Spoilt for choice: how to pick a thesis

Everywhere you look on campus at the moment, you can find second year Global Master’s students rushing to meetings and looking ever so slightly stressed. You might ask, why? Well, it’s because in just under a week all students need to have submitted their thesis proposals. Thesis proposals are incredibly important, as they outline just… Read More Spoilt for choice: how to pick a thesis

Health Economics, Policy and…..Management: A course review

The final module of our first year in HEPM was ‘Health and Medical Care Management’. After briefly touching on management in the introductory course, the bulk of our first year had been spent building knowledge in health economics and policy. I was therefore eagerly anticipating this course, particularly given the wealth of management experience amongst… Read More Health Economics, Policy and…..Management: A course review

Calling all women contributing to global health in Sweden…!

‘What activities are available to Global Master’s students outside of the classroom?’ I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve been asked this question by prospective applicants. I can sympathise with this, as the availability of extra-curricular opportunities was one of the biggest factors in my decision to apply to KI. The good news is… Read More Calling all women contributing to global health in Sweden…!

“Lies, damned lies and statistics”: A course review

The first module of our second semester was ‘Basic Epidemiology and Statistics’. There was a real mixture of experience with statistics in our class; some people had used statistical software daily in their jobs, whilst others hadn’t studied the subject since school. However, all of us appreciated the importance of this course, as a strong… Read More “Lies, damned lies and statistics”: A course review

How I survived a winter in Stockholm…

Winter may not yet be over and there may still be snow on the ground…. BUT I remain optimistic that spring is just around the corner. Despite being British, and therefore immune to all bad weather (?), winter in Stockholm has definitely been tough at times. The city can look at its most beautiful under… Read More How I survived a winter in Stockholm…

Finishing my first semester: Planning for Health

After the Christmas break, my HEPM class and I came back to an intensive, short course to complete the first semester. This course was ‘Planning for Health’ and promised to give us insight into just how future plans for healthcare are drawn up. I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect from this course and was… Read More Finishing my first semester: Planning for Health

How I survived (and thrived!) in group work

You might have noticed a common theme in my recent blog posts about the course modules in HEPM: group work. There’s no escaping the fact that this is a big part of any of the Global Master’s courses and makes up a significant proportion of your grade in each module. Whilst I was used to… Read More How I survived (and thrived!) in group work

Course Review: Health Systems and Policy

Not too long ago I promised you a journey through the courses you would take as a first year HEPM student. Now it’s time for the next instalment. After finishing our first health economics module, we moved straight on to ‘Health Systems and Policy’… At the beginning of this master’s, this module was possibly the… Read More Course Review: Health Systems and Policy

A voyage of discovery: my first health economics module…

After deciding to apply for a master’s, one of the things I found most challenging was working out exactly what would be covered on the course. Syllabuses obviously exist, but they usually don’t give anything like the kind of detail that a prospective student is looking for. With this in mind, I’ve created a series… Read More A voyage of discovery: my first health economics module…