Period (from – till): 6 Febuary - 30 June 2022
drs. R.R. de Jonge, course coordinator.
S. de Jong, UMCU and GSLS.
B. Arets, SUMMA,
A. Berendts, Nutrition and health, WUR
J. Paredes, Biotechnology, TU/e
Challenged based learning! In this course you create solutions to a disease-related problem. Together with Master's students from the Graduate School of Life Sciences, Medicine Master ‘SUMMA’, Health and Nutrition, WUR, and Bio-engineering, Technical University Eindhoven, you obtain the skills to work in an interdisciplinary team and work towards a solution for a current health problem.
The overarching aim is, that future doctors, health scientists, bio-engineers, and biomedical scientists will collaborate and obtain interdisciplinary skills.
You will work in small interdisciplinary groups guided by experts in the fields of biomed/-tech/nutrtion. The course consists of three plenary meeting days (mid-February – April – June). In between these plenary meeting days, you will continue working together at a distance to keep the project going. Several Q&A and tutor sessions or pitch training will support you.
Within this elective course you will learn among others about interdisciplinary collaborative skills, design thinking, brainstorming, pitching potential solutions, entrepreneurship, and patient perspectives.
Literature/study material used:
Participate in interdisciplinary (boundary crossing) teamwork.
Attend three plenary days (lectures, interactive sessions, workshops).
Pitch your final solution by using a poster.
Work on your boundary crossing learning objective and write a reflection paper on this.
During the entire course you will perform group work alongside self-study for about 40 hours.
Pitch & poster of solution (graded)
Active participation (fail/pass)
Reflection paper (fail/pass)
Contact email address
You can register for this course via OSIRIS Student
. More information about the registration procedure can be found here
on the Studyguide.
Additionally, you are required to send an e-mail to the course coordinator, specifying the course code, the Master's programme you participate in and your background (biomedical/medical/technical).
Mandatory for students in own Master’s programme
Optional for students in other GSLS Master’s programmes
Yes, for all GSLS students