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Biomedical Sciences: Communication

The master’s programme in Biomedical Sciences – Communication consists of compulsory components (e.g. taught courses, research projects, training period) 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 Communication 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 links to 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.

Communication specialisation

Fluency in Dutch Required!

Het programma voor de Communicatie afstudeerrichting bevat, naast de verplichte onderdelen van de opleiding Biomedical Sciences, cursussen uit de PraktijkStudie Journalistiek & Nieuwe media van de Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen. Het programma wordt gedeeltelijk in het Engels en gedeeltelijk in het Nederlands gegeven.

Onderaan deze studiegidspagina tref je de lijst met programma-onderdelen van deze masterspecialisatie. Voor meer informatie en een inhoudelijke beschrijving van de cursussen van de PraktijkStudie Journalistiek & Nieuwe Media word je verwezen naar respectievelijk de website van de Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen en de e-studiegids.

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

N.B. Het onderstaande schema/vakkenoverzicht is nog niet compleet. Voor meer informatie, check Blackboard.

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
Reflection Course: Scientific Conduct 1

FOS courses in 2010-2011

Je keuze uit FOS cursussen en Guest Lectures moet in totaal uitkomen op ten minste 14 studienpunten binnen je tweejarige programma (een minimum van 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


Je keuzeruimte beslaat 7-20 ECTS.

Philosophical Aspects of Biomedicine 1

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