Department of Clinical Medicine

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Interior of the lab building

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. 

Portrait of Lars A. Akslen next to the Helse Vest Research Award diploma.

Prestigious recognitions to Lars A. Akslen and CCBIO

The regional health authority Helse Vest’s Research Award 2023 goes to Professor Lars Andreas Akslen and CCBIO for ground-breaking research on cancer biomarkers. Akslen has also been subject to another prestigious recognition this fall, as he was recently elected as member of the Academia Europaea.

Forskningsrådgivere poserer foran kamera

Launches new application portal for external funding

Research advisors at the Faculty of Medicine have recently launched a new portal for researchers applying for external funding.

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Kjell Morten Myhr og Øivind Thorkilldsen

Targeting Epstein-Barr virus to treat and prevent MS

Researchers launch pioneering EU funded research initiative to uncover role of Epstein-Barr virus in multiple sclerosis, building on recent research breakthrough.

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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.

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.