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


Åsa Samuelsson Ökmengil

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

PhD in medical science from Karolinska Institutet (2013). MSc in Public Health with the specialization Work & Health from Maastricht University, the Netherlands (2008). BSc in Public Health from Mälardalen University (2007). Project assistant in the HOUPE (Health and Organisation among University Physicians in Europe)-study 2014. Analyst at the Swedish National Social Insurance Agency January – July 2015. Trainee in Work Disability Prevention 2012-2015, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Toronto University, Canada. Since May 2018 Doctoral Students’ Ombudsperson at the Medical Students Union, Karolinska Institutet. With DIS since Fall 2019.