This course is discontinued

HLED4207 – Nordic Health Politics and Policy

Course content

In this course students will get a comparative historical introduction to the health care systems of Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland. Iceland and the Faeroe Islands will only briefly be discussed.

Learning outcome

  • to give students a good overview of the developmental characteristics and present nature of the Nordic health care models and how, and why, they differ and are alike
  • to develop students’ ability to analyse health care systems in a comparative-historical way
  • to make students see the strategic policy potential of a comparative-historical approach to understanding health care systems


Kurset er et tilbud sammen med det International Master in Health Economics, Policy, and Management og tilbys etter nærmere avtale (ikke våren 2008).


Formal prerequisite knowledge

No obligatory prerequisites beyond the minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway.


Access to teaching

A student who has completed compulsory instruction and coursework and has had these approved, is not entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework. A student who has been admitted to a course, but who has not completed compulsory instruction and coursework or had these approved, is entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework, depending on available capacity.


Kurset godkjennes ved karakter bestått på en kursoppgave. Veiledning i forbindelse med arbeid på oppgaven tilbys. Fristen for innlevering er 15. juni.

Language of examination

Students may use a Scandinavian language or English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination


Emnet tilbys ikke hvert år.

Facts about this course






This course will not be offered every year.
Emnet tilbys ikke hvert år.

Teaching language