Summer School on Circumpolar Health: Focus on Future Health and Wellbeing

The Thule Institute at the University of Oulu, Finland organizes two Summer School courses - Community Based Participatory Research Principles and Practices in the North, and Healthy Populations in the Arctic, designed to provide students with the tools to effectively work with northern communities within their research and also gain a greater understanding of current issues in the north.


With increasing attention on Arctic issues, more research is being conducted in northern areas. The courses are designed to provide students with the tools to effectively work with northern communities within their research and also gain a greater understanding of current issues in the north. Ideas will be exchanged from the different perspectives of advanced Masters students, PhD students and post-doc or early-career researchers from the various Arctic countries. Students from multi-disciplines (Health Science, Public Health, Political Science, and Social Science) are invited to take part in two summer courses which will be offered prior to the ICCH16, the courses may be taken together or separately.

The first course, Community Based Participatory Research Principles and Practices in the North, uses case studies and individual and group work as teaching methods. The second course: Healthy populations in the Arctic, utilizes lectures and breakout
sessions/group work led by senior researchers as mentors. The key focus of both courses is the direct contact with senior researchers and graduate students.

Course details

Academic level(s)Master, PhD
CountryFinland
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionUniversity of Oulu
Begin date06.06.2015
End date08.06.2015
Registration deadline15.03.2015
ECTS credits0.0
Field schoolYes
Fields of studyPolitical science and civicsHealth (others)Social work and counselling
Teaching placeOulu, Finland
Teaching termSummer
Tagscircumpolarhealthwellbeingnorthern communitiescommunity
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