In order to fill this gap in circumpolar education the on-line course “Health, security and well-being in the North” was developed by international experts led by Professor Arja Rautio at Centre for Arctic Medicine at Thule Institute, University of Oulu, Finland. Course is one of five new courses developed in Thematic Network on Global Change in the Arctic ( .

Northern environment places specific demands on the delivery of health care and wellbeing services to the people living in the North. The main themes of the course are the ongoing changes in the climate, environment and social structures, which have significant influence on the health and wellbeing of Northern residents, as well as on the cultures across the borders in the Northern region. The traditional living conditions and diet are undergoing a transformation, which also approach the disease pattern to that of the industrialized world, while still including local outbreaks of e.g. tuberculosis.

Call is open for Master’s students interested in health, security and wellbeing in the North. The number of students elected to the course is limited up to 15 students. Students are selected based on their previous studies and interest on Northern health and wellbeing. Course will run from January 21st until April 4th, 2010.

Interested students are asked to fill in the application form (FORM HERE) and email it to coordinator Kirsi Latola:

Deadline for form submission: January 11th 2010 at 16.00 CET.

Course description can be found HERE (pdf file).

Dr. Kirsi Latola
University of Arctic Thematic Networks
Thule Institute
P.O.Box 7300
90014 University of Oulu, Finland
tel:+358-8-553 3565, mob:+358-40-0274 056