This program is designed to give you insight into biotechnology-based methods for disease treatment, an understanding of the dynamics of drug discovery and development, and an interdisciplinary perspective on how biotech research and business work together.
- Gain insight into world-leading biotechnology research, development, and academia on study tours to Western Denmark and in the UK
- Work on a semester-long project as part of your core course to gain real-life experience by interviewing and researching a Scandinavian biomedical company about their products and labs, which concludes with the writing of an article for Wikipedia
- Learn about the biology behind the new-generation biopharmaceuticals from leaders in the discipline through field studies to companies and research institutions
PROGRAM STUDENT PROFILE
The program is right for you if you study biology, biochemistry, health science, or a similar discipline, and wish to acquire skills for a future career or graduate degree in health professions, biotech research, or biotech business development.
CORE COURSE OVERVIEW
>> Medical Biotechnology and Drug Development
You will explore biotech opportunities and challenges within medicine, including side effects, antibodies, vaccines, stem cells, and the impact of genomics on drug discovery. The course will present you with case studies that highlight the Danish and European pharmaceutical and biotech research community.
- Credits: 3
- Prerequisites: One year of biology and one year of chemistry at university level.
- Week-Long Study Tour: Edinburgh (fall) or London (spring)
- Core Course Week: A three-day study tour in Denmark alongside a two-day seminar in Copenhagen.
BUILD YOUR OWN CURRICULUM
DIS has over 160 elective courses for you to build your curriculum from after choosing your required core course. You have to opportunity to focus on your major or diversify by selecting any combination of core courses based on your needs. Click here for electives related to Biology, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Pre-Medicine, and Public Health.