Healthcare Systems: A Comparative ApproachSummer Course

Major Discipline(s)
Pre-Medicine / Health Science, Public Health, Public Policy
Location: Copenhagen
Session 2

Different countries choose different approaches to the provision of healthcare. Through this course, you gain insight into how healthcare is organized and financed in Denmark and Northern Europe, and you investigate the impact of the social, economic, and political history on the present systems. You 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.

This course includes a course-integrated Study Tour within Denmark! Read more about Study Tours.


Tine Poulsen

DIS Summer Faculty

Ph.D. 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.

Augusta Mariia Søndergaard

DIS Summer Faculty

M.Sc. (Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, 2016). B.A. (Nursing, University College Absalon, 2013). Research Assistant, Odense University Hospital, 2017. Nurse, Neonatal ward, Rigshospitalet, 2016-2017. Research and project manager, WoMena, 2016-present. With DIS since 2018.