Public Health Policy in PracticeSummer Course

Summer Study Tour
Major Discipline(s)
Pre-Medicine / Health Science, Public Health, Public Policy
Location: Stockholm
Session 3

Sweden is facing a number of current challenges, including achieving cost-effectiveness in healthcare, and addressing public health concerns relating to migration and increasing inequalities. This course provides an overview of the Swedish health system in relation to the broader welfare state, and in relation to other Scandinavian and European countries. You gain insight into how Scandinavian countries, particularly Sweden, assess 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.


Rachel Irwin

DIS Summer 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.