Experience the dynamics of drug discovery and development, learn biotechnology-based methods for disease treatment, and widen your perspective on the relationship between academia and the biotech industry.
- Get hands-on experience through the Drug Development Project by interviewing and researching a Scandinavian biomedical company about their products and technology
- Gain insight into world-leading biotechnology research and development while on faculty-led study tours
- Visit leading biotechnology companies and research institutions to learn about new-generation biopharmaceuticals
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 in the health professions or a graduate degree.
Medical Biotechnology and Drug Development
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits
You will explore the impact that biotechnology has on medicine including vaccines, the use of antibodies as drugs, stem cells, and the impact of genomics on drug discovery. By delving into Danish and European pharmaceutical and biotech research case studies, you will also gain first-hand insight into the drug discovery and development process.
Week-Long Study Tour:
Edinburgh (Fall) or London (Spring)
Core Course Week:
Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen
One year of biology and one year of chemistry at university level.
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