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Attended Lectures and Colloquia


This information is without prejudice. Alterations can be made for next year

This course will become part of the new course Advanced Academic Skills and Career Orientation. If you started the master before september 2018, you will still have to complete this course for 1 EC.


Every master’s student Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences has to earn 20 colloquia points, which equal 1 EC. The colloquium points can be earned in several ways:

  • By attending the oral presentations (of Research Project 1 or 2) of master’s students of BPS. 1 oral presentation = 1 colloquium point; at least 10 oral presentations of students of BPS should to be attended.

  • By attending symposia organized by „Aesculapius” or the LACDR. 1 symposium = 2 colloquium points; in total, a maximum of 6 points can be obtained in this way.

  • By attending seminars organized by the LACDR. Announcements can be found in the elevator halls. 1 seminar = 1 colloquium point; in total, a maximum of 4 points can be obtained in this way.

  • Students following the SBB specialisation may attend SBB colloquia, with a maximum of 5. These students should follow at least 10 colloquia of Master’s students of BPS as well.

The colloquia, symposia and workshops are announced via email and blackboard by the study adviser.

Master students in BPS attending colloquia are obliged to fill out an evaluation form in order to earn colloquium points. Colloquium points will only be provided if the form is filled out completely, including a well defined question, student name, student number and signature of LACDR staff member. Raising a question during the colloquia is mandatory.


Emily Ouwehand MA, study advisor BPS (

Admission requirement

Students of Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences. Note: bachelor students (except for those who started their bachelor internship) are allowed to visit the colloquia, but cannot earn colloquia points yet.

Mode of instruction


Reading list


Course objectives

  • The student learns about some of the main competences Master’s in Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences require (e.g. presentation skills, critical evaluation of data and raising questions).

  • The students critically evaluates the content of a scientific presentation and raises questions.

  • The student evaluates and provides feedback on the presentation skills of the presenter.

  • The student trains important academic skills such as organizing data and literature, planning of experiments, study and career and academic presenting and writing.

Assessment method

You have to collect 20 colloquium points to receive your ECTS. For each colloquium you have to fill out an evaluation form. After you handed in the form, the study adviser will document your attendance and keep count of your points.
Pass/no pass


The colloquia are announced at least 2 weeks prior to the session on Blackboard (Advanced Academic Skills and Career Orientation module). The symposia and workshops are announced at least 1 month prior to the session.


Application for the course via uSis. There is no need to register beforehand for colloquia and symposia, but make sure to fill out and hand in the evaluation forms for colloquia or sign the attendence list for symposia.