Section for Ethics and Health Economics

Overlege Danielssens Hus

The Section for Ethics and Health Economics (ETØK) at the Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care (IGS) focuses on ethical and financial issues related to health and health priorities.

Section leader:   Bjarne Robberstad


The Section has two research groups:

- Bergen Centre for Ethics and Priority Setting (BCEPS)
- A new research group to be formalised in the autumn semester 2020

Central topics of research include:

- priority setting in health
- ethics and decision making
- translational ethics
- local implications of global and national health policy
- financial risk in health services
- standard and distribution-sensitive evaluations in health economics

The Section is also responsible for teaching courses as part of the following study programmes:

- Medicine
- Master in Health and Society
- Master in Biomedical Sciences
- Master in Global Health
- PhD courses
- Elective courses

More information will be made available on this website during the course of the autumn semester 2020.