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DIS: Medical Practice & Policy (Copenhagen)
Copenhagen, Denmark (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
Restrictions: Gustavus applicants only
Budget Sheets Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2019 09/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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:
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:
Biology, Pre-Health, Pre-Med, Public Health, Social Policy & Administration
Program Design: Study Center, Theme based
Additional Program Options:
Field Study, Volunteer
Program Description:
Medical Practice & Policy 

Engage in a unique pre-medical experience by learning from Danish medical doctors, focusing on diagnosis and treatment of common diseases and ailments. 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Gain an insider view of university hospitals and clinics in Copenhagen and exposure to the daily practice of physicians, including recording patient history and solving clinical cases 
  • Perform physical examinations and procedures on medical phantoms, such as blood drawing, I.V. entry, suturing, and ultrasound 
  • Compare and contrast health care and medical practice in newly reformed countries versus welfare state systems by visiting hospitals, clinics, and research institutions on study tours in Denmark and Western and Eastern Europe 

STUDENT PROFILE
This program is right for you if you have a serious interest in medicine and science, and are considering pursuing a medical or graduate degree in the health professions. 

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CORE COURSE 
Human Health and Disease: A Clinical Approach
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
In this course, taught by physicians on site at a university hospital, you will focus on the most important human diseases, their diagnoses and treatments, and clinical working methods of Danish physicians as practiced in the Danish medical system. 
Week-Long Study Tour (Preference of): Berlin-Poznan or Budapest-Vienna or Stockholm-Tallinn 
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. 
Note: Please be aware that this course does not provide medical training corresponding to that of medical students and does not include shadowing of doctors or physical examination of patients. 

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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.