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|Program Sponsor:||Danish Institute for Study Abroad|
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Fall||2015||02/24/2015 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|Spring||2016||02/24/2015 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|Academic Year||2015-2016||02/24/2015 **||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.
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|Program Type:||Study Center||Program Language(s):||English|
|Area of Study(s):||Biology, Neuroscience||Minimum Semesters of Previous Language Study Required:||0|
|Housing Options:||Apartment (shared), Dormitory, Homestay, Other||Experiential Learning Opportunities:||Research Project|
- Learn how to explain how psychoactive drugs affect the function of the brain, such as the mechanisms believed to underlie the therapeutic and adverse effects of psychopharmacological drugs
- Expand your understanding of, as well as of the connection between, psychopharmacological history, academic education and training, and both clinical and lab-based research
- Gain exposure to various neuroscience careers through visits and lectures with leading figures working within prominent neuroscience research and education institutions
PROGRAM STUDENT PROFILE
This program is right for you if you study biology, health science, neuroscience, or a similar discipline and are considering pursuing a profession in the interdisciplinary field of neuroscience.
CORE COURSE OVERVIEWS
>> Psychopharmacology: Substances and the Brain
You will learn how the brain is affected by various psychiatric disorders and their pharmacological treatments. Besides covering basic brain anatomy and function, the link between dysfunctional brain regions/circuits and different psychiatric symptoms will be discussed. A strong focus will be on neurotransmitters and their receptors, as well as how the neurotransmitters interact.
Prerequisites: One year of biology and one year of chemistry at university level.
Week-Long Study Tour: Munich
Core Course Week: A three-day study tour in Western Denmark or Southern Sweden alongside a two-day seminar in Copenhagen.
BUILD YOUR OWN CURRICULUM
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 InformationProgram 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:
- Architecture and Design
- Textile Design
- Host Family
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.