Engage in a unique pre-medical experience by learning from Swedish medical doctors and researchers, focusing on how research translates into medical practices, and how patient data translates back into research.
Explore case studies that bridge research and clinical breakthroughs within acute and chronic diseases, and investigate how diagnostic tools and treatment strategies are developed through the dynamic relationships between clinicians, physicians, and scientists
Perform physical examinations and procedures on medical phantoms, such as blood drawing, I.V. entry, and suturing at clinical training center in Stockholm
Travel with DIS on course-integrated study tours to visit clinical and diagnostic hospital departments and research institutions, and gain insight into clinical practices, translational research, and the lives of research doctors
This program is right for you if you have an interest in medicine and science and are considering a medical and graduate degree in the health sciences.
This course has an emphasis on the dynamic relationship between laboratory research and bedside application with the purpose of providing optimal patient therapies. Gain insight into state-of-the-art research and interact with medical doctors who specialize in selected acute and chronic diseases.
Week-Long Study Tour: London
Core Course Week: Study tour within Sweden + a two-day seminar in Stockholm
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.
In Scandinavia, the built environment is for people. Engage in explorations of Danish and Scandinavian design philosophies, combining strong traditions with the contemporary energy of new wave architects and designers.
Explore and apply Danish and Scandinavian design philosophies and practices, and expand your knowledge of design processes, giving you a competitive edge in a globalized world
Field studies, office visits, and introductions by studio faculty to classic and contemporary precedents serve as a fundamental basis for your own design development in studio
Challenging assignments addressing real sites in and around Copenhagen enhance your design skills and methods
Whether you are from a professional school of architecture or design, or have a liberal arts background and seek to build your foundations in architecture and design, two tracks of each core course theme ensure there is a fitting level for you. You should be ready to fully engage in the studio discourse, prepare for individual desk critique, and invest time outside of studio hours developing projects.
CORE COURSE OPTIONS
Fall/Spring, 6 Credits
Architecture Design Studio:This studio is a combination of one-on-one tutoring, discussions, and lectures in studio. Your assignments will focus on design from the context of Danish and Scandinavian building culture, and you will develop your design process and presentation skills from concept to final crits.
Architecture Foundations Studio:This studio offers you an opportunity to develop design skills, giving you a foundation in spatial design; a perfect core course if you might pursue a graduate degree in architecture.
Spring Only, 6 Credits
Interior Architecture Studio: You will develop your design skills through the analysis of existing interiors and their materials, use of daylight, colors, and functional solutions, and through solving real-life spatial interior architectural problems within the Danish context. Adaptive re-use and transformation features are among the prioritized challenges in which you will engage.
Interior Architecture Foundations Studio:This studio offers you an opportunity to acquire in-depth knowledge of, and professional skills within, the interior architecture and design fields prior to pursuing a graduate degree.
Fall/Spring, 6 Credits
Urban Design Studio:This studio is a combination of one-on-one tutoring, discussions, and lectures in studio, focusing on human scale, temporary use, design for the livable city, and landscape architecture in the urban context. Project-based assignments will be the basis for discussions, presentations, and the development of individual design skills.
Urban Design Foundations Studio:This studio offers you an opportunity to acquire in-depth knowledge of the field of urban design, and develop your creative design skills in a studio setting. Design projects will be the basis for discussions, presentations, and the development of individual design skills.
CORE COURSE STUDY TOURS
All studios travel on interdisciplinary study tours to the following destinations:
Week-Long Study Tour (Preference of): Germany-Switzerland or Finland-Sweden
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen (full-year students travel to Berlin in spring)
All studios have prerequisites based on the level of the studio:
Studio Courses: Enrollment at a professional school or department of architecture or design at the junior or senior level. Completion of a minimum of two spatial design studios at university level.
Foundation Studio Courses: Documented background in fine arts or studio art, or completion of a course in drawing at university level.
Study psychological theory, research, and practice, with an emphasis on their application in a Danish and European context.
Understand how psychological theory is applied and practiced in Denmark by hearing from guest lectures and local organizations who share real-world examples from the field
Travel with your classmates and DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours regionally and across Europe, where you will meet and discuss central themes with key researchers, clinicians, policy-makers, and organizations in the field of psychology
Engage in hands-on experiences in your field with a supplemental practicum or lab attached to your core course
This program is right for you if you study psychology, human development, health science, or sociology.
Through theory, research, and application, examine the psychology of well-being with both its possibilities and limitations, focusing on topics such as positive emotions, character strengths, mindfulness, resilience, and post-traumatic growth.
Week-Long Study Tour (Preference of): Budapest or London or Milan-Verona or Prague or Krakow-Poznan
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen
Prerequisite: A psychology course at university level.
Recommendation: Happiness Lab: Positive Psychology and/or Positive Psychology Practicum: Methods and Practice