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DIS: Denmark: Neuroscience
Copenhagen, Denmark (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Fall Semester,
Spring Semester,
Year
Homepage: Click to visit
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:
Island
Tuition Payments Made To:
Program Provider
Education Abroad Advisor:
Margaret Walter
Application Fee:
Yes
Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
Yes
Subject Area:
Biology, Neuroscience, Pre-Medical
Program Description:
Neuroscience 
Investigate the fast-growing field of neuroscience, by studying either the underlying biological mechanisms involved in psychopharmacology or the cognitive and emotional functions that shape an individual.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Expand your understanding of the functioning of the brain and its disorders
  • Engage in real-world settings and gain exposure to various careers by visiting labs, practitioners, and institutes in the Copenhagen area
  • Travel with DIS faculty on course-integrated Study Tours in Europe to meet with leading neuroscience researchers and practitioners
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IS THIS PROGRAM FOR YOU?
It’s a good fit if you study:
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Pre-Medicine/Health Science
  • Neuroscience

CORE COURSE OPTIONS 

Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness + Lab 
Fall/Spring, 6 Credits (3-Credit Course + 3-Credit Lab) 
Despite decades of scientific research and centuries of philosophical analysis, consciousness remains one of the greatest scientific challenges of our time. What is consciousness and which brain mechanisms shape the unique sense of self, implicit in all our thoughts and perceptions? How can we transform the subjectivity of human experience to an objective topic of research? Through the lenses of behavioral and cognitive neuroscience, we explore both conceptual and methodological perspectives of relevance to the study of human consciousness. We critically analyze the obstacles and challenges inherent to the study of consciousness. 
Week-Long Study Tour: Bologna-Florence
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 
Prerequisites: One course in neuroscience, physiological psychology, biological psychology, or cognitive psychology at university level.
Corequisite: Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness Research Lab 

Psychopharmacology: Substances and the Brain 
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
This course focuses on how the brain’s physiology is affected in different psychiatric disorders and under the influence of various psychoactive drugs, both legal and illegal. Course topics are approached from a biological, chemical, and psychological perspective. Concepts including neurotransmitters, basic neurobiology, psychiatric disorders, and psychoactive drugs are studied extensively.
Week-Long Study Tour: Frankfurt-Heidelberg or Munich 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark or Southern Sweden + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 
Prerequisites: One year each of biology and chemistry at university level.

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