Public Health Emergencies and Health-Crisis ManagementSemester Course

DIS Stockholm, Elective Course, Modern Pandemics and Epidemics
Major Discipline(s)
Global Health, Pre-Medicine / Health Science, Public Health
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

Public health emergencies can happen all over the world, but long-term effects vary with the vulnerability of the affected communities. Through case studies and scenario-based classroom discussions, you become familiar with the disaster-development continuum of preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation, and the core concepts of pandemics and epidemics. Furthermore, you investigate the global rise of non-communicable diseases growing to epidemic proportions and the future health impacts of our changing climate.



Ridwanul Amin

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Ridwan investigates the associations between migration status, social marginalisation and suicidal behaviour. He obtained his PhD and MSc in Public Health (Epidemiology) from Karolinska Institutet, Sweden in 2021 and 2016, respectively. Ridwan graduated as an MD from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2010. As a physician, he worked on projects aimed at improving child and adolescent health in Bangladesh during 2011-2014. With DIS since December 2021.  

Jad Shedrawy

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

A reseacher working within the fields of Health Economics, Migrant health, Health Policies and Infectious Diseases Control. Jad obtained his PhD at the Global Public Health department at Karolinska institutet which focused on health economics and Tuberculosis control. Msc in Health Economy, Policy and Management. Bs in Pharmacy. With DIS since 2019.