The Faculty of Health Sciences

The Faculty of Health Sciences primarily covers subject areas related to health, care and welfare and maintains a broad, interdisciplinary approach to health and healthcare services.

The Faculty of Health Sciences Our students use e-learning and simulation in teaching. (Photo: Siv Sivertsen)

The Faculty of Health Sciences offers academic programmes on all levels. The largest 
programme is bachelor in nursing, and since 2019, we also offer a bachelor in paramedicine. 

The faculty offers seven master programmes in health sciences, public health nursing, midwifery, substance use and mental health work, prehospital critical care, advanced practice nursing specializing in anaesthesia nursing, intensive care nursing and operating room nursing, as well as an advanced education programme in cancer nursing.

We have a Ph.D programme in health and medicine and are home to PROFRES – Research School for Professions-Oriented and Practice-Relevant Research in the fields of Health, Welfare and Education.

Our staff have a strong commitment to our subject areas through teaching and by conducting research. The faculty is at the forefront in research of simulation and e-learning and have in recent years been particularly active on the implementation of digital learning tools.

We have also developed new knowledge in quality and patient safety in healthcare, which led to the establishment of  the research centre SHARE - Centre for Resilience in Healthcare in 2017.