Medical exchange students
Only exchange students from our medical partner universities are eligible for the medical course packages.
Both students from partner universities and students from non-partner institutions may apply for summer clinical placements.
A maximum of 6 exchange students are admitted per semester.
- 16 September - 6 December 2019
Spring (expected dates: the final dates will be published in September 2019)
- 17 February - 15 May 2020
Internal Medicine, Surgery & Anaesthesiology
Internal Medicine, Surgery, and Anaesthesiology consists of three blocks of study, lasting 12 weeks in total. The courses are taught in English. 17.5 ECTS for the module is provided in the official transcript of academic records.
The courses provide clinical training in the 2nd semester (first year) of the master's programme in Medicine and qualify students to take part in internship courses (pre-registrar) on graduation.
Internal Medicine, Surgery & Anaesthesiology - course description
The module concludes clinical training in internal medicine, surgery and anaesthesiology. Successful completion of the module and final graduation qualifies students for pre-house officer/pre-registrar positions. The objective of the course is to maintain and further develop clinical skills, qualify students to take responsibility for a limited number of patients, and expand their experience in patient medico-psychological and ethical reflection. The module also gives students insight into anaesthesiology. The OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination) is in Danish only.
Exchange students can participate in the clinical rotations in Internal Medicine and Surgery without taking the final exam.
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|Clinical Course in Surgery||7.5|
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A maximum of 15 exchange students are admitted per semester.Autumn
- 26 August - 1 November 2019
- 26 January - 3 April 2020
It may be possible to extend the clinical course with 2-3 week full time internship in one of the three specialities
Ophthalmology, Oto-Rhino-Laryngology & Dermatology-Venereology
These courses run concurrently, with teaching in all three subjects, followed by oral compulsory exams. Each course/exam gives 5 ECTS points.
The courses are offered during the 3rd semester (second year) of the Master's programme in Medicine and form part of the clinical training for medical students.
Ophthalmology - course description
The module comprises the following topics: faculty of vision, refraction and glasses, field of vision, ocular position and motility disorders, the eyelids, lacrimal apparatus, orbital cavities, conjunctiva, cornea, changes in intraocular pressure, glaucoma, alteration of the lens system, neuro-ophthalmology, optic nerve and further parts of the visual pathway, uvea, vitreous body, eye trauma, physiology and pathophysiology of the retina, diabetic retinopathy and other retinal disorders, emergency room ophthalmology and "the red eye".
Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - course description
The module comprises topics such as congenital and inflammatory disease of the external ear and otosclerosis, acute and secretory otitis, chronic otitis, dizziness, nose and sinus conditions, tumour colli and disease of the oral cavity, disease of the salivary glands, disease of the pharynx and larynx.
Dermatology-Venereology - course description
The module comprises topics such as allergic contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, bullous skin disease, tumours, immunology of the skin, connective tissue and light-induced diseases, acne/rosacea, hair and nail disease, mycoses, infections, and parasitic skin conditions, venereology and skin disease connected with AIDS.
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|Exam in Ophthalmology||2.5|
|Clinical Course in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology||2.5|
|Exam in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology||2.5|
|Clinical Course in Dermatology-Venereology||2.5|
|Exam in Dermatology-Venereology||2.5|
Students of medicine from partner and non-partner universities can apply to do a summer clinical placement at one of the hospitals included in the Copenhagen University Hospital.
- Clinical placements can only take place during the summer holidays (mid-June to mid-September), when students from the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences are not in the clinics.
- You must arrange the summer clinical placement on your own by contacting the clinical department at the hospital you are interested in directly. The International Relations Office cannot help you organise this.
- When you have received written confirmation from the clinical department that they are willing to receive you, please forward this confirmation to the International Relations Office at email@example.com along with an enrolment confirmation from your home institution.
- If you come from a university in Europe and are planning a summer clinical placement of at least two months' duration, you may be eligible to apply for an Erasmus Traineeship. You may wish to consult the outbound exchange coordinator at your home faculty/university about this option and how to apply for the funding connected with it.
MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) screening is mandatory for all international students.
- You must present, on request, proof of a negative MRSA screening test at the clinical department on the first day of your clinical training. Failure to do so will mean exclusion from all patient contact.
- You must take the test no more than two weeks before you arrive in Denmark.
- The test must be a nasal swab.
- The test results must be presented on an official form/official letterhead and must be in English.
- We strongly recommend that you take the test in your home country as it is very expensive for international students to have the test done in Denmark.
- The test is done at your own expense – also if you have it done in Denmark.
- The only exceptions to the rule are students from Sweden, Norway and the Netherlands. However, these students must also be tested if there is a risk that they have been exposed to MRSA (for example, from training in a clinical department with MRSA or because they have been hospitalised or have worked in a refugee camp).