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.

Department News

Indian rural women late in seeking breast cancer care

2018-03-22
Women in rural India are waiting long before seeking medical care for breast cancer. Most of the Indian women do not know the possibility of inspecting their own body and many of them have not even heard of breast cancer. This is shown in a new dissertation at Umeå University, Sweden.

Warmer climate can give Europe dengue fever

2018-01-30
Large parts of Europe can suffer from the dreaded dengue fever unless climate change is attenuated. This is what Jing Helmersson shows in a new dissertation at Umeå University. It is the mosquito that can transmit the disease that needs some temperature and humidity to spread.

No health effect with lower general limit for hypertension

2018-01-23
Blood pressure lowering medicines for healthy people with blood pressure below 140 do not provide additional protection against cardiovascular disease. For some, it may even have negative effects. This is shown in a new doctoral thesis by Mattias Brunström at Umeå University that gets extra relevanc...

Paleolithic diet healthier for overweight women

2018-01-18
Overweight women after menopause who eat a Paleolithic diet can maintain weight loss in the long term. The levels of risk factors of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases also decrease. This according to a study at Umeå University in Sweden.

Tenure track positions in Infection biology and Cancer research at WCMM

2017-12-15
Tenure track research positions as Assistant Professor (Associate Senior Lecturer) at WCMM are now open for application. In these announcements, the Centre is looking for outstanding researchers – Wallenberg Molecular Medicine Fellows - to be positioned within the areas of Infection biology or Cance...

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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
Medicine

Deputy Head of the Department

Bo Carlberg
Medicine