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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.

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 offered by Leiden University Medical Center in collaboration with the Faculty of Science. 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)* (15 EC)
  • Science Based Business Management (3 EC)
  • Project Proposal: Science Based Business (3 EC)
  • Science Based Business: Specialisation and Training Period (23-40 EC)

*Students with prior education in management, business and entrepreneurship (e.g. students who have completed the Science Based Business (SBB) Fundamentals course – Bachelor edition) may be exempted from following the SBB Fundamentals MSc edition in the master’s Management specialisation. This course then needs to be substituted by at least an equal number of EC of other SBB master modules, offered by the Faculty of Science, or elsewhere.

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

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 Conduct 1

Electives

The elective area contains 9-26 ECTS.

Advanced Functional Neuroanatomy 6
Fact or Fiction: the human factor 1
Philosophical Aspects of Biomedicine 1

FOS courses in 2014-2015

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 6
Clinical Pharmacology 4
Clinical Proteomics and Metabolomics 6
Depression and other Stress Related Disorders 6
Developmental Cardiovascular Biology 4
Electrical Interactions in the Heart: From Disease to Treatment 4
From Molecular Pathogenesis to Targeted Therapy 6
Genome (in)stability, cancer and ageing 6
Imaging in Neurosciences and Cardiovascular Research 6
Immunity and metabolism of host cells and microbes 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 2015-2016

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