For students attending the course Public health sciences- concepts and theories (7.5 ECT credits) course code 4FH081

This course provides an overview of the development of public health as a scientific field and introduce some of the main concepts and theories used in the multidisciplinary field of public health.


Welcome to the course "Public Health Sciences - Concepts and Theories", 2023

The course starts August 28, 2023.

A very varm welcome to the first course on the master program in Public Health Sciences. We are looking forward to meet you all on August 28, 2023 at 09.30 in lecure hall David, Tomtebodavägen 18 A.



Registration to keep your place and attend the course is compulsory. You register yourself in Ladok. The registration period is two weeks before the course starts and three days into the course. More information about web registration 


The morning introduction will be followed by a roll-call and registration. Please note that attendance at the registration is mandatory and if you are not present you can lose your place in the course and the programme, so please contact us beforehand if you have any difficulties attending the first day.


During the first day you will receive detailed information about the course and being a student at Karolinska Institutet.


The course literature will be a mix of different course books and scientific articles. The course books are available as e-books from the KI library. The main reference books are Unequal Lives: Health and Socioeconomic Inequalities” by Hillary Graham and  “Public Health Issues, 2nd Edition” by Fiona Sim & Martin McKee.


For further information about this course, please contact:
Course leader and examiner


Schedule fall 2023 - changes may occur

Course analysis and course evaluation

Course analysis and course evaluation will be published one mouth after the end of the course. 

Course evaluation Spring 2023

Student course evaluation

Contact information

Janne Agerholm

Course director and examiner
H1 Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society

Amina Samuelsson

Education administration
K9 Department of Global Public Health

Megan Doheny

Course coordinator
H1 Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society

GPH Study Counsellor

Content reviewer: