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Dept. of Behavioural Sciences in Medicine

The Department is an interdisciplinary research environment linking medicine, psychology and social sciences.

Teaching at the Department

Medical behavioural sciences is a basic subject in medical education, and teaching is provided throughout the entire course of study to ensure that it is integrated into all clinical diciplines. The subject traditionally covers both medical psychology and medical sociology.

It spans five main subject areas: 

  • Psychobiology (study of the biological basis for behaviour)
  • Medical psychology
  • Medical sociology
  • Clinical communication
  • Behavioural medical intervention 
     

Research at the Department

The Department has a wide-ranging academic environment highly suitable for research fellows; students can be supervised by permanent academic staff with a variety of professional backgrounds.

The interdisciplinary research is organized according to three thematic areas, with corresponding research groups:                                               

  • Psychosocial aspects of somatic illness
  • Clinical communication
  • Research on professions
     

Contact

Postal address P.O.Box 1111 Blindern 0317 Oslo Visiting address Domus Medica Gaustad Sognsvannsveien 9 0372 Oslo Phone: 22 85 10 20 Org. Unit ID: 511400