Department of Public Health and Nursing

About the Department

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Department of Public Health and Nursing (ISM) is responsible for research, teaching, innovation and communication within the fields of community medicine, nursing science, general practice and applied public health. 

The Department’s activity within teaching and research consists of the demands of the primary health services. This comprises specialties like general practice; clinical nursing home; occupational and social medicine; health services and welfare work; communication in health care; epidemiology; Health Promotion and prevention; welfare technology; global health and medical ethics.   

The Nord-Trøndelag Health Study (HUNT) is a part of the department. HUNT became a part of The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in 2001. HUNT4, the fourth health study, will be carried out in 2017-18.  

K.G. Jebsen Center for Genetic Epidemiology belongs to the department.  


Structure and history 

The Department of Public Health and Nursing was established January 1 2017. It consists of former Department of General Practice, Department of Nursing Science and some part of Department of Social Work and Health Science.  

The Department is one of seven Departments at Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). We have about 340 employees, and about 1000 nursing students, 150 students at master's degree programmes and 125 PhD Candidates. 675 students at the Professional Studies in Medicine at the faculty do also get some of their education from our department at different levels of their training.  

The Department is co-located with the nursing home Øya Helsehus and St. Olavs Hospital, Trondheim University Hospital. Cooperation with Trondheim municipality and other municipalities in the region regarding education and research is also important to us.

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