Department of Clinical Medicine

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Welcome to the Department of Clinical Medicine 

The purpose and mission of the Department of Clinical Medicine (K1) 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 aims to increase the scope and quality of our research and education through extensive national and international collaboration and recruitment.

Studies at the department

K1 is involved in the professional training of doctors, and a bachelor and master's degree in nutrition. 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. 

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Studien var ledet av professor og overlege Charalampos Tzoulis (midten), sammen med senior forsker Christian Dölle (venstre) og overlege Brage Brakedal (høyre).

Targeting the brain's energy metabolism may hold the key for treating Parkinson’s disease

The results of a new clinical trial, published in the peer-reviewed journal Cell Metabolism, show that oral intake of nicotinamide riboside (NR) enhances NAD-metabolism in the brain of individuals with Parkinson’s disease, and shows promise as a potential therapy.

baby looking straight into the camera with bright blue eyes

Lower birth weight at delivery is linked to neurodevelopmental problems

UiB research shows that being born to term with a weight lower than 3,5 kilos is related to a higher risk of developing neurodevelopmental problems such as cerebral palsy and autism.

TMS starting grant
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TMS Starting Grant to Carina Strell

The Trond Mohn Foundation has now announced that Carina Strell will be one of three candidates at the University of Bergen (UiB) to be awarded with a TMS starting grant, for her project Understanding Early Breast Cancer Evolution in Space and Time (EvoMaps). Strell has a long-term collaboration with...

Falch Lecture 2021
Screenshot from Zoom, with the speaker and a slide from the talk, showing microscopy imaging..

True believer in the magic of science

November 9, Professor Robert S. Langer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, presented the Falch Lecture entitled "Creating and implementing breakthrough technologies in biotechnology and nanotechnology". Through a live streaming from MIT, the around 200 people in Store Auditorium enjoyed a truly...

Charalamopos Tzoulis i labben. Han står med armene i kors mellom to store sprossekledde vinduer og ser rett inn i kamera. Bak ham kan man se divere utstyr til labben. Utenfor er det grønt og frodig, man kan se hus oppover skråningene.

"Neurodegenerative diseases remain an unsolved mystery"

Professor Charalampos Tzoulis stresses that neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and ALS, represent a global health emergency that can only be tackled through extensive research.

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.