Copenhagen is part of the ‘Medicon Valley,’ a competitive life science cluster that attracts many successful companies to the region.
The city is home to a dynamic environment rich in innovation, and a tradition for knowledge sharing between companies, hospitals, universities, and public research institutions. What better place to widen your perspective on the relationship between research in academia and the biotech industry?
IS THIS PROGRAM FOR YOU?
It’s a good fit if you study:
Medical Biotechnology and Drug Development
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits
- Pre-Medicine/Health Science
The course explores the impact that biotechnology has on medicine, including personalized medicine, immune response reactions and side effects, vaccine development and stem cell technology. Topics are covered using a 3-module approach: drug discovery and development, peptides and nucleotides as biopharmaceuticals, and immune defense-related biopharmaceuticals. The course further compares the Danish and European pharmaceutical and biotechnology research communities, and the business aspects involved in drug development through Field Studies and during the Study Tours.
Week-Long Study Tour: Lisbon-Porto (Fall/Spring) or London (Spring) or Edinburgh (Fall)
Core Course Week: Denmark
Prerequisites: One year of biology and one year of chemistry at university level.
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