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. Gain insight into how Sweden assesses public health challenges through research, health information management, and economic evaluation. Furthermore, 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

PhD in Epidemiology from Karolinska Institutet. MSc in Epidemiology and MSc in European Public Health from Maastricht University, the Netherlands. Research fellow in health politics at Maastricht University (2011-2013). From 2013-2018 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. Since 2018 post-doctoral researcher at the Karolinska Institutet. With DIS since 2017.