The Department of Surgical Sciences, was established in 1998 by merging several smaller institutions. The former institutions are now sections of the new department. The sections are of different sizes and are spread out within and outside Uppsala University Hospital.
Personnel, economy and course administration are located at entrance 70 (first floor) at Uppsala University Hospital.
The department has approximately 130 employees. Many employees, especially professors and lecturers, are employed by the university as well as by the Uppsala University Hospital.
There are approximately 200 PhD students registered. The majority of the PhD students are doctors or nurses with employment at Uppsala University Hospital. They do not have a traditional postdoctoral employment.
Doctors and nursing staff (without university employment) are often engaged with teaching, courses and programs at the department.
The department of Surgical Sciences is responsible for undergraduate courses, part of the medical, nursing, logopedic and biomedical program. Furthermore, the department is responsible for several programs in the nursing profession as well as separate courses and supplementary courses.
Research within the department is conducted by different research groups according to specialities within the field of surgery. Cooperation between the different groups is essential as is cooperation with other institutions and universities in Sweden and abroad.
Research groups within the Department of Surgical Sciences:
- Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care Medicine and Pain Treatment
- Clinical Cancer Epidemiology
- Colorectal Surgery
- Endocrine Surgery
- Experimental Surgery
- Forensic Medicine
- Gastrointestinal Surgery
- Hand Surgery
- Medical Epidemiology
- Nurse Researchers
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery
- Plastic Surgery
- Thoracic Surgery
- Transplantation Surgery
- Vascular Surgery
Other research areas within the department are nurse research and epidemiological research. The research is conducted in several research groups but is also presented separately in some occasions since the research is fairly independent from the other research within the group.