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DIS: Medical Practice & Policy
Copenhagen, Denmark (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: Danish Institute for Study Abroad 
Program Dates &
Deadlines:
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Restrictions: CU applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction:
English
Core Program Attributes:
Direct Enrollment
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Housing Options:
Apartment, Dormitory/Residence Hall, Homestay, Other
Approved by:
A&S, AAP, CALS, ENG, HUM EC, ILR, SHA
Open to:
junior, senior
Program Advisor: Stephen Capobianco
Program Description:
Gain unique pre-medical experience, such as clinical lab exercises, as well as insight into clinical practices and healthcare in Europe.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
• Learn from Danish medical doctors at Copenhagen University hospitals, and gain an insider view of the workings of hospitals and clinics, and the daily practice of physicians including recording patient history and clinical cases
• Perform physical examinations and procedures on medical phantoms, such as blood drawing, I.V. entry, suturing, and ultrasound
• Compare and contrast healthcare and medical practice in newly reformed countries versus welfare state systems by visiting hospitals, clinics, and research institutions on course-integrated study tours in Denmark and cities in Western and Eastern Europe

STUDENT PROFILE
This program is right for you if you have a serious interest in medicine and science and are considering pursuing a medical or graduate degree in the health professions.

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CORE COURSE OVERVIEWS
>> Human Health and Disease: A Clinical Approach
In this course, taught by physicians on site at a university hospital, you will 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.

Credits: 3
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 regular medical training corresponding to that of medical students and does not include shadowing of doctors or physical examination of patients.

BUILD YOUR OWN CURRICULUM
DIS has over 200 elective courses for you to build your curriculum from after choosing your required core course. You have to opportunity to focus on your major or diversify by selecting any combination of courses based on your needs. 

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Approx. Start Approx. End
Spring 2016 10/01/2015 ** Rolling Admission 01/17/2016 05/17/2016

** Programs may fill long before their final deadline. * Recommendation--For SPRING: APPLY in MAY to study abroad the following spring. For FALL/YEAR: APPLY in DECEMBER. Later applications are always welcome, but colleges may need time to process your approval.