Investigate the fast-growing field of neuroscience, by studying either the underlying biological mechanisms involved in psychopharmacology or the cognitive and emotional functions that shape an individual.
- Through research and practice, expand your understanding of the functioning of the brain, its disorders, and the role of neuroplasticity
- Travel with DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours in Europe to meet with leading neuroscience researchers and practitioners
- Engage in real-world settings and gain exposure to various careers in the field by visiting labs, practitioners, and institutes in the Copenhagen area
This program is right for you if you study neuroscience, biology, psychology, or health science, and are considering a profession in the interdisciplinary field of neuroscience.
CORE COURSE OPTIONS
Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness + Lab
Fall/Spring, 6 Credits (3-Credit Course + 3-Credit Lab)
This course examines neuroscience with a cognitive and behavioral approach. What is consciousness and which brain mechanisms shape the unique sense of self, implicit in all our thoughts and perceptions? We will explore conceptual and methodological perspectives of relevance to the study of human consciousness. In the corequisite lab, you will develop experiments, collect data, and analyze results, focusing on psychological, behavioral, and cognitive components.
Week-Long Study Tour: Amsterdam (Fall) or Bologna-Florence (Spring)
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen
Prerequisites: One semester of neuroscience, physiological psychology, biological psychology, or cognitive psychology at university level.
Corequisite: Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness Research Lab
Psychopharmacology: Substances and the Brain
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits
This course examines neuroscience with a molecular approach. Learn about basic brain anatomy and function, and discuss the link between dysfunctional brain regions/circuits and diverse psychiatric symptoms. A strong focus will be on pharmacological treatments and the specific interactions between neurotransmitters and their receptors.
Week-Long Study Tour: Munich
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark or Southern Sweden + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen
Prerequisites: One year of biology and one year of chemistry at university level.