International and Environmental Health

The course will provide among other things an overview of environmental health / medicine (EH) and international health (IH) and explores the inter-relationships between health, poverty, environment and development.


The course will require presence on campus in two periods, one in January and one in March. See time table. On-campus activities are to include presentations, group discussions, overview lectures and planning of the interim period, group activities and cooperation with supervisors.

The course also demonstrates the need for interdisciplinary co-operation; promotes student-centred, self-directed learning and critical appraisal; and optimizes the use of the internet to achieve the stated learning objectives.

We want to stimulate all health workers in all health related diciplines to get a better understanding of their role in the global health setting. The students will benefit from this wherever in the world they have their daily work. Basic global health and environmental medicine, including climate change, with focus on circumpolar, subtropical, as well as tropical issues. The module consists of four sub-units, and the specific learning objectives are related to global health and environment-and-health case scenarios.

The course is based on extensive use of internet contact between students and supervisors through Fronter.

Course details

Academic level(s)Master
CountryNorway
Language of instruction
InstitutionUiT The Arctic University of Norway
Begin date-
End date-
Registration deadline-
ECTS credits10.0
Field schoolNo
Fields of study
Teaching placeTromsø
Tagsenvironmenthealthmedicinehealth workersenvironmental healthglobal health
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