Disputas – cand.med Trygve Nissen

Cand. Med. Trygve Nissen disputerer for ph.d.-graden i helsevitenskap og vil offentlig forsvare avhandlingen:

“Medical case reports: Some theoretical and empirical perspectives”


The doctoral thesis

På grunn av koronautbruddet er auditoriet stengt for publikum.

Disputasen vil i stedet bli strømmet her. NB! Disputasen starter kl. 1415

Opptak av disputasen vil være tilgjengelig i en måned.


The auditorium will be closed to the public because of the corona outbreak.

The defense will be streamed here

A recording of the disputation will be available for one month.


Prøveforelesning over oppgitt emne holdes kl. 12.15

“How can case reports be used in person-centered medical education and training? Please give specific examples”

Prøveforelesningen vil også bli streamet

The trail lecture will also be streamed


Populærvitenskapelig sammendrag av avhandlingen:

The medical case report (CR) is one of the oldest medical genres and it is still popular among clinicians. At the end of the 20th century medical journals gave priority to research articles with more advanced study designs. Following the advent of online publishing, a high number of CR are now being published. We identify the various merits and limitations of the CR genre. Two important merits are the CRs ability to draw attention to new observations and the ability to present new hypotheses. The CR is also an important tool for teaching and learning clinical medicine. It has limitations, including that it cannot produce epidemiological quantities or make causal inferences. In a bibliometric, descriptive study of all medical scientific articles produced in a decade at the University Hospital of North Norway, we found only 2.2% CR. In three articles we illustrate the working up and format of modern CRs and demonstrate how CRs can contribute to the scientific literature.


De som ønsker å opponere ex auditorio kan sende e-post til leder av disputasen, inigo.martinez@uit.no

Opponents ex auditorio should sign up to leader of defense by e-mail, inigo.martinez@uit.no



Professor Rolf Wynn, Institutt for klinisk medisin, Det helsevitenskapelige fakultet, UiT Norges arktiske universitetet


Professor Clifford D. Packer, Case Western Reserve University, USA –1. opponent

Professor Tom Eide, Universitetet i Sørøst-Norge – 2. opponent

Professor Gunnar Ellingsen, Institutt for klinisk medisin, UiT Norges arktiske universitet – leder av komitè

Disputasleder: Professor Inigo Zubiavrre Martinez, Institutt for klinisk medisin, Det helsevitenskapelige fakultet, UiT Norges arktiske universitet



Når: 18.09.20 kl 12.15–16.00
Hvor: Strømmes fra Auditorium Cortex
Sted: Digitalt, Tromsø
Målgruppe: Ansatte, Studenter, Gjester / eksterne, Inviterte
Kontakt: Andrea Jennerwein
E-post: andrea.jennerwein@uit.no
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