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Biomedical Sciences: Research

The master’s programme in Biomedical Sciences – Research 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 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:

  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.

Research Specialisation

Considering the international character of this course, the MSc 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 Epidemiology, Neurosciences, Immunity/Infectious Disease or Cancer Pathogenesis and Therapy such focus is offered in specific tracks on these subjects.

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
Scientific Review Biomedical Sciences 6
Reflection Course: Scientific Conduct 1
Course on Laboratory Animal Science 4
Research Proposal 5

Electives

The elective area contains 15 ECTS.

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

FOS courses in 2015-2016

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
Biological Mechanisms of Ageing and Development 4
Biomedical Translational Research in Surgery 6
Cardiovascular Disease and Metabolic Syndrome 4
Clinical Pharmacology 4
Clinical Proteomics and Metabolomics 6
Depression and other Stress Related Disorders 6
Developmental Cardiovascular Biology 4
Finding new causes of thrombosis: the clinical-epidemiological approach. From idea to publication. 6
From genetic disease to functional genomics 4
From signal transduction to targeted therapy 6
Imaging in Neurosciences 6
Molecular Virology of RNA Viruses 6
Pathogen Host Interactions 6
Regulation of the Immune Response in Human Disease 6
Stem Cells 6
The Pathophysiology of Coagulation 6
Translational Neurogenetics 4

FOS courses in 2016-2017

Bioinformatics: Computational biology of complex disease and ageing 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
Cutting edge Immunology: from Chemistry to Metabolism 6