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 (here Social Medicine is included), Medicine (here Dermatology and Venereology, Cardiology, Respiratory medicine and Rheumatology are included), 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.
The conventional cardiovascular risk factors (dyslipidaemia, hypertension, diabetes, smoking, obesity and family history of coronary artery disease) are largely redundant when assessing significant coronary narrowing in symptomatic patients. According to a doctoral dissertation published at Umeå Uni...
A study investigating the effects of weather extremes on health in 22 rural villages east of Pune, in western India, found that people of working age had a higher risk of dying as a result of hot weather than other population groups. During heat waves, deaths from non-infectious diseases such as ast...
Urinary leakage whilst coughing and jumping is common in women. Using a self-administered treatment via a mobile app called Tät® for three months reduced symptoms, led to fewer leakages and improved quality of life. This according to a study within the project eContinence (in Swedish Tät.nu) at Umeå...
Anne Neumann, doctoral student at Umeå University, has developed a probability model that estimates the cost-effectiveness of lifestyle intervention programs to prevent diabetes. According to the estimations presented September 2 at a dissertation defense, even small improvements in populace lifesty...
SCAPIS, a population-based health research project on heart-, vascular- and lung diseases, is launched today in Umeå, Sweden. The project’s aim is to build the world’s largest collection of health data in order to identify individual factors for disease. SCAPIS, which is principally funded by the Sw...