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Biomedical Sciences Health

The master’s programme in Biomedical Sciences – Health 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 Health 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.

Health Specialisation

Fluency in Dutch required!

Dit programma staat alleen open voor studenten Geneeskunde die de premaster ‘Journey into Biomedical Sciences’ met succes hebben afgerond.

Co-ordinator M-, C- , E- and H-specialisations
Mw. J. v.d. Zee

Vak 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
Reflection Course: Scientific Conduct 1
Semi-artsstage 22


De keuzeruimte belaat 8-28 ECTS, afhankelijk van de lengte van JRP-II (20-40 ECTS).

Philosophical Aspects of Biomedicine 1

FOS courses in 2010-2011

Je keuze uit FOS cursussen en Guest Lectures moet in totaal uikomen op ten minste 14 studiepunten binnen je tweejarige programma (een minimum van 1 ECTS moet worden verzameld door Guest Lectures).

Advances in Neuroscience 4
Allogeneic Transplantation and Immunotherapy: From Bench to Bedside 6
Bioinformatics: Computational biology of complex disease and ageing 4
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