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.
Healthcare Systems: A Comparative Approach
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits
Different countries choose different approaches to the provision of healthcare. Through this course, gain insight into how healthcare is organized and financed in Denmark and Northern Europe, and investigate the impact of the social, economic, and political history on the present systems. 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.
Core Course Study Tours
This program travels on Study Tours to the following destinations:
Early in the semester, you delve into your academic focus during Core Course Week, in which you travel on a short Study Tour for three days in Denmark or a neighboring country, combined with a two-day seminar in Copenhagen. Later in the semester, you travel again with your Core Course on a week-long Study Tour in Europe.
While on tour, theories learned in the classroom come to life by meeting with professionals and experts in your field who contribute to furthering your understanding of course topics. Study Tours are hands-on and experiential, combining theory with practice, and expose you to additional cultural perspectives. You have the opportunity to visit sites and experts in your field of interest that you may not otherwise have access to.
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