General Elective Courses

Remember that you should first discuss your elective courses with your programme coordinator. 

New registration procedure
There is a new course registration procedure. Registration for courses will take place via Osiris Student during fixed course enrolment periods. More information can be found here.

Expensive courses
The courses Laboratory Animal Sciences and Radiation Safety are expensive courses. You should have written approval from your programme coordinator if you want to take one of these courses. A copy of the arrangement has to be sent to the Master’s administration office for administrative purposes.

If you take one of these courses you cannot automatically follow the other, but in exceptional cases more than one course may be allowed. 

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  • Academic WritingCourse catalogue code: BMB508512

    8wks
    1EC
    14Sep2021
    02Nov2021
    This course is also taught from

    23 Nov 2021 till 18 Jan 2022

    15 Feb 2022 till 05 Apr 2022

    10 May 2022 till 28 Jun 2022

    Mandatory

    No.

    Optional for students from other programmes

    Yes.

    Short description

    This online mini-course will focus on the demands of ‘academic’ writing in English, and will include topics such as writing strategies, writing plans, writing good paragraphs and revision. To get the most out of this course, it is important that you are (starting with) writing an internship report or Master's thesis. 

    Registration

    You can register for this course via Osiris Student. More information about the registration procedure can be found here on the Studyguide. This course is taught 4 times this year, in Periods 1, 2, 3 and 4.

    The maximum number of participants is 20 per group, the minimum 10.

  • Adobe Illustrator and InDesign for scientific purposesCourse catalogue code: BMB504321

    10sess
    1.5EC
    15Nov2021
    06Feb2022
    Mandatory

    No.
     

    Optional for students from other programmes

    In first instance, this course is only offered to students following the General Research Profile.

    Short description

    In this interactive online course, students will learn to use Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign to create scientific diagrams and page lay-outs, respectively. The course will address topics such as

    • Colour display on a screen and in four-colour print;
    • Colour psychology;
    • Different typeface classes and how to use those to influence the look and feel of a publication;
    • Basics of page composition

    The instructor will share his screen to show the students the necessary skills and encourage direct imitation.

    The course offers short theory lectures in about half the sessions, giving the students theoretical tools to use in their designs. In following sessions, students will be given assignments such as the creation of posters and scientific illustrations and will receive feedback on given assignments and use that to improve them.

    9 sessions will be guided by the instructor while 1 session will take place in small groups of students for peer feedback and assessment.

    Important: Students need access to Adobe Illustrator and InDesign beforehand in order to be able to follow the course. UU students receive a discounted offer for Adobe Creative Cloud on Surfspot.

    Max number of participants: 16


    Registration: Please email the course coordinator, Spiros Pachis (s.t.pachis@uu.nl) if you would like to participate before Monday the 22nd of March. You will hear back whether you have been selected on Monday the 22nd of March and you will be asked to confirm your participation within the following 2 days.

    When: The course will take place on Tuesday and Friday afternoons, 16:00-17:30.

    Session 1: Tuesday, March 30
    Session 2: Tuesday, April 6

    Session 3: Tuesday April 13
    Session 4: Friday, April 16
    Session 5: Tuesday, April 20

    Session 6: Friday, April 23
    Session 7: Friday, April 30
    Session 8: Tuesday, May 4
    Session 9: Friday, May 7
    Session 10: organized by each student group

    Final assignment deadline: Friday, May 14

     

  • Basics of Biostatistics (online course)Course catalogue code: BMB507217

    8WKS
    4.5EC
    15Nov2021
    04Feb2022
    Mandatory

    No.

    Optional for students from other programmes

    Yes.

    Short description

    Please note: Basic of Biostatistics is an online course (~16 hours per week). The course offers a variety of learning activities such as web lectures, discussions and (group)assignments. A maximum of 60 students can be enrolled in the course (divided into groups of max 15 students in order to remain small-scale learning).

    The course provides an introduction to statistical methodology and supplies a number of statistical techniques important for practical data analysis. Examples from the medical and biological fields will be used in exercises.

    NOTE: It is expected that students have some basic knowledge on descriptive statistics and mathematics.

    Course schedule
    The statistical theory will be introduced and discussed in the first 6 weeks (week 46 till 51). After the Christmas holiday (week 52 till 1) the remaining parts of the course are scheduled: case study (week 2) and exam (week 3). The re-exam is scheduled in week 6. You will find the more detailed schedule in the Osiris course catalogue.

