This intensive program will focus on an introduction to biomedical laboratory sciences, aiming to provide students with an exposure to techniques used for analysis in medical laboratories from routine techniques used for analysis of biological samples to cutting-edge technology such as genome sequencing in a clinical setting.
By participating in this program, students will learn how to conduct analysis on biological samples and how genome sequencing is applied to medical genetics in the context of an university hospital. By participating in this program, students will learn to question/think critically about issues relating to practical laboratory work as well as ethical challenges associated with the use of genome sequencing at the clinic.
We achieve these goals through a variety of course work, including but not limited to hands-on work at the bench, visit of medical facilities and direct interaction with healthcare professionals. The program is divided into three modules: fundamentals of laboratory techniques, evaluation of the methods of analysis and an introduction to genome sequencing in clinical practice with a particular focus on the practical and ethical challenges arising from the use of this technique in the medical diagnosis of patients.
This program is based in Trondheim Norway at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
Students will stay in a dormitory or homestay that is easily accessible to campus by bus.
Admitted participants are required to register in three hours of MolGen 5797 (letter-graded course).
In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must have taken MolGen 4500 or 4606 (or permission of instructor), a minimum 3.3 GPA. Students must also meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation. All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.
Please note that upon application, a $150 application fee will be assessed. The application fee will be refunded only if the applicant is not accepted or a written request to withdraw the application is submitted prior to the application deadline.
Passports are required for every Ohio State education abroad program. For many study abroad destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa early as 6 months prior to departure). For information about apply for a passport, go to travel.state.gov.
Program Fee $TBD
Students are responsible for paying The Ohio State University tuition plus the international supplemental insurance fee ($1.50/day). It is anticipated that students will receive a grant to cover the majority of the cost of lodging, meals and transportation during their stay. Students are responsible for airfare, a passport and immunizations.
If students withdraw or become ineligible any time eleven days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.
Students who receive or are eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant are encouraged to apply for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. This program is Gilman eligible. Interested students should first verify their existing award package and make an appointment with Student Financial Aid as needed. After researching the scholarship, students wishing to apply for the Gilman International Scholarship should be in touch with the listed education abroad coordinator to begin working on a competitive application.
U.S. Department of State: travel.state.gov (travel advisories/country-specific safety information)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: cdc.gov/travel (pre-travel health guidance)
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