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

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.

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.  

Patrick Terrence Brooks

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2016). BSc in Biology (University of Copenhagen, 2010). Department of Clinical Immunology, Rigshospitalet (2018). Previous positions: Department of Urology, Zealand University Hospital, Roskilde (2017). Emergency Department, Zealand University Hospital, Køge (2016). Research interests: stem cells and regenerative medicine. With DIS since 2018.

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.

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

Zainab Nagras

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.D. from the University of Copenhagen in July 2016. Under my residency I have been employed at the gastroenterology surgical unit, Herlev Hospital and subsequently General Practice, Bagsvaerd. Currently I am employed in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and consultant at a specialist doctor level in the Emergency Department, Bispebjerg Hospital. From January 1st I am employed in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Hvidovre Hospital. With DIS Since 2020.

Zainab Nagras

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Thien Do

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

MD, PhD Fellow with a research interest in neurovascular signaling pathways (Department of Neurology, Rigshospitalet Glostrup). Thien has previously taught medical students at the University of Copenhagen and at the Copenhagen Academy of Medical Education and Simulation. With DIS Since 2020.

Thien Do