Experience the dynamics of drug discovery and development, learn biotechnology-based methods for disease treatment, and widen your perspective on the relationship between academia and the biotech industry.
- Get hands-on experience through the Drug Development Project by interviewing and researching a Scandinavian biomedical company about their products and technology
- Gain insight into world-leading biotechnology research and development while on faculty-led study tours
- Visit leading biotechnology companies and research institutions to learn about new-generation biopharmaceuticals
The program is right for you if you study biology, biochemistry, health science, or a similar discipline, and wish to acquire skills for a future career in the health professions or a graduate degree.
Medical Biotechnology and Drug Development
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits
You will explore the impact that biotechnology has on medicine including vaccines, the use of antibodies as drugs, stem cells, and the impact of genomics on drug discovery. By delving into Danish and European pharmaceutical and biotech research case studies, you will also gain first-hand insight into the drug discovery and development process.
Week-Long Study Tour:
Edinburgh (Fall) or London (Spring)
Core Course Week:
Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen
One year of biology and one year of chemistry at university level.
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Special Note for Auggies:
DIS applications are processed on a rolling basis, and they often reach capacity before published deadlines. In addition, some core courses fill up faster than others. So in order to have a strong application and the best chance of being offered a place on their program, and taking the core course you want, we suggest the following:
1. Apply early!
2. Submit a high quality application with an outstanding personal essay that addresses all of the points requested
3. Make sure you meet the eligibility requirements below, especially the 3.0 GPA
- Good academic and disciplinary standing at a four-year college or university in the United States or Canada, with at least three semesters completed at time of application
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
- Prerequisites for the core course(s) to which you are applying
- Academically compelling reason why DIS is a good fit for you
- Independence, self-reliance, and maturity necessary to obtain the benefits of studying abroad
- Enthusiasm for cultural engagement
- Willingness and ability to embrace the challenges of studying abroad
The Upper Midwest Rebild Scholarship Corporation offers $1,000-$3,000 scholarships for students studying abroad in Denmark!
Spring semester applications are Due by November 1.
Application and details available at www.umrsc.org