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  • Locations: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
  • Restrictions: U of A applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year U of A Application Deadline U of A Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2020-2021 06/10/2020
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Rolling Admission 08/15/2020 05/15/2021
Fall 2020 06/10/2020
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Rolling Admission 08/15/2020 12/12/2020
Spring 2021 11/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission 01/16/2021 05/15/2021

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Advisor: Bumpers College: Veronica Mobley, College of Architecture & Design: Brian Poepsel, College of Education & Health Professions: Veronica Mobley, College of Engineering: Brian Poepsel, Fulbright College: Katie Sabo, Walton College: Megan Hull Program Type: External
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0 Credit Hours Available: Between 12-18 Credit Hours
Area of Study: Biology, Health Science, Public Policy, Sociology Program Duration: Academic Year, Semester
Credit Type: Transfer Credit Language of Instruction: English
Open to non-U of A students?: No Open to Graduate Students?: No
Housing Options: Dorm, Homestay
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

Healthcare Systems: A Comparative Approach 
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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