male cancer patients have problems reproducing. The researchers hope this new knowledge may contribute to changing future treatment of male cancer patients.

PhD Research

Losing weight can bring challenges!

Recent results from the Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care (IGS) show that bariatric surgery patients need more than just physical follow-up.

EDUCATION

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.