Healthcare Systems: A Comparative ApproachSemester Course

Public Health
Week-Long Study Tour
Core Course Week Study Tour
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, gain insight into how healthcare is organized and financed in Denmark and Northern Europe, and investigate the impact of the social, economic, and political history on the present systems. Analyze principles of priority-setting in healthcare, and discuss and assess possible solutions to challenges such as aging populations, inequality in health and rising healthcare expenditures.

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Lone Bilde

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

"M.Sc. (Economics and Languages) 1993, B.Sc. (Economics and Languages), 1988, Bi-lingual corrrespondant (French), Copenhagen Business School,  Completed 8 of10 modules of BA in Leadership, 2012, Copenhagen Business College. Postgraduate education in health economics, epidemiology, measurement of health-related quality of life, and (bio) statistics. Lone is an experienced consultant, advisor and leader of health care research projects. Her area of expertise is health economics, epidemiology, financing, organization, and the management of the health sector, including health economics evaluation. She has carried out several research projects for - and together with - multiple stakeholders in Denmark as well as internationally. She has held senior positions at the Danish Institute for Health Services Research (DSI), the Danish Institute for Local and Regional Government Research (KORA), the Danish Institute for Applied Social Research (VIVE), Novo Nordisk, Nycomed, and the Danish Cancer Society. "

S&H Lone Bilde

Priyanka Ranganath

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

PhD. from Center for Drug and Alcohol Research, Aarhus University, 2022. Masters in Comparative Social Change, Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin, 2018. Masters in International Business, Monash University, Melbourne, 2008. Development and Research Associate at G.L.OB.A.L. Justice, Colorado in 2019. Marketing Coordinator, Yooralla, Melbourne, 2016-2017. Marketing  and Communications Coordinator at OzChild Children Australia Inc., Melbourne, 2012-2014. Marketing Coordinator at Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, 2010-2012. With DIS since, 2022.

Louise Bagger Iversen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.Sc. and B.Sc. Public Health (University of Copenhagen, 2011/2007). Consultant in the Planning Department (Quality and Development, Region Sjælland, 2011-2014). Board member of the Danish Association for Public Health Science (2015-2019). Assistant Program Director and faculty at DIS since 2014.

S&H Louise Iversen

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.

S&H Tine Poulsen