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
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

Nita Weinholtz

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2015). PhD student in Neurology at Rigshospitalet, Glostrup and Dermatology at Gentofte Hospital. Research in migraine and the skin disorder rosacea. Affiliated with the Human Migraine Research Unit, Danish Headache Center, Dept. of Neurology at Rigshospitalet Glostrup since 2017. With DIS since 2019.

Dina Leth Møller

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.D. from the University of Copenhagen, 2019. Currently a Ph.D. student at the Department for Infectious Diseases, Rigshospitalet investigating the immune function in patients receiving solid organ transplantation. Former researcher at the Department of Pediatrics and the Institute of Inflammation Research, Rigshospitalet and DIS Course Assistant for Human Health & Disease. With DIS since 2017.

Stefan Kern Nielsen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2017). Current residency at the Respiratory Medicine department, Hvidovre Hospital. Previous employments at the Emergency Department Nykøbing F. Sygehus and internal medicine Amager Hospital.  With DIS since 2019.

Lasse Knudsen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2019). DIS Course Assistant 2016. Department of psychiatry, Skt Hans Hospital, 2019. Emergency Department, Køge Hospital, 2019. With DIS Since 2016.

Gustav Elmberg

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Postgraduate Residency (Department of Internal Medicine, Herlev, Denmark, 2018).

Postgraduate Residency (Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Herlev, Denmark, 2018). M.Sc.(Medical Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 2018). Previous employment (Orthopedic department, Gentofte. Denmark, 2015) Tank Pluton Chef (Swedish Army Corps, I19 Boden, Sweden, 2006). With DIS since 2019.

Gustav Elmberg

Pernille Emilie Petersen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.D. (University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 2017), Registrar, Department of Endocrinology, Bispebjerg-Frederiksberg Hospitals since 2017. Resident supervisor. With DIS since 2019.

Pernille Petersen

Ingunn Eklo Kjesbu

DIS Copenhagen Semester 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.

Johanna Eliasson

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2016). Ph.D. student at the Department of Gastroenterology, Rigshospitalet (Copenhagen University Hospital). Previous employment at the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Rigshospitalet (Copenhagen University Hospital), Department of Emergency Medicine, Holbæk Hospital and Department of Internal Medicine, Holbæk Hospital. With DIS since 2018.  

Nicklas Järvelä Johansen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2015) and clinical researcher at Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen. With DIS since 2018.

Niels West

DIS Copenhagen Semester 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.  

Niels

Peter Nørregaard

DIS Copenhagen Semester 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.

Rahim Naimi

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

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

Samaira Younis

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2015). PhD student in Neurology at Rigshospitalet. Glostrup, University of Copenhagen. Research in migraine and neuroimaging. Affiliated with the Human Migraine Research Unit, Danish Headache Center, Dept. of Neurology at Rigshospitalet Glostrup since 2015. With DIS since 2018.  

Torben Lykke Sørensen

DIS Copenhagen Semester 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

Ulrik Kristoffer Stoltze

DIS Copenhagen Semester 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.