    Registration
    You can apply for this course via Osiris Student. You will be able to register for this course in Osiris Student during a fixed time frame. See the information on the Study Guide. Registration for the course will open in the second half of September.

  • Better Science with Less AnimalsCourse catalogue code: DM-BSLAE

    3WKS
    5EC
    07Feb2022
    27Feb2022
    Mandatory

    No. 

    Optional for students from other programmes

    Yes. 

    Short description

    The main goal of this course is to develop critical thinking supporting the choice, creation, development, validation, and use of alternatives to animals in research

    Which new technologies could make scientific tests completely animal-free in the future? It is about how to be innovative and able to develop a sustainable and more humane science for the near future.

    This course will consist of five modules, all of which focus on a different aspect of research and innovation in animal-free methods. The course will include regulatory and communication aspects. During this course, you will focus on innovations in animal-free methods including advanced in vitro (cell culture) and in silico (computational) approaches. The course will highlight the unique advantages of human-derived cells, such as induced pluripotent stem cells, organoids and multi-organ-on-chip devices. You will discover and discuss core topics related to the transition to a more humane science with the help of ethics, statistics and philosophy experts. You will dive in critical data interpretation in order to enhance your understanding of science. A group of experts will teach you the methodology of systematic reviews of scientific studies.

    This course can be extended to 5 weeks and 7.5 EC.

    Registration

    The maximum number of participants is 25 GSLS students and 20 Veterinary Sciences students. You can register for this course via Osiris Student. More information about the registration procedure can be found here on the Studyguide.

  • Bio-Inspiration Essentials (online course)Course catalogue code: B-MBIES

    10WKS
    2.5EC
    StartdateTBA
    EnddateTBA
    Mandatory

    No.

    Optional for students from other programmes

    Yes. This course is open as an elective to all GSLS students. It is not open for Bio inspired innovation students.

    Short description

    This course introduces a new field in Science and Design: Bio-Inspiration you will learn to look at nature as source of knowledge that will help to make our products, processes and systems part of nature, compatible with and supporting a transition to a circular economy instead of designing for the ‘dump’. After an overview of different Biologically Inspired approaches you will learn to define the scope and function of an innovation and write a first design-brief.

    Please note: this is an online course stretching over 10 weeks, with a study load of approximately 7 hours per week.

    Please register via Osiris. The maximum number of participants is 16.

  • Bio-Tech-Med interdisciplinary team training (BITT project)Course catalogue code: BMB529019 or BMB539019

    3SESS
    3EC
    24Feb2021
    17Jun2021
    Mandatory

    No

    Optional for students from other programmes

    Yes

    Short description

    Starting point of this elective is a real-life patient-oriented problem (e.g. inflammatory bowel disease). You are going to develop a potential solution for this disease-related problem in an interdisciplinary team with master students from the Graduate School of Life Sciences, Medicine Master ‘SUMMA’, Technical University Eindhoven, and Wageningen University and Research. During the elective, you regularly consult stakeholders such as the patient and the treating physician.

    The overarching aim is, that - based on a real-life patient-oriented problem - future doctors, engineers, and scientists with a background in nutrition & health or biomedicine collaborate to come up with a potential solution that exceeds the boundaries of a mono-disciplinary approach, and enhances the innovation and feasibility of the solution.

    You work in small interdisciplinary groups guided by experts. The course consists of face to face plenary meetings and group meetings (online and face to face). You learn among others about interdisciplinary collaborative skills, design thinking, pitching, entrepreneurship, and patient perspectives.

    The interdisciplinary approach of this elective requires flexibility in the schedule and from participants. The major part of the elective takes place from 8 - 26 March 2021. A minority is likely to take place before and after this period (starting event, self-study, and a closing event).

    Detailed information on the schedule will follow.

     
    Interested or more information? Contact Sanne de Jong: s.dejong-9@umcutrecht.nl

    This elective can be extended to  5 ECTS (BMB539019).

  • Career Orientation and Professional Skills TrainingCourse catalogue code: BMB522319

    7SESS
    5EC
    15Nov2021
    17Jan2022
    Mandatory

    No

    Optional for students from other programmes

    Yes

    Short description

    The student analyses herself/himself and the work environment. Also to reach his/her goals the student prepares an action plan. Next to this an amount of management skills are trained, i.e. project management, problem solving, personal effectiveness. The course is taught in English and only for international students. The class meetings are scheduled on 7 days (9.00-17.00 hrs). The course is finalised with a personal report. Students will be graded.

