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DIS Copenhagen - Public Health
Copenhagen, Denmark (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
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Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
Restrictions: Gustavus applicants only
Budget Sheets Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
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Dates / Deadlines:
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 09/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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Program Partner:
DIS - Danish Institute for Study Abroad
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Program Term(s):
Semester/Year
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Minimum Class Standing:
Junior, Senior
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Minimum GPA:
3.00
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Prerequisites:
No
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Previous Language Study Req?:
No
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Language of Instruction:
English
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Language courses offered:
Danish
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Meet Language Reqt in One Semester?:
Yes
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Housing Options:
Apartment (Shared), Dormitory, Homestay, Other
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Areas of Study:
Biology, Pre-Health, Sciences, Social Policy & Administration, Sociology Program Design: Study Center, Theme based
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Additional Program Options:
Community Engagement, Field Study
Program Description:
Program Description:
Public Health
With its publicly financed, universal healthcare system, Denmark serves as a unique case study of the challenges and opportunities in public health issues.

In Denmark and across Europe, healthcare systems are facing rising costs, aging populations and inequality in health. Analyze and debate these challenges, while examining their interplay with the organization, financing and priority-setting of the various systems you encounter in class and on Study Tours. With its renowned system of extensive register-based population information, Denmark is a unique case study of how tracking health-related parameters over time can inform policy and decision-makers about important public health issues.

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IS THIS PROGRAM FOR YOU?
It's a good fit if you study:
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy
  • Pre-Medicine/Health Science

CORE COURSES

Health Delivery and Prioritization
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
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 health care, and discuss and assess possible solutions to challenges such as aging populations, inequality in health and rising healthcare expenditures.
Week-Long Study Tour: Helsinki-Tallinn 
Core Course Week: Denmark 

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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.

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