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Høst 2019

FRI-2582 Safe guiding in the Arctic - 20 stp

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Health Sciences

Type of course

The course can't be taken as a single course.

To enrol course the student must have passed the first year of the Bachelor programme of Arctic Friluftsliv.

Course contents

The course, Safe Guiding in the Arctic, is taught throughout the whole of the academic year. It is mainly practically oriented, but also includes a theoretical approach. It comprises field excursions and courses of longer and shorter duration in the varied nature of the Arctic throughout the year.

The course content is related to the content of the first year in the bachelor program in Alta, but is this year an high arctic specialization, in a nature and climate that raise high demands on the students personal skills, mental strength and group awareness. The course aims to gradually build-up the candidate's expertise in hiking, skiing and camping in the Arctic nature.  

Main instruction courses and field trips:              

Obligatory prerequisites

FRI-1440 Arctic friluftsliv and outdoor leadership 1, FRI-1441 Arctic friluftsliv and outdoor leadership 2

Objective of the course





General competence

Language of instruction

English is the language of teaching and exam.

Teaching methods

Each student is expected to work 500 hours to achieve the learning outcomes of the subject. A large part of the study program takes place in nature and includes practical exercises and the development of experience. The preparation, execution and follow-up of field trips are important. The field trips will include the day trips from Longyearbyen, and multiday excursions. During the academic year there will be 5 long field excursions of 6  -12 days duration. Student-work related to field excursions will be organized in groups. During the course of the academic year, students will be given an increasing degree of leadership responsibility for the planning, execution and follow-up of the field trips. Other themes will be covered in a single course or in a series of courses, and includes exercises and practical work. The teaching and learning methods will be student-focused and involve problem-based learning, project work, group work, practical and methodical work with guidance throughout the course, and lectures, discussions and the use of ICT.



The following course requirements must be approved before the candidate may be allowed to take the exam:



Individual practical training  - oral examination. The candidate should practically demonstrate knowledge related to the course based on a given assignment. The assignment will emphasize the safety and experience aspects of the guiding profession. During the presentation there will also be an oral dialogue between the student, teacher and examiner. The candidate will also be questioned and examined on other parts of the course

The grade will be given by letters from A-F, F is fail.


Re-sit examination

Re-sit examination will be in  arranged.

Course overlap

FRI-2580 Safe guiding in the Arctic 20 stp
Lectures Autumn 2019
Første gang: x