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Biomedical Sciences: Research

The master’s programme in Biomedical Sciences – Research 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 Research 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 the links on 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.

Research Specialisation

Considering the international character of this course, the MSc programme is taught in English. The study programme aims at a deepening and broadening the student’s knowledge within those research areas which determine the LUMC profile. Deepening shall primarily take place during the two Junior Research Projects (20 weeks in MSc1, 28 weeks in MSc2) and during the Scientific review. Broadening shall be achieved as the student has to become familiar with at least 4 different LUMC profile-determining research areas through his/her choice for the Junior Research Projects, the Frontier of Science and elective courses
(please also refer to the document on Procedures for Training Periods).

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
Junior Research Project II 40
Scientific Review 6
Reflection Course: Scientific Conduct 1
Laboratory Animal Science 4
Research Proposal 5

Electives

The elective area contains 15 ECTS.

Philosophical Aspects of Biomedicine 1

FOS courses in 2012-2013

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
Clinical Pharmacology 4
Clinical Proteomics and Metabolomics 6
Depression and other Stress Related Disorders 6
Developmental Cardiovascular Biology 6
Electrical Interactions in the Heart: From Disease to Treatment 4
Genome (in)stability, cancer and ageing 6
Imaging in Neurosciences and Cardiovascular Research 6
Molecular Virology of RNA Viruses 6
Pathogen Host Interactions 6
Regulation of the Immune Response in Human Disease 6
The Pathophysiology of Coagulation 6

FOS courses in 2013-2014

Cardiovascular Disease and Metabolic Syndrome 4
From genetic disease to functional genomics 4
From signal transduction to targeted therapy 6
Stem Cells 6
Translational Neurogenetics 4