Neuroscience Neuroscience

This program explores the role of the nervous system in regulating physiological processes at the cellular and molecular levels, the structure and function of the nervous system, and the biology behind different types of clinically relevant neurologic and psychiatric disorders.



This program is right for you if you study biology, health science, neuroscience, or a similar discipline. It is designed to ensure you will acquire skills for a future career or graduate degree in the health professions, scientific research, or in the mental health disciplines.


>> Psychopharmacology – Substances and the Brain
You will learn how the brain is affected in different types of psychiatric disorders, as well as in the use of different psychoactive drugs, both legal and illegal. This course will cover neurotransmitters, basic neurobiology, psychiatric disorders, and psychoactive drugs.

>> Neurological Disorders and Diseases (This course starts in fall 2015)
Broaden your understanding of the underlying links between basic science, disease-oriented research, and translational research within the field of neuroscience. This course will provide a foundation of knowledge in areas of basic and clinical neuroscience, and explore some of major diseases affecting the nervous system.


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 and neuroscience.

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Why Neuroscience in Denmark?

The region of Denmark and Southern Sweden is home to Medicon Valley - one of Europe’s leading life science clusters and a hub for research institutions and business centers. Biopharmaceutical companies such as Lundbeck, specializing in psychiatric disorders are based here, making Copenhagen a perfect base from which to go on field studies and study tours with your DIS faculty and classmates.


Our instructor, Jesper, was always able to answer deep, complex questions as he had done research directly related to lecture materials.

Back at Davidson, I have a better understanding of neurotransmitter signaling pathways and the membrane receptor variability, which has helped me in my courses here. I just finished a developmental biology class and could connect receptor combination effects I first learned about with Jesper, while a toxicology lecture I recently attended at Wake Forest Medical School reinforced how well Jesper covered the neuroscience topics mentioned.

Dylan Sabb Davidson College
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