Arctic Health in Medicine

Arctic Health in Medicine

Course dates:
10 August, 2020 to 21 August, 2020
Fee:
EU/EEA citizens 5,000 DKK/Non-EU/EEA citizens 9,000 DKK
Fee advantages:
Full fee
Topics:
Medicine
Application deadline:
Wednesday, 1 April, 2020
University:
University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark

General information

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.

Accommodation

Please note that the summer courses are non-residential. Participants are responsible for finding and funding accommodation during their stay in Copenhagen.

You can use different online portals to search for accommodation, such as:

Airbnb
Danhostel
Hostel World
UCPH Housing Foundation (acceptance letter from UCPH required)

Registration

online application form

ECTS accreditation

Master level

5 ECTS

Contact information

ArcticHealth@sund.ku.dk