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Line Academic Scientific Training Year 2 for International students


Admission requirements


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, 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 forming. Examples of these activities are holding a debate, giving a presentation in a workgroup, analysing and interpreting the results of an academic paper.

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. In this module the relationship between the doctor and the pharmaceutical industry plays a central role.

In the semester assignment of year 2, students will expand their critical thinking and writing skills trained in year 1. The core of this assignment one of twelve propositions that explore the role of medicine in general, and physicians in particular, in a broader context. These propositions change every year, and reflect ongoing debates in medicine, medical training, and biomedical sciences.

Course objectives

  1. The student is able to indicate how to design and execute an epidemiological research project.
  2. The student can describe the several advantages and disadvantages of basic study designs (follow-up, case-control, observational vs. experimental studies).
  3. The student can perform and interpret basic statistical analyses.
  4. The student is able to apply results from medical literature to a clinical case.
  5. The student is able to ask critical and relevant questions when reading medical literature and is able to articulate answers to these questions.
  6. The student is able to reach a sensible and objective point of view in questions of scientific integrity.
  7. The student can summarize large quantities of information.
  8. The student can read medical literature and discuss the material in a group.


All course and group schedules are published on MyTimeTable.

The exam dates have been determined by the Education Board and are published in MyTimeTable.

It will be announced in MyTimeTable and/or Brightspace when and how the post-exam feedback will be organized.

Mode of instruction

Work groups, practicals and self-study assignments.

Assessment method

Written reports, essays, presentations and exam and assignments. More details on these various elements can be found on the AWV Brightspace module.

The exam dates can be found on the scedule website.

Reading list

You can find the complete reading list for the bachelor of Medicine here.


Students are required to register for exams through uSis. The registration for a working group is done by handing in your study plan.


Line coordinator dr. B. Siegerink -