Experience the dynamics of drug discovery and development, learn biotechnology-based methods for disease treatment, and widen your perspective on the relationship between research in academia and the biotech industry.
IS THIS PROGRAM FOR YOU?
- Get hands-on experience through the Drug Development Project by interviewing researchers at a Scandinavian biotechnology company about their products and technology
- Visit leading biotechnology companies and research institutions to learn about next-generation biopharmaceuticals
- Gain insight into world-leading biotechnology research and development while on faculty-led Study Tours
It’s a good fit if you study:
Medical Biotechnology and Drug Development
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits
- Pre-Medicine/Health Science
The course explores the impact that biotechnology has on medicine, including personalized medicine, immune response reactions and side effects, vaccine development and stem cell technology. Topics are covered using a 3-module approach: drug discovery and development, peptides and nucleotides as biopharmaceuticals, and immune defense-related biopharmaceuticals. The course further compares the Danish and European pharmaceutical and biotechnology research communities, and the business aspects involved in drug development through Field Studies and during the Study Tours.
Week-Long Study Tour: Edinburgh (Fall) or London (Spring)
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.
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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