Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine

The Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine was formed in 1999 and consists of the following divisions; Family Medicine, Epidemiology and Global Health, Medicine (here Dermatology and Venereology, Cardiology, Respiratory medicine and Rheumatology are included), Social Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine and Nutritional Research. The department also includes Umeå International School of Public Health.

The department is of considerable size and the divisions are scattered at various locations within the University Hospital, and there is no common facility for the entire department.

The undergraduate teaching of the department is primarily within the MD-programme. The Master programmes are largely within the Umeå International School of Public Health and in occupational and environmental medicine.

The research performed within the department covers a very wide range of areas. A large number of research groups are present, all with their specific interest areas. However, many collaborative projects exist both within and between the different divisions. In addition, a substantial number of clinicians from the University Hospital are affiliated with the respective divisions. The number of graduate students are around 130 and the number of permanetly employed of all categories are around 180.

NOTE! The division of Professional Development has moved to the Department of Clinical Sciences from Jan 1, 2014.

The division of Dermatology and Venereology is no longer a separate unit but is now within the division of Medicine

Department News

Ultrasound examinations can identify patients at risk of stroke

Ultrasound, a non-invasive technique commonly used to study the presence of atherosclerosis disease in blood vessels, can be used to identify patients at increased risk of future stroke who could benefit from surgery. Since surgical treatment to prevent stroke is only considered beneficial to some, ...

Ultrasound can measure effects of atherosclerosis drugs

Newly introduced advanced ultrasound technology can be used to carefully study carotid arteries, the main blood vessels that supply the brain, and measure the effects of cholesterol-lowering drugs. A dissertation at Umeå University shows that ultrasound offers a radiation-free, easy-to-perform and c...

Lifestyle a risk factor for celiac disease

Celiac disease incidence has increased among Swedish children between 2 to 15 years. The significant escalation in celiac disease can be associated with planned caesarean sections, urinary tract infections during pregnancy, season of birth and being born in south Sweden. This according to a disserta...

Umeå University to build state-of-the-art research environment

The Biology Building - one of the oldest buildings on campus – will be transformed into an attractive research environment in which experimental and translational research from various scientific disciplines within the Faculty of Medicine are unified into a Medical Biological Centre.

Responsiveness essential for mental health care in Iran

The Iranian mental health system should pay more attention to responding to non-medical expectations of service users. The measurement of responsiveness can inform us how well the mental health care system interacts with the population. These are the conclusion drawn in a dissertation by Ameneh Seta...

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Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine
University Hospital
901 85 Umeå 

Visiting Address
University Hospital, Building 1A, 4st

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Head of the Department

Ulf Näslund

Deputy Head of the Department

Bo Carlberg