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

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

Mette Kristoffersen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.D. (Graduate from University of Southern Denmark 2014). First-year residency in Pediatrics at Herlev Hospital. Previous experience in abdominal surgery, children's psychiatry, orthopedic surgery, and general medicine. Currently completing a Ph.D. at the National Institute of Public Health. With DIS since 2017.

Mette Kristoffersen

Casper Christensen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2014). Ph.D. student in Neurology at Rigshospitalet (Copenhagen University Hospital). Research in migraine. With DIS since 2016.

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.  

Lea Rue Honoré

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2018). Currently residency at the Neurological department, Herlev Hospital. Previous experience with General Practice in Brønshøj and neurology at the Department of Neurology, Rigshospitalet Glostrup. Previous reseach in Autoimmune Hepatitis and Quality of Life at the Department of Hepatology and Gastroenterology, Rigshospitalet. Previous Course Assistant for Human Health & Disease. With DIS since 2017.

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.  

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.  

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.