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DIS: Denmark: Biomedicine
Copenhagen, Denmark (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Fall Semester,
Spring Semester,
Year
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Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2019 15-OCT-2018 ** Rolling Admission 11-JAN-2019 12-MAY-2019
NOTE: Accepted students must commit by October 30th.
Year 2019-2020 15-MAR-2019 ** Rolling Admission 17-AUG-2019 09-MAY-2020
NOTE: If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by March 25.
Fall Semester 2019 15-MAR-2019 ** Rolling Admission 17-AUG-2019 14-DEC-2019
NOTE: If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by March 25.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Class Status:
3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Language Requirement:
none
Open to Non-UVa Students:
No
Housing: Apartment, Homestay, University dormitory Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: English
Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
Program Type:
Direct Enrollment at foreign institution
Tuition Payments Made To:
Program Provider
Education Abroad Advisor:
Margaret Walter
Application Fee:
Yes
Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
Yes
Subject Area:
Biology
Program Description:
Biomedicine
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.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • 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
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IS THIS PROGRAM FOR YOU?
It’s a good fit if you study:
  • Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Neuroscience
  • Pre-Medicine/Health Science 

CORE COURSE
Medical Biotechnology and Drug Development
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
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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