For students attending the Master’s Programme in Public Health Sciences Programme outline

This page contains information about the programme and its courses, the programme syllabus, the academic year and participating departments.

Content and presentation

The Master´s Programme in Public Health Sciences gives insight into local and global public health challenges with the aim of improving the health of populations. Accordingly, the Department of of Global Public Health is dedicated to teaching, research and contributing to the policy dialog on public health.

The Master's Programme in Public Health Sciences consists of two years’ full time studies in the second cycle (Master’s level), amounting to 120 credits. The programme emphasises research and has strong links to various research groups at Karolinska Institutet.

The programme has two specialisations, Public Health Epidemiology and Health Promotion and Prevention.

Public Health Epidemiology - The specialisation has a focus on applied epidemiology, to develop the student's skills in describing, analysing and reflecting on different types of public health problems and evaluating interventions as well as in critical review of epidemiological studies.

Health Promotion and Prevention - In this specialisation, the emphasis lies on to applying methods for health promoting and preventive actions, to develop the student's skills in planning, developing, implementing and evaluating health promotion and preventive interventions on both individual and structural level.

The programme is built-up around joint courses for both specialisations equivalent one year of studies.

Syllabus

The syllabus applies to students who commence their studies in or after autumn  2019

Syllabus 4FH19

The syllabus applies to students who commence their studies in or after autumn  2017

Syllabus 4FH17

Programme outline and course overview

Programme outline for students admitted from fall 2019 and forward

Study Plan 2022 (with dates and name of course leader)

Study Plan 2023 (with dates and name of course leader)

Courses 

(*= For both specialisations)

Semester 1 Autumn 2022: 29 August - 15 January 2023

Public health sciences – concepts and theories*, 4FH081, 7.5 credits 

Methods for studying the distribution of health*, 4FH082, 7.5 credits

Biostatistics 1*, 4FH083, 7.5 credits

Collecting and organizing epidemiological data*, 4FH084, 7.5 credits

Semester 2 Spring 2023: 16 January - 4 June 2022

Theory of Science, 4FH090, 2.5 hp 

Applied epidemiology 1 – distribution of health, 4FH089, (track Public Health Epidemiology) 5 hp

Introduction to planning and program development, 4FH098, (track Health promotion and prevention) 5 hp 

Biostatistics 2, 4FH087, 7.5 hp

Qualitative methods, 4FH088, 7.5 hp

Epidemiological methods for studying determinants of health, 4FH086, 7.5 hp

Semester 3 Autumn 2022: 29 August - 15 January 2023

Project management*, 4FH092, 3 credits

Epidemiological methods for outcome evaluation of public health interventions*, 4FH094, 10 credits

Systematic review and meta-analysis, 4FH099, (track Public Health Epidemiology) 3 credits (track Public Health Epidemiology)

Theories and methods for implementation and evaluation, 4FH096, (track Health promotion and prevention) 7 credits

Applied epidemiology 2 – determinants of health, 4FH095, (track Public Health Epidemiology) 14 credits

Applied health promotion and prevention, 4FH097, (track Health promotion and prevention) 10 credits

Semester 4 Spring 2023: 16 January - 4 June 2022

Degree project in Public Health Sciences, 4FH100, 30 hp 

Academic calendar

Academic calender for undergraduate and advanced level education at Karolinska institutet.

Examination of discontinued courses

Programme outline 4FH17
As the programme is from the autumn 2019 updated from 4FH17 to 4FH19, and all the courses has been given for the last time. Students who have not yet passed these courses will have the possibility to finalize the examination over the 2 years following the cancellation of the course.

The last opportunity to finish the courses from semester 1 and 2 will be in October 2021.
The last oppertunity to finish the courses from semester 3 will be in March 2022.

