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DIS/ Medical Practice & Policy
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 
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2017 02/11/2016
03/01/2016 01/13/2017 05/12/2017
Academic Year 2016-2017 02/11/2016
03/01/2016 08/20/2016 05/13/2017
Fall 2016 02/11/2016
03/01/2016 08/20/2016 12/14/2016

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Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Study Center
Program Language(s):
English
Area of Study(s):
Biology, Health: Science, Society & Policy
Minimum Semesters of Previous Language Study Required:
0
Housing Options:
Apartment (shared), Dormitory, Homestay, Other
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Experiential Learning Opportunities:
Field Study
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. 

Visit disabroad.org for a complete list of over 250 additional electives.


 

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.

**Optional Study Tours - Brandeis will not pay the additional fees for optional study tours, this cost will be billed to the student directly. This applies for 1-credit optional study courses as well as optional study tours attached to 3-credit courses.

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.


 
This program is currently not accepting applications.