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Medical Education


Admission requirements

For participating in a Half Minor, students are advised to have obtained 60 ECTS from the first year.

International Students should have an adequate background in Medicine. Admission will be considered based on CV and motivation letter.
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The students will be introduced into educational theory and research methods in education Students will develop educational skills and teach 1th year students. The half minor program will start with a crush-course in the theoretical background of peer teaching and (bio)medical education. Therefrom, you will start attending workgroups/lectures of the first year of biomedical sciences or medicine to observe other teachers. You will start teaching small groups by using the theoretical background and by the observations done in the first days and weeks. Coaching and help is provided for. You will participate in an educational science research project and write a scientific paper. Students who successfully complete this Half Minor can apply for the STOK (student Onderwijs kwalificatie) programm Furthermore we will practice with some techniques that will help you cope with stress related to teaching or work/study in general.

Course objectives

Upon completion of this minor:

  • students can apply theory of learning and teaching when preparing, performing and evaluating medical education in small group learning (Communicator, Scholar),

  • students can explain learning and student group dynamics using theories of social sciences and medical sciences (Scholar, Communicator, Health Advocate),

  • students can evaluate learning situations and consider solutions (Professional, Collaborator).

  • students can write a review or research proposal for research of educational problems and questions (Academic)

  • students will have tools to be more resilient to study- and work related stress


All course and group schedules are published on our LUMC scheduling website or on the LUMC scheduling app.

Mode of instruction

Group work and group discussion, self-study, observations, practical’s, and debates, excursions.

Assessment method

  • Observation report of workgroup activities (10% of final grade)

  • Reflection reports on teaching activities (10% + 5% final grade)

  • Written test to assess literature plus composition of a new test for next year (5% final grade)

  • Evaluation of your small group teaching skills, using a rubric that contains well defined criteria (20% of final grade)

  • Research paper (40% of final grade)

  • (Poster) presentation of research paper (10% of final grade)

Additional assessment
Formative assessments during the workgroup activities.

Attandance and participation is obligatory.

**Re-examinations **
In the case of insufficient scores for any of the assessment tasks, a new assessment will be organized

Examination committee
Dr. M. Houtlosser
Drs A.F.Norbart

Examination dates
The exam dates can be found on the schedule website.

Reading list

Harden RM, Laidlaw JM. Essential skills for a medical teacher. An introduction to teaching and learning in medicine. Edingburgh: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2016. 2nd Revised edition.



Dr. A.F.Norbart
DOO Onderwijs Expertise Centrum
071-526 8321/8359

Dr M. Houtlosser
Sectie Ethiek en recht van de gezondheidszorg