What the End of Classwork Looks Like in the Global Health Programme

Before I shift my focus from classwork to my thesis (which has to be submitted in May), I would like to share my experiences from the last three modules of the course: Infectious Diseases, Maternal & Child Health and Non-communicable Diseases, Injuries and Emergencies. Infectious Diseases After completion of the course the student should be able to:… Read More What the End of Classwork Looks Like in the Global Health Programme

More on the Global Health Programme Modules – Research Methodology and Health Policy, Management & Economics

It is hard to believe that we only have two modules left of the Global Health Masters programme; Maternal & Child Health and Non-communicable diseases, Injuries & Emergencies. Each will last two weeks, so at the beginning of February, life as we know it will change. No longer will we be spending every day in a classroom.… Read More More on the Global Health Programme Modules – Research Methodology and Health Policy, Management & Economics

The Extra Perks of Studying at Karolinska Institutet

Karolinska Institutet is a world renowned university for medicine and health studies, the education is of a good quality and the professors are respected and well-published. These are some of the obvious benefits of studying at KI. In this blog post, I want to point out a few others, which I was not really aware of before I… Read More The Extra Perks of Studying at Karolinska Institutet

Food & Festivities -The Countdown to Christmas in Sweden

I am not Swedish, but have lived here for 15 years. I am married to a Swede and have Swedish(ish) children. Now that the temperature is dropping and the days are getting shorter, we all need something to look forward to and Christmas and the festivities leading up to the 24th of December are definitely worth experiencing in Sweden.… Read More Food & Festivities -The Countdown to Christmas in Sweden

Global Health Class of 2017 – Who are we and why are we here?

So who pursues a Master’s in Global Health at Karolinska Institutet? I have asked my classmates a few questions about their backgrounds and future aspirations and present the results here. We are a truly diverse group in many ways! In the class of 2017, there are 35 students, of which 8 are men and 27 are… Read More Global Health Class of 2017 – Who are we and why are we here?

Juggling a Master’s in Global Health with Motherhood

So is it possible to combine motherhood (or fatherhood) with the intensive one year Master’s in Global Health? I can tell you. I am doing it right now! I am in my forties and have two children. Previous to starting my Master’s,  I worked for many years as a pharmaceutical market research analyst. My husband works… Read More Juggling a Master’s in Global Health with Motherhood

Here’s how you are introduced to Global Health at KI

How do you meet the challenge of introducing Global Health, with its interdisciplinary approach, to a class of students with diverse academic backgrounds? My plan, as part of this blog, is to give an overview  of what the programme contains and to include the perspectives of my classmates. Seven weeks in and we are solidly… Read More Here’s how you are introduced to Global Health at KI