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.
IS THIS PROGRAM FOR YOU?
It's a good fit if you study:
Health Delivery and Prioritization
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits
- Public Health
- Public Policy
- Pre-Medicine/Health Science
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
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Core Course Week: Denmark
To calculate an estimate of the total cost of your program, use the Cost Estimate Template.xlsx
and do the following:
1. Go to the DIS website, https://disabroad.org/copenhagen/semester/programs/
, and scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Tuition and Fees under the DIS column.
2. Click on the appropriate year and term of your program. The cost listed under the Total column is the cost of your tuition and housing.
3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and add the expenses listed under Estimated Additional Expenses.
4. In addition to these fees, add the following costs to arrive at your total cost
- Application fee - $65
- Study Abroad Administrative fee - $460
- WSU Laptop fee (semester students only) - $485
- Passport ($140)
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