Innovative Learning Institute for Circumpolar Health

The Innovative Learning Institute for Circumpolar Health will allow northern nursing students to connect with, learn from and share perspectives on northern nursing practice and indigenous and northern community health. The course is organized annually.


Learners will:

  1. Explore gaps and barriers to equitable health care access and use for indigenous and northern communities;
  2. Examine challenges of health professionals in rural/northern community health, e.g. expectations, confidentiality, ethics;
  3. Appreciate the role of the community itself in health outcomes in a northern or indigenous context;
  4. Describe and compare jurisdictional and cultural differences in health care provision across the circumpolar North.

Future Summer Institutes will be held in Tromsø, Norway (2017) and Lapland, Finland (2018).

Course details

Academic level(s)Bachelor
CountryCanada
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionUniversity of Saskatchewan
Begin date02.08.2016
End date12.08.2016
Registration deadline-
ECTS credits6.0
Field schoolYes
Fields of studyNursing and caring
Teaching placeNorthern Saskatchewan, Canada
Tagssummer schoolhealthcommunitiesnursing
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