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Biomedical Sciences: Management

The master’s programme in Biomedical Sciences – Management consists of compulsory components (e.g. taught courses and research projects) 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 Management specialisation.

Additional information on the programme, its regulations, schedules and timetable, etcetera can be consulted at LUMC’s website and on Blackboard:
LUMC site Biomedical Sciences
Blackboard (also for schedules and timetables)
LUMC site Course and Examination Regulations

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.

Management Specialisation

The Management specialisation is offerd by Leiden University Medical Center in collaboration with the Faculty of Sciene. The programme, called Science Based Business (SBB), enables students to develop knowledge and insight of, and opinions on a career outside scientific research. It broadens the student’s perspective predominantly in the field of management (e.g. marketing, finance, project management). Yet, graduates will also be equipped to pursuit a career within scientific biomedical research. The entire programme is taught in English.

The programme encompasses compulsory components of the Research master’s programme (at least 60 EC) combined with the Science & Research Based Business programme at the Faculty of Science. A management internship will be executed at an organization/company with a link to the biomedical field. Approval of this internship should be given beforehand by the examination board. The programme can be extended within the free elective scope of the curriculum.
Programme components are:

  • Science Based Business Fundamentals (MSc edition) (17 EC)

  • Project Proposal: Science Based Business (3 EC)

  • Science Based Business: Specialisation and Training Period (23-40 EC)

For detailed description of the courses modules/components of SBB, please refer to the website of Science & Research Based Business directly.

Co-ordinator M-, C-, E- and H-specialisations
Mw. Dr.Ir. J. van der Zee

The course list below is still to be completed.

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 10-27 ECTS.

Philosophical Aspects of Biomedicine 1

FOS courses in 2011-2012

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
Cardiovascular Disease and Metabolic Syndrome 4
Biomedical Translational Research in Surgery 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

Je keuze uit FOS cursussen en Guest Lectures moet in totaal uitkomen op ten minste 14 studiepunten binnen je tweejarige programma (een minimum van 1 ECTS moet worden verzameld door Guest Lectures).

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