Department of Clinical Medicine

Welcome to the Department of Clinical Medicine 

The purpose and mission of the Department of Clinical Medicine is to conduct medical research and education at the highest international level. The department has focus on research that is based on clinical issues, and combines this with basic laboratory and registry-based research and research related to imaging analysis.

The Department of Clinical Medicine aims to increase the scope and quality of our research and education through extensive national and international collaboration and recruitment.

Studies at the Department of Clinical Medicine (K1)

K1 is involved in the professional training of doctors, master's degrees and bachelor degrees. Students meet K1 in lectures, clinics and group lessons. Our courses are in researcher education, clinical rotation, Master courses, Medicine courses, nutrition and some dentist or dental hygiene courses.

See list of our courses here. 

James Lorens in the laboratory.

The Norwegian prime minister commends research from the Lorens team at BerGenBio and CCBIO

The Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg highlighted CCBIO PI James Lorens and his company BerGenBio in her New Year's Address as an example of excellent cancer research.

Bergen Research Foundation ceremony in the University aula 2 December 2016, with recruiting research grant recipients from the University of Bergen.

Five young researchers funded millions

Five UiB scientists will receive over 100 million NOK from Bergen Research Foundation and the University of Bergen, who aim to lay the groundwork for world class research.

New doctorate - cancer research
Group photo of the candidate with opponents and supervisors.

New biomarkers in breast cancer

Gøril Knutsvik defended Monday October 31st 2016 her thesis ”Biomarkers in breast cancer, with special focus on tumor cell proliferation” for the PhD degree at the University of Bergen.

Diabetes Medicine

Diabetes medicine reduces Parkinson’s risk

A UiB-study shows that the taking of diabetes medicine reduces the risk of getting Parkinson´s disease.

Research groups

Research groups are the backbone of medical research. They do research better, more focused and enjoyable.

At the Department of Clinical Medicine we have the basis for much medical research, namely good patient materials.

Research teams collaborate independent of the boundaries of sections, department and institutions. You can find a selection of our research groups here.


Field areas

The departments consists of eleven sections. The subjects within these are: orthopedics, urology, plastic surgery, anesthesiology, pathology, radiology, neurology, neurosurgery, ear nose and throat, chirurgia minor, psychiatry, oftamologi (eye), dermatology (skin), gastroenterology, gastrointestinal surgery, nutrition and nephrology.

Long stretched activity

The department has its main activity in Bergen, but also has centers for education and research in Stavanger, Haugesund, Førde and Kristiansand.