International summer course in Screening and Epidemiology – University of Copenhagen

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Screening and Epidemiology

Department of Public Health offers an international summer course in Screening and Epidemiology taught in English.

You will be trained in critical assessment of the evidence on (cancer) screening. The course provides a solid introduction to the major concepts, theories and debates relevant to screening, with particular emphasis on early detection of cancer. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the rationale for screening and evaluation of screening outcomes. Finally, the course will provide an overview of the main cancer screening programmes that have been implemented in Denmark.

Course structure and teaching methods

The course consists of both class teachings and lectures. Students will develop their competences and train in critical thinking through daily journal clubs with active participation. In order to qualify for the exam, it is required that the participant is present during teaching and performs satisfactorily at the presentation in the journal club.

Credits and exam

Credits: 5 ECTS
  • Oral examination, 20 minutes under invigilation.
  • Satisfactory presentations in journal club graded as passed/non passed. Those passed can sign up for oral examination. 20 minutes oral exam with 20 minutes preparation.

Formal requirements

The course is taught in English and is open to national and international MSc students.

Application procedure:

The online application form will be available on this web page in January 2017. The application deadline is 1 April 2017.

Tuition fee

Participants exempted from payment:

Students from Danish universities will not be charged any tuition fee provided that the course is accepted as part of their MSc programme. Danish students must provide a pre-approval of credit transfer upon application.

Students enrolled in certain programmes at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, UCPH, do not need a pre-approval of credit transfer. Please study the overview of study programmes, where preapproval of summer course is not required.

Exchange students from the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences', UCPH, partner universities can participate in this course free of charge, if they have been nominated by their home university. The course must be an integrated part of their study programme.

Fee paying participants:

All other participants (students, working professionals, etc.) must pay tuition fee according to the information below.

EU/EEA citizens 4,000 DKK
Non-EU/EEA citizens 6,250 DKK

The fee covers participation in the course. It does not cover course materials, travel, accommodation and living expenses during the course. Full payment of course fees must be transferred in May 2017. Payment details will be forwarded upon acceptance.

Refund policy

You can only get a refund of your tuition fee, if you cancel at least two month prior to the beginning of the course including e-learning modules.

Contact information

Course Coordinator: Elsebeth Lynge


Additional information

Accommodation: Please note that the summer courses are non-residential. Participants are responsible for finding and funding accommodation during their stay in Copenhagen. University of Copenhagen Housing Foundation can assist you in finding accommodation. Please visit their website:

You can also use different accommodation portals. Additional information about accommodation will be provided upon admission.

Copenhagen has an international airport, and the city centre can be reached within 30 minutes. If you want additional information read Arriving in Copenhagen.

For more details about the course please read the course description in UCPH's course database.

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