The main tasks of the Hospital are patient treatment, the teaching of patients and their relatives, research, and education for health professionals.
Research is one of the four main tasks of the Trondheim University Hospital. The main target for the hospital is outstanding treatment.
Coordination describes the co-operation between the municipal and the specialist health care services.
The term national unit in the specialist health services is a common term for national/bi-regional units for treatment units and advisory units.