The section is responsible for teaching, research and the dissemination of knowledge within the discipline of General Practice.

General Practice represents the citizen's first free and unrestricted contact with the Danish health care system. The general practitioner (GP) uses a patient-centered approach, which is concerned with the individual, the family and the local community. General practice is characterised by long-standing doctor-patient relationships.

As a gatekeeper to the Danish health care system the GP focuses on the efficient use of all the resources available. This is done by working closely with other professionals in primary and secondary care to ensure coordinated treatment.

The discipline encompasses acute and chronic health problems in children and adults.

The Section of General Practice collaborates closely with the Research Unit for General Practice in Copenhagen, the University Practice and the Specialty Education in General Practice, all of which are located in the Family Medicine Building at the Centre for Health and Society (CSS).