Department of Health, Medicine and Caring Sciences (HMV)

The Department of Health, Medicine, and Caring Sciences (HMV) is a department within the Faculty of Medicine.

Our research areas cover a wide range - from experimental basic research to clinical, social and public health research. Several research projects are extensive with both national and international partners, while others are smaller, but also those with a clear focus on patient benefit.

We are HMV

We are a strong research and teaching institution that brings together the large healthcare programs. Educating future healthcare professionals is an important prerequisite for health care to function. We prepare future healthcare professionals for a changing society where concepts such as "close care", "self-care" and "coordinated care" are discussed.  Continuing educational development and renewal are priorities for our institution.

About us

Upcoming disputations

14 June 2024

Public defense of doctoral thesis in Medical Science: Artai Pirouzram

9.00 am – 1.00 pm Hasselquistsalen, Building 511/001, entrance 76, floor 9

Artai Pirouzram, at the department of Health, Medicine and Caring Sciences, defends his doctoral thesis with the title "Experimental and Clinical Studies in Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms, Aspects of Hypothermia and Endovascular Treatment.". Supervisor is Eva Tamás. Opponent is professor Lars Lönn, University of Copenhagen. The defense takes place at Hasselquistsalen, Campus US.



Wooden bridge

A Path to Prevention of Elder Abuse in Long-term care, APPEAL

The past year prevalence of elder abuse among community dwelling older adults have been reported to be about 10-15% in both Swedish and international studies.

En äldre och en yngre kvinna / An older and a younger woman

Activity and severe multiple disabilities – Rett syndrome

The goal of our research is to increase knowledge about people with Rett syndrome and their everyday activities.

Photo of part of the research group in front of the new photon counting detector comuputed tomography

Advanced CT Exams for Heart and Vessels

This flagship project combines mainly coronary artery morphology and cardiac function research with CT at CMIV.


Two researchers study a computer screeen and a magnetic resonance tomograph is seen through a window pane.

10 June 2024

Disturbed blood flow can damage the aorta

Abnormal blood flow in the aorta is linked to inflammation and breakdown of the vessel wall in conditions where the aorta is dilated. These findings by LiU researchers can contribute to better diagnosis.

physicians in a clinica setting.

15 May 2024

Healthcare interpreters important for heart attack aftercare

After a heart attack, foreign-born people are less likely to attend a relapse-preventing Heart School than native-born patients. But with access to a professional interpreter, participation increases, according to a new study.

The image consists of two parts: four sections views of a brain on the one side and fous sections of another brain on the other side

26 April 2024

Synthetic images can save a lot of time in healthcare

AI makes it possible to quickly and accurately mark areas to be eliminated with radiation when treating cancerous tumors. But due to lack of medical data to train AI models with, attempts are underway to train models with synthetic medical images.



Department Management

Department office and registrars



Visiting address Linköping

HMV:s office


House 511-001, floor 14

Campus US

Visiting address Norrköping

Kåkenhus, floor 5 and 6
Kungsgatan 40
Campus Norrköping

Postal address

Linköping University
Department of Health, Medicine and Caring Sciences
SE-58183 Linköping