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 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. 

Nils Erik Gilhus

Søren Falch Senior Award

Nils Erik Gilhus – Department of Clinical Medicine

Marte-Helene Bjørk

Søren Falch Junior Award

Marte-Helene Bjørk – Department of Clinical Medicine

Award winner
Gülen Arslan Lied

The Crown Prince Haakon Research Award for Asthma and Allergy 2020

The Leader of the Centre for Nutrition, Gülen Arslan Lied, is awarded The Crown Prince Haakon Research Award for Asthma and Allergy 2020.

Charalampos Tzoulis

The brain’s powerhouses are damaged in Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease

Mitochondrial failure contributes to Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease, study suggests.

News | Research
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Brain gene expression profiles in Parkinson’s disease biased by altered cell composition

A new study at the Department of Clinical Medicine and Haukeland University Hospital unfolds important new knowledge about altered gene regulation in 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.