Health policy and management is an essential module as part of the Masters in Global Health course. Participants learn, within a period of 2 weeks how policies are formulated, promulgated, implemented, and monitored. During the program, candidates are exposed to policymakers, researchers, and lead program directors who assist with practical knowledge in the field. One… Read More 5 reasons why health is married to politics. A Global Health perspective.
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
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…
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
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