    Registration

    You can register for this course via Osiris Student. More information about the registration procedure can be found here on the Studyguide. 

    Please note: In period 4, this course is also offered in Dutch (B-MLOOP10). The Graduate School of Life Sciences aims to run both courses concurrently. Therefore, after the period for course enrolment has ended, the course coordinators will assess the total number of enrolled students and take this into account in assigning spots. You will be contacted about the specific procedure as soon as possible the course enrolment period has ended. Please note that the English course takes place on Monday and that the Dutch course takes place on Friday.

  • Communicating Life SciencesCourse catalogue code: BMB507611

    6SESS
    3EC
    27Oct2021
    12Jan2022
    This course is also taught from

    31 Mar 2022 till 16 Jun 2022

    Mandatory

    No.

    Optional for students from other programmes

    Yes, all GSLS students.

    Short description

    During this course, the participants will write and edit popular science articles on research of the GSLS.

    Students will learn to connect to knowledge and interests of their target group, identify newsworthy subjects, gather relevant information, learn how to conduct an interview, and write and edit popular science articles. Overall, students will learn what comprises a popular science story and get a feeling for society’s view of science.

    Until 2018 students published the Master for life magazine. Previous issues of the Master for Life Magazine can be found here. More recent articles have been published through the GSLS instagram account

    Registration
    You can register for this course via Osiris Student. More information about the registration procedure can be found here on the Studyguide.

    Registration is on a "first come, first served" basis. The maximum number of participants is 12, with a minimum of 8.

  • Engaging Scientists with the Public (online course)Course catalogue code: BMB614319

    10wks
    3EC
    15Nov2021
    04Feb2022
    This course is also taught from

    25 Apr 2022 till 01 Jul 2022

    Mandatory

    No

    Optional for students from other programmes

    Yes

    Short description

    “Public engagement describes the myriad of ways in which the activity and benefits of higher education and research can be shared with the public. Engagement is by definition a two-way process, involving interaction and listening, with the goal of generating mutual benefit” says the Utrecht University’s public engagement website. In the past five to ten years, universities have started to value public engagement. Universities feel they should be open to society. Not as mere providers of knowledge but they should also actively involve citizens, school children and stakeholders in their research and higher education.

    In the first weeks, students will deepen their understanding of the complex relationship between science and society, the roles of scientists and the audiences for public engagement activities. Starting in week 4 students start performing the analyses needed for designing and evaluating their public engagement activity with follow-up in weeks 5-7. At the end of the course, week 8-10, each student will finish his/her written plan for a public engagement activity and present it online.

    Registration

    You can apply for this course via Osiris Student. You will be able to register for this course in Osiris Student during a fixed time frame. See the information on the Study Guide. The course is taught twice.

    Registration for the first edition (BMS_P2_A) of the course will open in the second half of September 2020. The second edition (BMS_P4_A) will be open for registration at the end of January 2021.

  • English for Academic PurposesCourse catalogue code: BMB427006

    10WEEKS
    3EC
    06Sep2021
    15Nov2021
    This course is also taught from

    07 Sep 2021 till 16 Nov 2021

    15 Nov 2021 till 07 Feb 2022

    16 Nov 2021 till 08 Feb 2022

    07 Feb 2022 till 25 Apr 2022

    08 Feb 2022 till 19 Apr 2022

    25 Apr 2022 till 11 Jul 2022

    26 Apr 2022 till 05 Jul 2022

    Mandatory

    No.

    Optional for students from other programmes

    Yes.

    Short description

    This course is taught in 7 face-to-face sessions over 10 weeks plus 3 e-learning modules.

    'English for Academic Purposes' is designed specifically for Life Sciences Master's students and is offered eight times a year. This course helps you to write better academic papers in English and improves your academic spoken English. The course is suitable for both students whose beginning level is below C1 and students whose beginning level is at or above C1. Your level will be assessed via Babel’s placement test. The placement test can be found here. This course is mostly classroom-based with some e-learning content which will be tailored to your level.

    Registration

    You can register for this course via Osiris Student. More information about the registration procedure can be found here on the Studyguide.

    Teaching Schedule

    Date P1 Group A: 06 September 2021 – 15 November 2021 (BMS_P1_A)
    Date P1 Group B: 07 September 2021 – 16 November 2021 (BMS_P1_B)
    Date P2 Group A: 15 November 2021 – 07 February 2022 (BMS_P2_A)
    Date P2 Group B: 16 November 2021 – 08 February 2022 (BMS_P2_B)

    Date P3 Group A: 07 February 2022 – 25 April 2022 (BMS_P3_A)
    Date P3 Group B: 08 February 2022 – 19 April 2022 (BMS_P3_B)
    Date P4 Group A: 25 April 2022 – 11 July 2022 (BMS_P4_A)
    Date P4 Group B: 26 April 2022 – 05 July 2022 (BMS_P4_B)

    The maximum number of participants per group is 12, the minimum 6.

