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DIS: Biomedicine (Copenhagen)
Copenhagen, Denmark (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
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Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
Restrictions: Gustavus applicants only
Budget Sheets Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 09/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission 01/12/2019 05/11/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
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Program Provider:
DIS - Danish Institute for Study Abroad
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Program Term(s):
Semester/Year
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Minimum Class Standing:
Junior
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Minimum GPA:
3.00
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Prerequisites:
Yes
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Previous Language Study Req?:
No
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Language of Instruction:
English
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Language courses offered:
Danish
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Housing Options:
Apartment (Shared), Homestay, Other, Residence Hall
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Areas of Study:
Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemical Sciences, Pre-Med
Program Design: Study Center, Theme based
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Additional Program Options:
Community Engagement, Field Study
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 
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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. 

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.