Denmark, Copenhagen

Arctic Health

when 12 August 2019 - 23 August 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 7.5 EC
fee DKK 6000

In this course, you will learn about health patterns in Arctic populations in light of these changes. The course addresses living conditions and vital statistics for Arctic populations. It addresses determinants and risk factors for health, including genetic susceptibility, environment, social factors, diet and nutrition, smoking, and alcohol and substance use.
Furthermore, the course looks into health consequences in terms of the particular patterns of diseases observed in these populations including infectious, cardiovascular and genetic diseases, cancer, diabetes, obesity, injuries and violence, mental health and suicide, and maternal and child health.

The course explores health systems, challenges and solutions to delivering of health care to small populations in remote areas with limited health care facilities. Special emphasis will be placed on new research results, in particular on the interplay between genes and environment.

Finally, the course includes elements of how to work with and among indigenous populations in the Arctic, both when working within health delivery and within research.

Course leader

Anders Koch

Target group

Bachelor/Master

Course aim

In this course, you will learn about health patterns in Arctic populations in light of these changes. The course addresses living conditions and vital statistics for Arctic populations. It addresses determinants and risk factors for health, including genetic susceptibility, environment, social factors, diet and nutrition, smoking, and alcohol and substance use.

Fee info

DKK 6000: EU/EEA citizens

You are exempted from payment, if you are an exchange student and attend the course as part of your Erasmus+ exchange semester (min. 3 months stay).
DKK 9375: Non-EU/EEA citizens

Scholarships

You can apply for the North2North scholarship, if you are an incoming student from one of the North2North higher education institutions.
•Application deadline is 15 February 2019

Contact the North2North contact person at your home institution for info