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  • Locations: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Program Terms: Fall, Full year, Spring
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  • Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
  • Dates / Deadlines
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Language of instruction: English Minimum GPA: 3.0
Housing: Apartment, Homestay, Residence halls Area of study: Biology, Pre-Health, Social Policy & Administration, Sociology
Class Status: 3-junior, 4-senior
Program Description:
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 organization, financing, and prioritization within the 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 
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IS THIS PROGRAM FOR YOU?
It's a good fit if you study:
  • Public health
  • Public policy
  • Global health
  • Pre-medicine/health science

CORE COURSE

Health Delivery and Prioritization
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
Different countries choose different approaches to the provision of healthcare. Through this course, you gain insight into how healthcare is organized and financed in Denmark and Northern Europe, and you investigate the impact of the social, economic, and political history on the present systems. You analyze principles of priority-setting in health care, and discuss and assess possible solutions to challenges such as aging populations, inequality in health and rising healthcare expenditures.
Week-Long Study Tour: Helsinki-Tallinn 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission 01/11/2019 05/12/2019
Fall 2019 03/15/2019 03/15/2019 08/17/2019 12/14/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline. Application deadlines can change. It is your responsibility to confirm the application deadline with the program sponsor or overseas university to which you are applying.