DIS Copenhagen - Public Health

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DIS Copenhagen - Public Health

Public Health
Northern European healthcare systems are currently facing rising costs, aging populations, and socio-economic inequality. Analyze and debate these challenges and their interplay with the financing, organization, and prioritization within these systems. 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Examine what determines the setting of priorities for healthcare provision and the relationship between the many stakeholders involved in policymaking and delivery of health services 
  • Access real-life and current debates within the Danish healthcare system by presenting a semester-long research project in collaboration with a Danish public health institution 
  • While on course-integrated study tours, compare and contrast national healthcare systems in Eastern and Western Europe 

STUDENT PROFILE
This program is right for you, if you study public health, public policy, or health science, or wish to pursue a graduate degree or future career in the health professions. 

CORE COURSE

Health Delivery and Prioritization
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
Build your knowledge of public health by analyzing and comparing the organization of different Northern European healthcare systems. Examine the structural and financial framework related to public health and the provision of health services, and discuss how to prioritize resources. 
Week-Long Study Tour: Helsinki-Tallinn 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 

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Subjects

  • Health Administration
  • Health Sciences
  • Nutrition
  • Public Health

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