Public Health Policy in PracticeSemester Course

Public Health Policy in Practice: Scandinavian Case Studies, elective course at DIS Stockholm
Major Discipline(s)
Pre-Medicine / Health Science, Public Health, Public Policy
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

Sweden is facing a number of challenges, including achieving cost-effectiveness in health care, and addressing public health concerns such as increasing inequalities. This course provides an overview of the Swedish health system, within the broader welfare state, and compared to other Scandinavian and European countries. You gain insight into how Sweden assesses public health challenges through research, health information management and economic evaluation. Furthermore, you explore, analyze, and discuss how public health policies are developed and implemented in practice.

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Government, Political Science


Nora Döring

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

MSc (Epidemiology) and MSc (European Public Health) from Maastricht University, the Netherlands.  Doctoral student in the department of Public Health Sciences at the Karolinska Institutet with a research focus on the prevention and societal consequences of childhood obesity (2013-present). Research fellow in health politics at Maastricht University (2011-2013). With DIS since 2017.

Rachel Irwin

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

PhD. Social Anthropology (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, 2014). MSc. International Health Policy (London School of Economics and Political Science, 2008). Postdoctoral research fellow in medical humanities at Lund University (2016-present). Researcher in global health at Karolinska Institutet (2014-2016). Researcher in health, development and security at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) (2011-2016). Research assistant in health policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science (2007-2011). With DIS since 2016.

Public Health Rachel Irwin