Please contact the study counsellor Carla Sturm for more information (studycounsellor.gph@ki.se) or the Programme director Jette Möller (jette.moller@ki.se)

Following courses has been cancelled and given for the last time:

Semester 1

4FH070 Introduction to Public Health Sciences, 7,5 credits

4FH069 Methods for Studying the Distribution of Health, 7,5 credits

4FH071 Basic statistics and Computer Based Statistic Analysis, 7,5 credits

4FH072 Collecting and Organizing Data, 7,5 credits

Semester 2

4FH076 Applied Epidemiology 1, - Distribution of Health, 5 credits

4FH073 Epidemiological Methods for Studying Determinants of Health, 7,5 credits

4FH075 Qualitative Methods, 7,5 credits

4FH074 Advanced Statistics in Epidemiology, 10 credits

Semester 3

4FH077 Applied epidemiology 2 – determinants of health, 10 credits

4FH078 Epidemiological methods for outcome evaluation of public health interventions, 10 credits

4FH079 Science – theory, practice and ethics, 10 credits

Semester 4

4FH080 Degree project in Public Health Sciences, 30 hp 


Programme outline 4FH10 and 4FH11
As the programme is updated from 4FH10 and 4FH11 to 4FH17, the courses has been given for the last time, and the last opportunity to finish the courses passed on October 9th, 2020.

If you have any questions about finishing what you have left of the programme, please contact the study councellor Monica Ringheim (studycounsellor.gph@ki.se). If you have questions regarding the content of the programme, please contact the programme director Jette Möller (jette.moller@ki.se)

For information about when there is an opportunity to make an examination, please contact the course responsible teacher, see below

Courses within 4FH10 Master Programme in Public Health Sciences 120 credits

Contact:
Jette Möller, Programme director jette.moller@ki.se
Monica Ringheim, Study councellor: studycounsellor.gph@ki.se

1FH002 Public Health Sciences 30 credits

1FH004 Project in Public Health, 15 credits

1FH005 Public Health Sciences 4, 15 credits

1FH009 Applied public health sciences, 30 credits

Courses within 4FH11 Master’s Programme in Public Health Sciences, 120 credits
Track: Public health epidemiology FHEP

4FH004 Introduction to Public Health Sciences, 7,5 credits
contact: janne.agerholm@ki.se

4FH020 Econometrics and Computer Programme, 7,5 credits
contact: jette.moller@ki.se

4FH037 Degree Project in Public Health Sciences, 30 credits
contact: jette.moller@ki.se

4FH040 Statistics for epidemiologists, 7,5 credits
contact: nicola.orsini@ki.se

4FH041 Introduction to Public Health Epidemiology, 7,5 credits
contact: jette.moller@ki.se

4FH045 Methods for outcome evaluation of public health interventions, 7,5 credits
contact: rosaria.galanti@ki.se

4FH048 Applied epidemiology 3 – outcome evaluation, 5 credits
contact: rosaria.galanti@ki.se

4FH067 Advanced Statistics in Epidemiology, 10 credits
contact: nicola.orsini@ki.se

4FH068 Epidemiological Methods for Outcome Evaluation of Public Health Interventions, 10 credits
contact: rosaria.galanti@ki.se

4FH059 Basic statistics and computer based statistic analysis, 7,5 credits
contact: nicola.orsini@ki.se

4FH043 Methods for studying the distribution of health, 7,5 credits
contact: sofia.carlsson@ki.se

4FH044 Collecting and organizing data, 7,5 credits
contact: ritva.rissanen@ki.se

4FH042 Epidemiological methods for studying determinants of health, 7,5 credits
contact: Karin.modig@ki.se

4FH065 Advanced statistics in epidemiology, 7,5 credits
contact:  nicola.orsini@ki.se

4FH005 Qualitative methods, 7,5 credits
contact: helle.molsted-alvesson@ki.se

4FH046 Applied epidemiology 1 – distribution of health, 5 credits
contact: anna-karin.danielsson@ki.se

4FH047 Applied epidemiology 2 – determinants of health, 10 credits
contact: Yvonne.forsell@ki.se

4FH049 Science – theory, practice and ethics, 10 credits
contact: helle.molsted-alvesson@ki.se

4FH057 Degree Project in Public Health Sciences, 30 credits
contact: jette.moller@ki.se