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Biomedical Sciences: Research

-The master’s programme in Biomedical Sciences – Research consists of compulsory components (e.g. 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:
• to impart to students academic knowledge, insight, skills, and methodology in the field of biomedical sciences;
• 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;
• to prepare students for an academic career and postgraduate education, or to prepare them for a career in teaching or another career outside academia

Research Specialisation

The MSc research programme is taught in English. The study programme aims at 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).

The Research Specialisation allows you to focus to a certain extent on a specific scientific area. For those interested in working with (large) data sets (Data@Work), Neurosciences, Immunity/Infectious Disease or Cancer Pathogenesis and Therapy, focus is offered in specific tracks on these subjects in the 2nd master year.

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Compulsory components

How to Write a Research Proposal 2
Reflection Course: Scientific Conduct 1
Clinical Research in Practice 5
Course on Laboratory Animal Science 4
Junior Research Project I 29
Research Proposal 5
Scientific Review Biomedical Sciences 6
Junior Research Project II 40
Career Orientation 1

Electives

The elective area contains 15 ECTS.

How To Start My Master 1
Guest Lectures 1
CRiP - Advanced Concepts in Epidemiology 1
CRiP - Using R for data analysis 1
A Philosophical Inquiry concerning Biomedicine, part A 1
A Philosophical Inquiry concerning Biomedicine, part B 1
CIS: Presenting like a Pro 1

FOS courses in 2017-2018

Your choice of FOS courses should add up to at least 12 credits in your entire 2-year programme.

Advances in Neurophysiology 6
Allogeneic Transplantation and Immunotherapy: From Bench to Bedside 6
Biological Mechanisms of Ageing and Development 4
Biomedical Translational Research in Surgery 6
Chemical Biology, Signal Transduction and Targeted Therapy 6
Clinical and Functional Neuroanatomy 6
Clinical Pharmacology 4
Clinical Proteomics and Metabolomics 6
Cutting edge Immunology: from Chemistry to Metabolism 6
Depression and other Stress Related Disorders 6
Finding new causes of thrombosis: the clinical-epidemiological approach. From idea to publication. 6
From genetic disease to functional genomics 6
Imaging in Neurosciences 6
Molecular Epidemiology in Ageing Research 4
Molecular Virology of RNA Viruses 6
Pathogen Host Interactions 6
Regulation of the Immune Response in Human Disease 6
Research Applications of Developmental Biology 4
Stem Cells 6
The Pathophysiology of Coagulation 6
Translational Neurogenetics 6

FOS courses in 2018-2019

Cardiovascular Disease and Metabolic Syndrome 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