Within our team, we are actively contributing to strengthening the interaction and synergies between education and research. We see education and training as part of our global commitment to thrive to a sustainable development. We are interdisciplinary and intercultural teachers who try to emphasize that teaching needs to go hand in hand with research at a university.

Our team has members active in education management, course leadership and lecturing. We supervise doctoral and master students in global public health, students from other programmes at Karolinska Institutet and at other Universities in and outside of Sweden.

The team is involved in: 

  • The two week “Maternal and Child Health” module of the MSc in Global Health (3GB013, 3 credits, lead by Claudia Hanson
  • The 1.5-week course “Health Planning” module of the MSc in Health Economics, Policy and Management, lead by Claudia Hanson
  • The 2-week course on “Research management” of the Master’s in Public Health Sciences, lead by Claudia Hanson
  • The 5-week course in “Qualitative Methods” in the Master’s programme in Public Health Sciences including the 2 tracks on public health epidemiology and health promotion and prevention, lead by Helle Mölsted Alvesson
  • The 8-week course “Health systems and Policy” (10 credits) in the Health Economics, Policy and Management master programme, lead by Dorcus Kiwanuka Henriksson

Team member Helle Mölsted Alvesson also is responsible for the module on qualitative methods in the course “Research Methods” in the Master’s programme in Global Health.

Educational development within the Nordic Universities for the Global Health Challenges Network

The team are involved in educational development within the Nordic Universities for the Global Health Challenges Network which is a Nordplus funded project (2020-2022) with the overall aim of identify opportunities and barriers to the integration of case challenges into the university curriculum at Nordic universities.

A case challenge is a pedagogic teaching format that provides a unique opportunity for students to work together in interdisciplinary teams and contribute to the development of innovative solutions on pertinent real-world problems. Other network members are Uppsala University, University of Copenhagen, and Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Contact: Dorcus Kiwanuka Henriksson

PhD training courses

Claudia Hanson leads the two-week course “Core concepts in Global Health and Global Burden of Disease”. This course gives broad overview of trends in the global burden of disease, including infectious disease, non-communicable disease, mental health, accidents and violence; Drivers of global inequalities in health; Challenges in measuring and analysing the global burden of disease; Global health governance and financing and other important current challenges in global health. The course is provided ever 2 years as part of the BIGH programme.

The team also teach undergraduates, postgraduates, doctors, nurses and other health workers on-the-ground in countries such as Malawi and Tanzania.