The building blocks of being a health informatician – part 1 of 3 (Course review)

I am in the halfway of the spring semester, the semester where we are “getting real” with learning to be a health informatician. As I said before in my other blog about the first semester (read it here!), you might be spoiled by its level of intensity, as it focused more on how to create… Read More The building blocks of being a health informatician – part 1 of 3 (Course review)

Master’s in Nutrition Science: Does soy cause the ‘boob growth’ in men & other relevant questions of the diet and health (Part 2)

So, here comes the second blog-post of the series “Nutrition Science – Significant Questions & Significant Answers” PART 2! The whole October (and a significant part of November) we, students in the Master’s Programme in Nutrition Science at KI, have been going (or crawling🙃) through yet another interesting course of our programme called “Diet and… Read More Master’s in Nutrition Science: Does soy cause the ‘boob growth’ in men & other relevant questions of the diet and health (Part 2)

From #BiomedsLife to #NutritionistToBe: continuation of my journey at KI

Hello and TERE TULEMAST! Yes, I just greeted you in Estonian! You know, living this expat life in Stockholm & slowly, but steadily forgetting your own national language calls for some desperate measures 😀 Hello everybody, my name is Dasha Shvaikovskaya, I am a nearly 22 y.o. slavic girl born and raised in Estonia who… Read More From #BiomedsLife to #NutritionistToBe: continuation of my journey at KI

Diary of a Master’s student: Month 1 of year 2

Hej! Is time speeding up, or is it just me? It has been a while since I have written a blog and its about time I give you an update. So, what were the highlights of my first month as a second year master’s student? Meeting the Vice-Chancellor of Karolinska Institutet (KI) About two weeks… Read More Diary of a Master’s student: Month 1 of year 2

Course review: Qualitative Methods

Some research questions are better addressed with a qualitative approach. This course was designed to highlight the importance of qualitative methods as we have been focusing on quantitative methods. Though we are not allowed to do a qualitative study for our thesis project, it is important to understand how to implement qualitative methods if the… Read More Course review: Qualitative Methods

Epidemiology: contribution in the past, present, and future

I was on a flight from Rochester, NY to Chicago, IL when I encountered my first epidemiologist. I was sitting next to a guy who caught my attention because his first remark about being an epidemiologist was “There aren’t many of us”.  This was after we had a lengthy conversation about my future plans of… Read More Epidemiology: contribution in the past, present, and future

They Freakin’ Told You Winter Was Coming, and Guess What It’s Here: How NOT to Become a White Walker

I am here to announce that although you won’t freeze to death, there are some important things to do to prepare for this years winter. For , as they have told you, winter is coming, and if you don’t shape up, your going to look like this girl. I’m from sunny Los Angeles, California, a place… Read More They Freakin’ Told You Winter Was Coming, and Guess What It’s Here: How NOT to Become a White Walker