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DIS: Denmark: Medical Practice & Policy
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
Year 2019-2020 15-MAR-2019 ** Rolling Admission 17-AUG-2019 09-MAY-2020
Fall Semester 2019 15-MAR-2019 ** Rolling Admission 17-AUG-2019 14-DEC-2019

** 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, Global Studies, Pre-Medical
Program Description:
Medical Practice & Policy 
Engage in a unique pre-medical experience by learning from local medical doctors, focusing on diagnosis and treatment of common diseases and ailments.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Gain an insider view of university hospitals and clinics in Copenhagen and exposure to the daily practice of physicians, including recording patient history and solving clinical cases
  • Perform physical examinations and procedures on medical phantoms, such as blood drawing, I.V. entry, and suturing
  • Compare and contrast health care and medical practice in newly reformed countries versus welfare state systems by visiting hospitals, clinics, and research institutions on Study Tours in Denmark and Western and Eastern Europe
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IS THIS PROGRAM FOR YOU?
It’s a good fit if you have an interest in:
  • Biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Pre-Medicine/Health Science
  • Public Health

CORE COURSE 

Human Health and Disease: A Clinical Approach
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
This course offers an introduction to the most important human diseases, their diagnoses and treatments, and to the clinical practice of physicians at Danish university hospitals. You are taught at Copenhagen university hospitals by practicing physicians.
Note: Please be aware that the 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.
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. 

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