Medical Practice & Policy

Engage in a unique pre-medical experience by learning from Danish medical doctors, focusing on diagnosis and treatment of common diseases and ailments.

Program Highlights

  • Gain an insider view of university hospitals and clinics in Copenhagen and exposure to the daily practice of physicians, including recording patient history and solving clinical cases
  • Perform physical examinations and procedures on medical phantoms, such as blood drawing, I.V. entry, suturing, and ultrasound
  • Compare and contrast health care and medical practice in newly reformed countries versus welfare state systems by visiting hospitals, clinics, and research institutions on study tours in Denmark and Western and Eastern Europe

Student Profile

This program is right for you if you have a serious interest in medicine and science, and are considering pursuing a medical or graduate degree in the health professions.

Through the Medical Practice & Policy core course, I get a glimpse into what I’ll be introduced to in medical school. I get to see the real life applications of the biology and chemistry and anatomy that I’m learning about at home. And it really confirms in me that medicine is something I want to do for the rest of my life.”

-Sophia Bidny, University of Illinois at Chicago

Core Courses

Human Health and Disease: A Clinical Approach

  • Course type: Core Course
  • Fall/Spring semester
  • 3 Credits
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

Final Syllabus, Section A - Spring 2017

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Final Syllabus, Section B - Spring 2017

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Final Syllabus, Section C - Spring 2017

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Final Syllabus, Section E - Spring 2017

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Final Syllabus, Section F - Spring 2017

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Final Syllabus, Section G - Spring 2017

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