Human Health and Disease: A Clinical ApproachSemester Course

Program
Medical Practice & Policy
Week-Long Study Tour
Berlin-Poznan or Budapest-Vienna or Stockholm-Tallinn
Core Course Week Study Tour
Western Denmark
Major Discipline(s)
Biology, Pre-Medicine/Health Science, Public Health
Type
Core Course
Available
Fall/Spring semester
Credit(s)
3

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.

Many students tell me that by the end of the semester this experiential learning experience, they become certain whether or not to attend medical school. One of my goals is to facilitate this thought process, helping them each to discover whether medical school is right for them.

Troels Wesenberg Kjær, M.D., Ph.D., DIS Faculty & Chief Physician in Clinical Neurophysiology, National University Hospital

Faculty

Adam Femerling Langhoff

DIS Copenhagen Faculty

M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2017). Cardiology Department, Bispebjerg Hospital since April 2017. Pre-graduate research year at the University of Copenhagen and at Hvidovre Hospital within the fields of pediatrics and nephrology. Previous Course Assistant for Human Health & Disease. With DIS since 2012.

Anna Holm Jørgensen

DIS Copenhagen Faculty

M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2017).  Department of Cardiology, Hvidovre Hospital. Resident substitute at the Surgical Department, Bornholms Hospital. Childrens’ respiratory assistant, NICU (neonatal intensive care unit). Rigshospitalet. Previous Course Assistant (2016). With DIS since 2016.

Charlotte Holm-Hansen

DIS Copenhagen Faculty

M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2015). First year resident in pediatrics at Roskilde University Hospital. Previous experience in general practice, abdominal surgery and internal medicine. Extensive experience in global health including the World Health Organization and the United Nations. With DIS since 2013. 

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Ingunn Eklo Kjesbu

DIS Copenhagen Faculty

M.D. (University of Southern Denmark, 2015), Resident at the Department of Cardiology, Hvidovre Hospital (Copenhagen University Hospital). Former employment at the Emergency Department and the Department of Geriatrics, Odense University Hospital, Department of Cardiology and Internal Medicine, Vejle Hospital, General Practice at “Lægerne Nyenstad” (Nyborg) and General Practice with prehospital diagnostics and treatment in Northern of Norway. With DIS since 2017.

Marie Deen Christensen

DIS Copenhagen Faculty

M.D. (Aarhus University, 2014). PhD student in Neuroscience, University of Copenhagen. Main research includes pathophysiology of migraine without aura, human migraine models, and neuroimaging. Affiliated with the Human Migraine Research Unit, Danish Headache Center since 2014. Dept. of Neurology, Rigshospitalet and Glostrup Hospital, (Copenhagen University Hospital), 2014. With DIS since 2014.

Medical Practice And Policy, Marie Deen Christensen

Naja Dam Mygind

DIS Copenhagen Faculty

M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2011). Ph.D. student at the Department of Cardiology, Rigshospitalet (Copenhagen University Hospital). With DIS since 2014.

Medical Practice and Policy, Naja Dam Mygind

Niels West

DIS Copenhagen Faculty

M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2014) and researcher at Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Rigshospitalet and Gentofte Hospital. With DIS since 2016.  

Peter Nørregaard

DIS Copenhagen Faculty

M.D. (University of Copenhagen 1985), Ph.D. (University of Copenhagen, 1998). Specialist in Gastroenterology and in Internal Medicine (2001). Chief physician, Frederiksberg Hospital 2001-2012. Chief physician, The Abdominal Centre, Bispeberg Hospital (part of Copenhagen University Hospital) since 2012. Research in digestion in health and diseases. Clinical tutor for junior and senior residents since 1992, clinical associate professor (Copenhagen University) since 2007. With DIS since 2004.

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Rahim Naimi

DIS Copenhagen Faculty

M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2012), Department of Gastroenterology and Endocrinology, Bispebjerg Hospital (Copenhagen University Hospital). With DIS since 2012.

Sabrina Khan

DIS Copenhagen Faculty

M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2013). PhD student in Neurology at Rigshospitalet Glostrup, University of Copenhagen. Research in migraine and underlying pathophysiological mechanisms. Affiliated with the Human Migraine Research Unit, Dept. of Neurology at Rigshospitalet Glostrup since 2012. With DIS since 2015.

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Sarah Diemar

DIS Copenhagen Faculty

M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2016). Ph.D. student at the University of Copenhagen and at Rigshospitalet Glostrup within the fields of neurology and endocrinology. Pre-graduate research year at the department of Cardiology, Nephrology and Endocrinology at Nordsjællands Hospital Hillerød. With DIS since 2011.

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Torben Lykke Sørensen

DIS Copenhagen Faculty

M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 1999). DM.Sci. (University of Copenhagen, 2004). Associate professor at University of Copenhagen. Chief Physician in Ophthalmology, Roskilde Hospital (Copenhagen University Hospital). Former research fellow at Cleveland Clinic Foundation. With DIS since 2005.

Medical Practice and Policy, Torben Lykke Sørensen

Troels Wesenberg Kjær

DIS Copenhagen Faculty

M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 1992). Ph.D. (University of Copenhagen, 1996). Chief Physician, Clinical Neurophysiology, Neurophysiology Center, Dept of Neurology, Roskilde University Hospital. With DIS since 2003.

Medical Practice & Policy, Troels Wesenberg Kjær

Ulrik Kristoffer Stoltze

DIS Copenhagen Faculty

M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2017). Currently: Residency in Gastrointestinal surgery at Herlev Hospital, researcher at Pediatrics Oncology Lab (Bonkolab) at Rigshospitalet and chairman of The Stethoscope, a radio program for medical professionals. Previously:  Researcher at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Clinical Genetics Department at Rigshospitalet, doctor in the psychiatric emergency room at Bispebjerg Hospital, and former DIS Course Assistant for Human Health & Disease. With DIS since 2017.

Wendy Sophie Schou

DIS Copenhagen Faculty

M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2015). Recidency in the Medical Department, Herlev University Hospital (present). Internship in a GP, Bornholm (2016), Internship in the Medical Department, Bornholms Hospital (2015-2016). With DIS since 2016.