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DIS/ Medical Practice & Policy
Copenhagen, Denmark (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: DIS 
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2016 02/11/2016 03/01/2016 TBA TBA
Spring 2017 02/11/2016 03/01/2016 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2016-2017 02/11/2016 03/01/2016 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Study Center
Program Language(s):
Area of Study(s):
Biology, Health: Science, Society & Policy
Minimum Semesters of Previous Language Study Required:
Housing Options:
Apartment (shared), Dormitory, Homestay, Other
Minimum GPA:
Experiential Learning Opportunities:
Field Study
Program Description:
Gain unique pre-medical experience, such as clinical lab exercises, as well as insight into clinical practices and healthcare in Europe.

• Learn from Danish medical doctors at Copenhagen University hospitals, and gain an insider view of the workings of hospitals and clinics, and the daily practice of physicians including recording patient history and clinical cases
• Perform physical examinations and procedures on medical phantoms, such as blood drawing, I.V. entry, suturing, and ultrasound
• Compare and contrast healthcare and medical practice in newly reformed countries versus welfare state systems by visiting hospitals, clinics, and research institutions on course-integrated study tours in Denmark and cities in Western and Eastern Europe

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.


>> Human Health and Disease: A Clinical Approach
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.

Credits: 3
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 regular medical training corresponding to that of medical students and does not include shadowing of doctors or physical examination of patients.

DIS has over 200 elective courses for you to build your curriculum from after choosing your required core course. You have to opportunity to focus on your major or diversify by selecting any combination of courses based on your needs. 

Brandeis Specific Information

Program Prerequisites: One year of biology and one year of chemistry at university level.

Please note that the following programs are NOT approved for Brandeis credit:

  • Pre-Architecture
  • Architecture and Design
  • Textile Design
Please also note that ONLY the following housing options are approved:
  • Host Family
  • Kollegium
  • Folkehøjskole
**A full course load on the DIS program is fifteen credits (usually five courses). One course must be in Danish. Please note that one credit classes do not count toward the fifteen credits. Brandeis students must enroll in courses that are worth a minimum of three credits. If you have questions about putting your schedule together, please see a member of the study abroad staff.

Application Process:

Brandeis students can apply directly through the Office of Study Abroad for admission into the DIS program.

Visit the Brandeis Study Abroad Website in order to obtain more information about the internal application process, advising hours, academic credit, and financial aid transfer.

Scholarship Details:
Students interested in learning more about study abroad scholarship opportunities should visit the scholarship section of the Brandeis study abroad website. 
*Please note that all information is subject to change.