Academic scientific training involves the development of a critical attitude coupled with tempered enthusiasm. This involves learning to look beyond the boundaries of the professional field. It also involves both the application of science and the communication of research findings. An academic is capable of acquiring scientific knowledge, evaluating that knowledge, assimilating it, and communicating that knowledge to others.
In the line Academic Scientific Training, a broad spectrum of skills are developed including: scientific writing and presentation skills in English, orientating on and applying for internship/research positions abroad, communication with peers and patients in English, ethical discussion with peers in English, and learning to carry out a literature review. Becoming proficient in these skills requires practice. Therefore, each module contains activities to develop both academic and scientific skills. Examples of these activities are debating, giving a presentation in a workgroup, and analyzing and interpreting the results of an academic report.
In the module Academic and Scientific Training in year 2, students learn the most important methods of clinical scientific research, statistical analysis, and critical reading. The module represents 40% of the final grade for the line.
- The student is able to indicate how to design and execute an epidemiological research project.
- The student can describe the several advantages and disadvantages of basic study designs (follow-up, case-control, observational vs. experimental studies).
- The student can perform and interpret basic statistical analyses.
- The student is able to apply results from medical literature to a clinical case.
- The student is able to ask critical and relevant questions when reading medical literature and is able to articulate answers to these questions.
- The student is able to reach a sensible and objective point of view in questions of scientific integrity.
- The student can summarize large quantities of information.
- The student can read medical literature and discuss the material in a group.
All course and group schedules are published on our LUMC scheduling website or on the LUMC scheduling app.
Mode of instruction
Lectures, work groups, practicals, symposium, self-study assignments.
Written reports, essays, presentations and exam and assignments.
The exam dates can be found on the schedule website.
Rothman KJ. Epidemiology, an introduction. 2nd edition, Oxford University Press.
Petrie A en Sabin C. Medical Statistics at a glance. Oxford: Blackwell Science, 2001 topic 11, 17, 27, 28, 29.
Students are required to register for exams through uSis. The registration for a working group is done by handing in your study plan.
dr. B. Siegerink (line coordinator)