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Through this program, you will gain a Northern European perspective on salient aspects of public health such as prevention, health promotion, and quality improvement. You will examine the challenges of health delivery, prioritization, and health economics.



This program is right for you if you study health science, public health, public policy, or a similar discipline and wish to acquire skills for a graduate degree in health professions, and a future career in health administration or health promotion.


>> Health Delivery and Prioritzation in Northern Europe
This course aims at providing you with a solid knowledge of the provision and organization of public health in Northern Europe, and of the historical, social, economic, and political background of the present healthcare systems. You will explore what determines health priority setting and the relationship involved in policy-making and provision of health services.


DIS has over 190 elective courses for you to build your curriculum from after choosing your required core course. You have to opportunity to focus on your major or diversify by selecting any combination of courses based on your needs. Click here for electives related to biology, and biomedicine/biotechnology, pre-medicine/health science, and public health.

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During the semester, my group worked on a research project relating to clinical and patient barriers to HIV testing with the organization CHIP (Copenhagen HIV Program). The project was a unique opportunity to consider the issue specifically in the Danish context.

Throughout the process, we were challenged to reflect on the ways in which this issue in the Danish context needed to be approached differently than it would be in an American context, allowing us to develop and use our cross-cultural skills.

Susannah Butters Haverford College

Why Study Public Health in Denmark?

The Northern European welfare states choose different approaches when planning, providing, and organizing healthcare. Denmark is a unique case study with its renowned system of population register-based public health called the Civil Register System.

From your central location in Denmark, you will be able to witness how countries with a close proximity to each other in distance, but also politically and socially, have evolved differing preventive and curative healthcare systems.

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