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
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
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…
Last week marked the end of the first semester for Global Master’s students. With the second semester already underway, I wanted to take a look back and think about what I’ve learnt over the course of my first five months at KI. So what was the first semester all about? This semester essentially laid the… Read More Semester 1 in HEPM: A Recap
January brings with it two important events at Karolinska Institutet. Firstly, the Global Master’s students begin their return to Stockholm after a period of festive re-fuelling. But more importantly, January the 15th signals the last day for applications for the upcoming 2018 academic year. This combination made me sit back and reflect on the huge… Read More New year, new challenge?
If you’re anything like me last year, you will have spent the past few months leafing through programme syllabuses and websites, trying to make the choice between all of the amazing Global Master’s courses on offer to you. Whilst all unique, there is something for everyone in each course and that can make the decision… Read More Choices, choices
As October rolls around, I’m reminded of just how stressed I was at this time last year. Applications for the Global Master’s programmes had opened and I was feeling ever so slightly apprehensive. From speaking to my fellow classmates, I now know that I wasn’t alone – we were all in exactly the same position.… Read More An Applicant’s Survival Guide
For any fellow non-Swedes out there – hello and welcome! My name is Katherine and I’m a first-year student on the Health Economics, Policy and Management Global Master’s programme (“HEPM” for short) at Karolinska Institutet. I’m a new addition to the Digital Ambassador family and am here to tell you a little bit about me.… Read More Hej och välkommen!
As I was going through some TedTalks online and doing some fact-checking on Sweden, for procrastination purposes of course, I came across the “Good Country Index” and immediately became intrigued. The Good Country Index tries to measure how much each country on earth contributes to the planet and to the human race, relative to its size… Read More Is Sweden a “good” country? Yes, it is currently the best at it. You don’t believe me? Maybe you will believe the rankings.
Upon completion of the Degree Project, including defense and opposition seminars, I would like to share some important guidance that will, hopefully, shed more light on the whole process: Start thinking about your potential master thesis supervisor from the first year. If possible, chose more than one supervisor to enable a broader perspective and feedback. Research… Read More Degree Project – MSc in Public Health Sciences (HEPM) – Final tips.