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Biomedical Sciences: Communication

The master’s programme in Biomedical Sciences – Communication consists of compulsory components (e.g. taught courses, research projects, training period) and electives. The total amount of credits of this two-year programme is 120 EC. Please check the list below for detailed descriptions of the components involved in the Communication specialisation.

Additional information on the programme, its regulations, schedules and timetable, etcetera can be consulted at LUMC’s website and on Blackboard. Please refer to links at your right hand side.

The master’s programme has the following objectives:

  1. to impart to students academic knowledge, insight, skills and methodology in the field of biomedical sciences;
  2. to prepare students for an academic career and postgraduate education, or to prepare them for a career in teaching or another career outside academia;
  3. to encourage students to adopt an academic attitude by acquiring the ability to:
  • engage in individual and independent academic thinking

  • analyse complex issues

  • write academic reports

  • apply specialist knowledge and skills in a philosophical and social context.

Communication specialisation

Fluency in Dutch Required!

Het programma voor de Communicatie afstudeerrichting bevat, naast de verplichte onderdelen van de opleiding Biomedical Sciences (zie hieronder) van tenminste 60EC, een keuze uit:
I) één van de volgende pakketten:

a) de praktijkstudie Journalistiek & Nieuwe Media (JNM) van de Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen met de volgende onderdelen:

  • Inleiding in de journalistiek 5 EC)

  • Journalistieke en Redactionele vaardigheden (5EC)

  • Methoden en theorieën van Journalism Studies (5EC)

  • Internetjournalistiek (5EC)
    Dit programma wordt gedeeltelijk in het Engels en gedeeltelijk in het Nederlands gegeven.

b) de praktijkgerichte cursus “Science, Communication & Society (SCS) Fundamentals’ van de Faculty of Science (17 ECTS). Deze cursus wordt in het Nederlands gegeven.

II) De volgende communicatie-specifieke componenten:

  • SCS of JNM specialisatie componenten (5-10 EC)

  • Project Proposal Communication (3 EC)

  • Training Period Communication SCS of JNM (25-30 EC)

Voor meer informatie over de PraktijkStudie Journalistiek & Nieuwe Media word je verwezen naar de website van de Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen. Voor meer informatie over SCS Fundamentals, zie de website van SCS van de Faculty of Science.

Co-ordinator M-, C- , E- and H-specialisations
Mw. J. v.d. Zee

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Compulsory components

Clinical Research in Practice 4
How to Write a Research Proposal 2
Junior Research Project I 29
Reflection Course: Scientific (Mis)Conduct 1


The elective area contains 7-20 ECTS.

Philosophical Aspects of Biomedicine 1

FOS courses in 2011-2012

Your choice of FOS courses and Guest Lectures should add up to at least 14 credits in your entire 2-year programme (a minimum of 1 ECTS should be taken through Guest Lectures)

Advances in Neurophysiology 6
Allogeneic Transplantation and Immunotherapy: From Bench to Bedside 6
Bioinformatics: Computational biology of complex disease and ageing 4
Biological Mechanisms of Ageing and Development 6
Biomedical Translational Research in Surgery 4
Cardiovascular Disease and Metabolic Syndrome 4
Cardiovascular Imaging 6
Clinical Pharmacology 4
Clinical Proteotomics and Metabolomics 6
Depression and other Stress Related Disorders 6
Developmental Cardiovascular Biology 6
From genetic disease to functional genomics 4
From signal transduction to targeted therapy 6
Molecular Virology of RNA Viruses 6
Neuroimaging 6
Pathogen Host Interactions 6
Regulation of the Immune Response in Human Disease 6
Stem Cells 6
The Pathophysiology of Coagulation 6
Translational Neurogenetics 4

FOS courses in 2012-2013

Causes of venous thrombosis: genes, life style and interaction 6
Electrical Interactions in the Heart: From Disease to Treatment 4
Genetic Instability Syndromes and Cancer Susceptibility 6