Department of Community Medicine
Do you want to know more about Community Medicine? How do social factors influence people’s health? Which health improvements can one expect from different prevention and treatment measures? Who will contribute the resources for these improvements?
Community medicine involves studies of the connection between people's health and the wider community. In Tromsø, the research and teaching both reflect our geographic and cultural affiliation in the Arctic region. In addition, there is also particular focus on rural medicine and on a broad epidemiological research activity.
Core research areas are general practice, epidemiology and medical statistics, preventative medicine, health service research and community psychiatry/medical philosophy. In affiliation to these areas, there are several centres attached to the department:
- Centre for Sami Health Research (SSHF ) (N - in norwegian)
- National Centre of Rural Medicine (NSDM )
- The National Research Center in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NAFKAM)
- General Practice Research Units (AFE-Nord )
- The Norwegian Research Network on the use of Coercion in the Mental Health Care System (Netfort)
- National Information Centre for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NIFAB ) (N)
Please click here to read about EPINOR (the PhD School for EPIdemiological research in the high NORth)
Here you may read more about General Practice Group
Are you participating in one of our research projects? Click on the link to read more about the project: