Health Science in Greenland, Health Service Research & Telemedicine and Ethics in Small Populations

The aim of this course is to provide the students with knowledge on health science in Arctic regions.

The course will introduce the students to how Health Service Research in performed in Greenland and how telemedicine is an important part of the Greenlandic healthcare system. Finally, the course will present ethical challenges when doing research in indigenous populations. As a part of the course the students have to attend the Nunamed conference.

Exam: The exam will consist of a research protocol handed in by groups based on case work throughout the course. Furthermore, the case work will be evaluated with on oral presentation by each group.

Assessment: pass / fail
Number of lessons: 70 lessons
Syllabus: 800 pages
Time: September 1 - October 14, 2016
Language: Nordic

Course responsible: Lise Hounsgaard, Michael Lynge Pedersen and Lasse Overballe Nielsen


The course is part of a program in Greenlandic Health and Environment of the Arctic. It consists of five courses on health and environment which will be offered by the UArctic partners: University of Greenland (UoG), Aarhus University (AU), and Greenland Institute of Natural Resources (GINR) in autumn 2016 in Nuuk, and hosted by University of Greenland as well as the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources. The course package is aimed at students with a background in health science and natural sciences.

Course details

Academic level(s)Master
Language of instruction
InstitutionGreenland Institute of Natural Resources
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End date-
Registration deadline-
ECTS credits10.0
Field schoolNo
Fields of studyHealth (others)
Teaching placeNuuk, Greenland
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