DIS Copenhagen - Neuroscience

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DIS Copenhagen - Neuroscience

Investigate the fast-growing field of neuroscience, by studying either the underlying biological mechanisms involved in psychopharmacology or the cognitive and emotional functions that shape an individual.

IS THIS PROGRAM FOR YOU?
It’s a good fit if you study:
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Pre-Medicine/Health Science
  • Neuroscience

CORE COURSE OPTIONS 

Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness + Lab 
Fall/Spring, 6 Credits (3-Credit Course + 3-Credit Lab) 
Despite decades of scientific research and centuries of philosophical analysis, consciousness remains one of the greatest scientific challenges of our time. What is consciousness and which brain mechanisms shape the unique sense of self, implicit in all our thoughts and perceptions? How can we transform the subjectivity of human experience to an objective topic of research? Through the lenses of behavioral and cognitive neuroscience, we explore both conceptual and methodological perspectives of relevance to the study of human consciousness. We critically analyze the obstacles and challenges inherent to the study of consciousness.
Week-Long Study Tour: Bologna-Florence
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 
Prerequisites: One semester of neuroscience, physiological psychology, biological psychology, or cognitive psychology at university level. 
Corequisite: Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness Research Lab 

Psychopharmacology: Substances and the Brain 
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
This course focuses on how the brain’s physiology is affected in different psychiatric disorders and under the influence of various psychoactive drugs, both legal and illegal. Course topics are approached from a biological, chemical, and psychological perspective. Concepts including neurotransmitters, basic neurobiology, psychiatric disorders, and psychoactive drugs are studied extensively.
Week-Long Study Tour: Frankfurt-Heidelberg or Munich 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark or Southern Sweden + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 
Prerequisites: One year of biology and one year of chemistry at university level. 

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Subjects

  • Biology (General)
  • Health Sciences

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IS THIS PROGRAM FOR YOU?
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CORE COURSE OPTIONS

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Northern European healthcare systems are currently facing rising costs, aging populations, and socio-economic inequality. Analyze and debate these challenges and their interplay with the organization, financing, and prioritization within the systems.

IS THIS PROGRAM FOR YOU?
This program is right for you, if you study public health, public policy, or health science, or wish to pursue a graduate degree or future career in the health professions.

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