DIS Copenhagen - Medical Practice & Policy

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DIS Copenhagen - Medical Practice & Policy

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, and suturing
  • 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 an interest in medicine and science, and are considering pursuing a medical and graduate degree in the health professions. 

CORE COURSE 

Human Health and Disease: A Clinical Approach
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
In this course, taught by physicians on site at local university hospitals, you 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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Subjects

  • Health Sciences
  • Pre-Med

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