DIS Copenhagen - Neuroscience

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DIS Copenhagen - Neuroscience

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. 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Through research and practice, expand your understanding of the functioning of the brain, its disorders, and the role of neuroplasticity 
  • Travel with DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours in Europe to meet with leading neuroscience researchers and practitioners 
  • Engage in real-world settings and gain exposure to various careers by visiting labs, practitioners, and institutes in the Copenhagen area

STUDENT PROFILE
This program is right for you if you study neuroscience, biology, psychology, or health science, and are considering a profession in the interdisciplinary field of neuroscience. 

CORE COURSE OPTIONS 

Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness + Lab 
Fall/Spring, 6 Credits (3-Credit Course + 3-Credit Lab) 
Examine neuroscience with a cognitive and behavioral approach. What is consciousness and which brain mechanisms shape the unique sense of self, implicit in all our thoughts and perceptions? Explore conceptual and methodological perspectives of relevance to the study of human consciousness. In the corequisite lab, you will develop methodological perspectives of relevance to the study of human consciousness.
experiments, collect data, and analyze results, focusing on psychological, behavioral, and cognitive components. 
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 examines neuroscience with a molecular approach. Learn about basic brain anatomy and function, and discuss the link between dysfunctional brain regions/circuits and diverse psychiatric symptoms. A strong focus will be on pharmacological treatments and the specific interactions between neurotransmitters and their receptors. 
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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DIS Copenhagen - Architecture & Design

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. 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS 
  • 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 

STUDENT PROFILE
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

Architecture
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. 

Interior 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. 

Urban Design
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. 

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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) 

PREREQUISITES 

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. 

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DIS Copenhagen - Public Health

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 financing, organization, and prioritization within these systems. 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Examine what determines the setting of priorities for healthcare provision and the relationship between the many stakeholders involved in policymaking and delivery of health services 
  • Access real-life and current debates within the Danish healthcare system by presenting a semester-long research project in collaboration with a Danish public health institution 
  • While on course-integrated study tours, compare and contrast national healthcare systems in Eastern and Western Europe 

STUDENT PROFILE
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. 

CORE COURSE

Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
Build your knowledge of public health by analyzing and comparing the organization of different Northern European healthcare systems. Examine the structural and financial framework related to public health and the provision of health services, and discuss how to prioritize resources. 
Week-Long Study Tour: Helsinki-Tallinn 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 

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