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Medical Education


Admission requirements

See Brightspace for the admission requirements.

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 course 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 course can apply for the STOK (STudent Onderwijs Kwalificatie) program Furthermore some techniques will be practices that will help students cope with stress related to teaching or work/study in general.

Course objectives

Upon completion of this course:

  • 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 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

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

Assessment method

  • Observation report of workgroup activities

  • Reflection reports on teaching activities

  • Written test to assess literature plus composition of a new test for next year or another program

  • Evaluation of your small group teaching skills, using a rubric that contains well defined criteria

  • Research paper

  • (Poster) presentation of research paper

  • Additional assessmen, to be decided together with the students (only pass/fail, no grading)

Attendance and participation is obligatory.

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

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


Information about the registration process can be found on the Brightspace course Half Minors.


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

Dr M. Houtlosser
Sectie Ethiek en recht van de gezondheidszorg