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Course module: BMB510817
Kick off Biology of Disease
Course info
Course codeBMB510817
ECTS Credits3
Category / LevelM (Master)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionDutch
Offered byFaculty of Medicine; Graduate School of Life Sciences; Biology of Disease;
Contact personS. de Jong
S. de Jong
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Contactperson for the course
S. de Jong
Other courses by this lecturer
Teaching period
MASTER  (20/08/2018 to 17/08/2019)
Teaching period in which the course begins
Time slot-: Not in use
Study mode
Remark10-21 Sep 2018. BIDM students are automatically enrolled.
Course application processadministratie onderwijsinstituut
Enrolling through OSIRISNo
Enrolment open to students taking subsidiary coursesNo
Waiting listNo
Course placement processadministratie onderwijsinstituut
After completing the course the student:
1. Can describe the (inter)national organisational structure of a specific Life Sciences research field. 
2. Can explain the role of key stakeholders in the research field.
3. Understands the relevance of an interdisciplinary network for a scientist.
4. Can reflect on his own functioning in terms of team work and being inventive, innovative, and/or creative.
5. Is familiar with the Biology of Disease community.
Period (from-till): 10 - 21 September 2018

Course coordinator: Dr. S. de Jong

Participating lecturers/supervisors are yet to be determined

Course description:
This course goes beyond theoretical content and academic skills. You will unravel the complex world of science and prepare yourself to the scientific labour market. You will acquire knowledge about yourself in terms of team work and being creative, innovative, and inventive. With energetic and inspiring work formats you are challenged to come out of your box: have a look at the world of research and how you will fit in this world. 

People that are involved in research will share their thoughts about science and their vision on the necessary skills of a good translational scientist. Examples of people that you may meet in this course are researchers and directors from UMC Utrecht, patient associations, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW in Dutch), Heart foundation, and laymen. 

Literature/study material used:
Primary literature

You are automatically registered for this course.

Mandatory for students in own Master’s programme:
Yes, for BoD students.

Optional for students in other GSLS Master’s programme:
Entry requirements
Required materials
Instructional formats
Group work



Peer supervision meeting



Final result
Test weight100
Minimum grade5.5

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