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Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Welcome to the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry is one of 6 faculties at the University of Bergen, and has about 1800 students.

The Faculty consists of 5 departments, which provide the foundations for its teaching and research activities.


Study Health Sciences at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry offers courses and degrees at Bachelor's, Master's and PhD level. 

Research | Nutrition

Saturated fat could be good for you

New study challenges the long-held idea that saturated fats are unhealthy.

RESEARCH | MEDICINE

Young cancer survivors have twice the risk of suicide

Survivors of cancer diagnosed before the age of 25 had a more than two-fold increased risk of suicide compared to their non-cancer peers.

Medicine | Research

Collaborates to combat kidney disease in Tanzania

- Non communicable diseases, like kidney diseases, are on the rise in sub-Saharan Africa, says the Tanzanian doctor Paschal Ruggajo. As a Ph.D-candiate at UiB he has looked into the reasons, and possible solutions, to this problem.

Research | Medicine

“Powerhouse”-failure may cause Parkinson disease

A new study from the University of Bergen suggests that Parkinson’s disease may be caused by failure of the microscopic powerhouses of the cell, called mitochondria, to adapt to the effects of aging.

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.

Doctoral education

The aim of the research program at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry (the PhD degree) is to qualify the candidate for research activities and other work requiring a high level of scientific insight within the Faculty's research fields.

The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry also administers the dr.philos. degree, which is an independent degree without supervision and organised research training. The two degrees are considered equal in status.

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