Healthcare Strategies for At-Risk PopulationsSemester Course

Major Discipline(s)
Pre-Medicine / Health Science, Public Health, Public Policy
Type
Elective Course
Available
Fall/Spring semester
Credit(s)
3

Societies implement programs to lower health risks for vulnerable populations, but challenges arise due to external circumstances such as legal restraints, stigmatizations, or barriers involved in accessing hard to reach populations. Through Danish case studies, you study harm reduction as a healthcare strategy for at-risk populations such as intravenous drug users, undocumented immigrants, prisoners, sex workers, and homeless people not easily targeted through programs in conventional healthcare delivery.

Faculty

Camilla Hoff-Jørgensen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Cand.scient.anth. (Lund University 2013, BA, 2010), BA in Health and Nutrition, (Suhrs Seminarium, Copenhagen, 2006). Extensive academic work experience since 2008, as Cultural Health Adviser in Japan and Spain as well as anthropologist conducting quantitative and qualitative studies in Copenhagen. Currently engaged in the Danish national harm reduction strategy group, focused on the social nurse concept for homeless patients with drug abuse. In addition, currently DIS Public Health LLC coordinator since 2016. With DIS since 2015.