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|Program Sponsor:||DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia|
|Restrictions:||Gustavus applicants only|
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|Program Provider:||DIS - Danish Institute for Study Abroad||Program Term(s):||Semester/Year|
|Minimum Class Standing:||Senior||Minimum GPA:||3.00|
|Prerequisites:||No||Previous Language Study Req?:||No|
|Language of Instruction:||English||Language courses offered:||Danish|
|Housing Options:||Apartment (Shared), Dormitory, Homestay, Other||Areas of Study:||Biology, Pre-Health, Public Health, Sciences, Social Policy & Administration, Sociology|
|Program Design:||Study Center, Theme based||Additional Program Options:||Field Study, Volunteer|
Northern European healthcare systems are currently facing rising costs, aging populations, and socio-economic inequality. Analyze and debate these challenges and their interplay with the organization, financing, and prioritization within the systems.
- Examine what determines the setting of priorities for healthcare provision and the relationship between the many stakeholders involved in policymaking and delivery of health services
- Access real-life and current debates within the Danish healthcare system by presenting a semester-long research project in collaboration with a Danish public health institution
- While on course-integrated study tours, compare and contrast national healthcare systems in Eastern and Western Europe
This program is right for you, if you study public health, public policy, or health science, or wish to pursue a graduate degree or future career in the health professions.
Health Delivery and Prioritization
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits
Build your knowledge of public health by analyzing and comparing the organization of different Northern European healthcare systems. Examine the structural and financial framework related to public health and the provision of health services, and discuss how to prioritize resources.
Week-Long Study Tour: Helsinki-Tallinn
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen
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For Gustavus Adolphus students: DIS uses US semester credits. Each GAC unit = 4 US semester credits. Thus, most DIS courses, which are worth 3 US semester credits each, are worth 0.75 GAC units. Be sure to discuss the irregular unit totals with your advisors as you select courses.