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Arne Tjølsen

Professor, Deputy Head for Education
  • E-mailArne.Tjolsen@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 67 86+47 928 04 707
  • Visitor Address
    Jonas Lies vei 91
    5009 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7804
    5020 Bergen

1) Mechanisms for regulation of pain sensation. Research on mechanisms in the spinal cord dorsal horn. Emphasis on stimulus-induced potentiation of nociceptive responses in dorsal horn neurones. This is a likely mechanism contributing to hyperalgesia and allodynia after trauma or long-lasting painful conditions.

2) Participation in project on mentoring of medical students. 

3) Participation in project on teachers' emotions in teaching.

Teaching students of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, dental nursing and human biology.

Mainly neurophysiology and neuroanatomy, but also general organ physiology. In addition, teaching macroscopical anatomy and some cell biology and chemistry.

Special interest in educational leadership. Concerned with teaching methods that activate and stimulate students for learning.


  • Show author(s) (2024). What makes mentors thrive? An exploratory study of their satisfaction in undergraduate medical education. BMC Medical Education. 372.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Group mentoring of medical students in Canada and Norway - influence of mentors' age and gender.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Group mentoring for undergraduate medical students - What factors decide mentors' satisfaction?
  • Show author(s) (2017). Nevrobiologi. 33-46. In:
    • Show author(s) (2017). Smertepsykologi. Universitetsforlaget.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Stimulation-induced expression of immediate early gene proteins in the dorsal horn is increased in neuropathy. Scandinavian Journal of Pain. 43-51.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Spinal sensitization and expression of immediate early genes. Prolonged opioid treatment and neuropathic nociception.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Grunnleggende smertefysiologi. 328-340. In:
    • Show author(s) (2016). Palliasjon. Nordisk lærebok. 3. utgave. Gyldendal Akademisk.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Chronic morphine treatment enhances sciatic nerve stimulation-induced immediate early gene expression in the rat dorsal horn. Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis. 305-313.

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