Health Delivery and PrioritizationSemester Course

Public Health
Week-Long Study Tour
Core Course Week Study Tour
Western Denmark
Major Discipline(s)
Pre-Medicine / Health Science, Public Health, Public Policy
Core Course
Fall/Spring semester

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.


Line Elmerdahl Frederiksen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

BSc and MSc Public Health, Aarhus University (2015/2017). PhD student at the Danish Cancer Society Research Center - Childhood Cancer Survivorship Research Group (2017-present). Research Assistant, Aarhus University Hospital, Skejby - Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics (2015-2017). With DIS since 2018.  

Tine Poulsen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

PhD, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (University of Copenhagen, 2013); M.Sc. and B.Sc Public Health (University of Copenhagen 2004/2002). Project manager (Roskilde Hospital, Region Sjælland 2013-15), Consultant (Municipality of Gladsaxe, 2002-2007). With DIS since 2016.

Public Health, Tine Poulsen

Maria Zabell

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.Sc. Public Health (University of Southern Denmark, 2016), B.A. in Nursing (University College Absalon, 2013), Research Assistant (Odense University Hospital, February-May 2017), Nurse (Neonatal ward, Rigshospitalet, 2016-2017), Research and project manager (WoMena, 2016-present). With DIS since 2018.