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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 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 organisation/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.

For detailed descriptions of the course 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. v.d. Zee

The course list is based on the year 2009-2010. The list below is still to be completed (ultimately by the end of July 2010).

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 10-16 ECTS.

Philosophical Aspects of Biomedicine 1

FOS courses in 2010-2011

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 Neuroscience 4
Allogeneic Transplantation and Immunotherapy: From Bench to Bedside 6
Bioinformatics: Computational biology of complex disease and ageing 4
Biomedical Translational Research in Surgery 3
Causes of venous thrombosis: genes, life style and interaction 6
Clinical Pharmacology 4
Clinical Proteotomics and Metabolomics 6
Depression and other Stress Related Disorders 6
Developmental Cardiovascular Biology 6
Electrical Interactions in the Heart: From Disease to Treatment 4
Molecular Virology of RNA Viruses 6
Neuroimaging 4
Pathogen Host Interactions 6
Regulation of the Immune Response in Human Disease 6
The Pathophysiology of Coagulation 6

FOS courses in 2011-2012

Cardiovascular Disease and Metabolic Syndrome 4
Evolutionary Medicine and Human Ageing 4
From genetic disease to functional genomics 4
From signal transduction to targeted therapy 6
Stem Cells 6

Special Guest Lectures

Graduate Course Measuring Science 2

More info

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, et cetera 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 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;
  1. to prepare students for an academic career and postgraduate education or to prepare them for a career in teaching or another career outside academia.