Biomedicine Biomedicine

This program is designed to give you insight into biotechnology-based methods for disease treatment and an understanding of the dynamics of drug discovery and development. You will get an interdisciplinary perspective on how biotech research and business work together.



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 the health professions or scientific research.


>> 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.


DIS has over 190 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 courses based on your needs. Click here for electives related to biology, biomedicine/biotechnology, pre-medicine/health science, and public health.

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The Biomedicine program combines a detailed examination of the drug discovery and development process with a thorough look at the human immune system. We were given a very clear picture of what the world of biotechnology and drug development has to offer. Understanding this process, through both lectures and field studies to various biomedical research centers has taught me that there are many ways to pursue a career in this industry!

Zack Bodinger Brown University

Gain Hands On Experience in the Field!

The Science & Communication Project gives you the opportunity to meet with representatives from the biomedical and biotechnology industries in order to facilitate your comprehensive understanding about a specific technology or product. You then create an original, and/or edit, an existing Wikipedia page on that technology or product, thus providing you with the intellectual challenge of ‘translating’ complex scientific concepts into layman’s terms. This, in turn, helps you to focus on essential information when conveying it to the general public, a necessary skill in the scientific field.

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