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DIS: Biomedicine
Copenhagen, Denmark (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
Restrictions: Gustavus applicants only
Budget Sheets Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Provider:
DIS - Danish Institute for Study Abroad
Program Term(s):
Semester/Year
Minimum Class Standing:
Junior
Minimum GPA:
3.00
Prerequisites:
Yes
Previous Language Study Req?:
No
Language of Instruction:
English
Language courses offered:
Danish
Housing Options:
Apartment (Shared), Dormitory, Homestay, Other
Areas of Study:
Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemical Sciences, Pre-Med
Program Design: Study Center, Theme based
Additional Program Options:
Field Study, Volunteer
Program Description:
Biomedicine

Experience the dynamics of drug discovery and development, learn biotechnology-based methods for disease treatment, and widen your perspective on the relationship between academia and the biotech industry. 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Get hands-on experience through the Drug Development Project by interviewing and researching a Scandinavian biomedical company about their products and technology 
  • Gain insight into world-leading biotechnology research and development while on faculty-led study tours 
  • Visit leading biotechnology companies and research institutions to learn about new-generation biopharmaceuticals 

STUDENT PROFILE
The program is right for you if you study biology, biochemistry, health science, or a similar discipline, and wish to acquire skills for a future career in the health professions or a graduate degree. 

Bio

CORE COURSE

Medical Biotechnology and Drug Development
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
You will explore the impact that biotechnology has on medicine including vaccines, the use of antibodies as drugs, stem cells, and the impact of genomics on drug discovery. By delving into Danish and European pharmaceutical and biotech research case studies, you will also gain first-hand insight into the drug discovery and development process. 

Week-Long Study Tour: Edinburgh (Fall) or London (Spring) 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 
Prerequisites: One year of biology and one year of chemistry at university level. 


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For Gustavus Adolphus students: DIS uses US semester credits. Each GAC unit = 4 US semester credits. Thus, most DIS courses, which are worth 3 US semester credits each, are worth 0.75 GAC units. Be sure to discuss the irregular unit totals with your advisors as you select courses.

 
This program is currently not accepting applications.