Copenhagen is part of the ‘Medicon Valley,’ a competitive life science cluster that attracts many successful companies to the region. The city is home to a dynamic environment rich in innovation, and a tradition for knowledge sharing between companies, hospitals, universities, and public research institutions. What better place to widen your perspective on the relationship between research in academia and the biotech industry?
Medical Biotechnology and Drug Development
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits
This course gives you an overview of the drug discovery and development processes where disease-targeted research leads to clinical treatments. Recent advances within medical biotechnologies and the latest treatment approaches are introduced, including stem cell technology, immunotherapies, and modern vaccines where the current ‘fast track’ development of new SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the virus causing COVID-19, will be considered. You visit European pharmaceutical and biotechnology communities, university/hospital labs and start-up companies and get an insight into the business aspects of drug development and the many job niches of the field.
Core Course Study Tours
This program travels on Study Tours to the following destinations:
Early in the semester, you delve into your academic focus during Core Course Week, in which you travel on a short Study Tour for three days in Denmark or a neighboring country, combined with a two-day seminar in Copenhagen. Later in the semester, you travel again with your Core Course on a week-long Study Tour in Europe.
While on tour, theories learned in the classroom come to life by meeting with professionals and experts in your field who contribute to furthering your understanding of course topics. Study Tours are hands-on and experiential, combining theory with practice, and expose you to additional cultural perspectives. You have the opportunity to visit sites and experts in your field of interest that you may not otherwise have access to.
Add elective courses to complement your Core Course at DIS Copenhagen. You decide how to build your course load based on your needs and interests!
Electives range across disciplines and include research, workshops, studios, and even Exploration Electives, which come with a travel component.
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One year each of biology and chemistry at university level.