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Biomedical Sciences: Management

Preliminary program

The master’s programme in Biomedical Sciences – Management 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 Management specialisation.

Additional information on the programme and its regulations, can be found on the website of the Leiden University and the learning management system (Brightspace). Information on course schedules is separately provided.

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

Management Specialisation

The Management specialisation is offered by Leiden University Medical Center in collaboration with the Faculty of Science. The programme, called Business studies, 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 courses from the 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 of the master Biomedical Sciences. The programme can be extended within the free elective scope of the curriculum.

Programme components are:

  • Management course programme (15 EC)

-Strategy

-Marketing (SBB)

-Financial management

-Technology and operations management

  • Project Proposal: Management(3 EC)

  • JRP2 Management (26-42 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) are exempted from following the courses Strategy, Marketing (SBB) and Financial management in the master’s Management specialisation. These courses need to be substituted by at least an equal number of ECTS credits of other SBB master modules, offered by the Faculty of Science, or elsewhere. Technology and Operations Management still has to be followed.

For detailed description of the courses modules/components of Business studies, please refer to the website of Business studies directly.

Coordinator M-, C-, E- and H-specialisations Ms. Dr.Ir. J. van der Zee

Management Specialisation

The Management specialisation is offered by Leiden University Medical Center in collaboration with the Faculty of Science. The programme, called Business studies, 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 courses from the 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 of the master Biomedical Sciences. The programme can be extended within the free elective scope of the curriculum.

Programme components are:

  • Management course programme (15 EC)
    -Strategy
    -Marketing (SBB)
    -Financial management
    -Technology and operations management

  • Project Proposal: Management(3 EC)

  • JRP2 Management (26-42 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) are exempted from following the courses Strategy, Marketing (SBB) and Financial management in the master’s Management specialisation. These courses need to be substituted by at least an equal number of ECTS credits of other SBB master modules, offered by the Faculty of Science, or elsewhere. Technology and Operations Management still has to be followed.

For detailed description of the courses modules/components of Business studies, please refer to the website of Business studies directly.

Coordinator M-, C-, E- and H-specialisations Ms. Dr.Ir. J. van der Zee

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Compulsory components

Clinical Research in Practice 6
Junior Research Project I 29/49
Career Orientation 2
How to Write a Research Proposal 2
Junior Research Project II (Management specialisation) 26/42
Reflection Course: Scientific Conduct 1

Electives

The elective area contains 9-25 ECTS.

A Philosophical Inquiry concerning Biomedicine, part A 1
A Philosophical Inquiry concerning Biomedicine, part B 1
CRiP - Advanced Concepts in Epidemiology 1
CIS: Film-making for scientists 1
CIS: Presenting like a Pro 1

FOS courses in 2020-2021

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 6
Biomedical Translational Research in Surgery 6
Cardiometabolic disease 6
Chemical Biology, Signal Transduction and Targeted Therapy 6
Clinical Pharmacology 4
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
Genome (in)stability, cancer and ageing 6
Glycobiology in Health and Disease 6
Imaging in Neurosciences 6
Molecular Data Science: from disease mechanisms to personalized medicine 6
Molecular Virology of RNA Viruses 6
Optogenetics and Immortogenetics in Cardiovascular Research and Therapy 4
Pathogen Host Interactions 6
Proteomics in Biomedical Research 6
Regulation of the Immune Response in Human Disease 6
Research Applications of Developmental Biology 4
The Pathophysiology of Coagulation 6

FOS courses in 2021-2022

Clinical and Functional Neuroanatomy 6
From genetic disease to functional genomics 6
Stem Cells 6
Translational Neurogenetics 6

Career Preperation

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

LUMC Career Service

The Career Service of Medicine offers support if you have questions about your career, your master choice, the job market and job applications. Are you looking for career advice? Visit the Career Service of Medicine!

More information: https://careerzone.universiteitleiden.nl/en/career-services/medicine-lumc/

The course Career Orientation also supports you in your decisions on the content of your master program and helps you to prepare for the job market.