    Schedule note: During the course period, 7 meetings of 2 hours will take place. In week 2, 4, and 7 you will need to complete your assigned e-learning modules. Students need to invest 3-5 hours of self-study per week. A list with all the exact dates for the meetings during the whole year can be found in Osiris. All meetings are scheduled from 19:15-21:15h.

  • Essentials of NeuroscienceCourse catalogue code: BMB416005

    2WKS
    3EC
    17Jan2022
    28Jan2022
    Mandatory

    For BOD students**

    ** Additional to the mandatory Kick off course, BoD students should accomplish 12 EC with specific (cardiovascular) BoD courses.

    Optional for students from other programmes

    Yes, except for NSCN students.

    Short description

    This course is intended for non-neuroscience master students who would like to get more background in neuroscience. The lectures during the course cover a broad range of neuroscience topics from gene to neurological disease.

    Registration
    Please be aware this course code is offered online as well. For this Face-2-Face version be sure to select the correct Block: BMS_P2_B.

    You can register for this course via Osiris Student. More information about the registration procedure can be found here on the Studyguide.

  • Essentials of Neuroscience (online course)Course catalogue code: BMB416005

    9WKS
    3EC
    08Nov2021
    21Jan2022
    Mandatory

    For BOD students**

    ** Additional to the mandatory Kick off course, BoD students should accomplish 12 EC with specific (cardiovascular) BoD courses.

    Optional for students from other programmes

    Yes, except for NSCN students.

    Short description

    This course gives you a unique opportunity to study the state of the art insights in Neurosciences, discover the research strengths of UMC Utrecht and experience our educational philosophy.

    Registration:
    Please be aware this course code is offered face-2-face as well. For this Online version be sure to select the correct Block: BMS_P2_A.

    You can register for this course via Osiris Student. More information about the registration procedure can be found here on the Studyguide.

    Students from outside the Graduate School of Life Sciences can register for this course by sending an email to L.vanOudenaarden@umcutrecht.nl. Please include your name, student number, Master’s programme and the course code.

  • Fundamentals of Biofabrication (online course) Course catalogue code: BMB502816

    9WKS
    3EC
    15Nov2021
    30Jan2022
    Mandatory

    No.

    Optional for students from other programmes

    Open as an elective to all GSLS students.

     

    Short description

    Biofabrication combines advanced 3D fabrication techniques with biological systems to create complex tissue constructs, which can be applied for tissue engineering, as 3D in vitro biological models, or as medical therapeutic products. This online course aims to provide the student with the fundamental knowledge on the various aspects of biofabrication, including 3D printing techniques, biomaterials, tissue engineering, applications, translation and ethics. 

    Practical information
    This is an online course stretching over 9 weeks with a study load of approximately 10 hours per week.

    Please note: the course contains weekly deadlines for individual and group assignments, so students should take this into consideration when signing up.

    Registration
    You can register for this course via Osiris Student. More information about the registration procedure can be found here on the Studyguide.

    You will be asked to submit a 200-300 word motivation letter before the 3rd of October 2021, describing your reasons for taking this course: your willingsness to participate in its discussions and assignments and to meet deadlines. Please send it in an e-mail to Paulina Nunez Bernal

    Students from outside the Graduate School of Life Sciences can register for this course by sending an e-mail to Paulina Nunez Bernal. Please include your name, student number, Master's programme and the course code.

    The maximum number of participants is 60.

  • History of MedicineCourse catalogue code: BMB507812

    10SESS
    7.5EC
    09Feb2021
    13Apr2021
    Mandatory

    No.

    Optional for students from other programmes

    Yes, for all GSLS students and students from History and Philosophy of Science.

    Short description

    This course is an introduction to the birth of modern medicine, looking at developments over the course of the ‘long nineteenth century' (offered by the Descartes Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Sciences).

    More information on the Osiris page, including the link to the full description document.

    Registration:
    The maximum number of participants is 15. Please register via Osiris Student in Period 3 (Use starting block BMS P3 A). More information can be found here in the Study guide.

    Students can register for this course after the registration deadline. Please contact the course coordinator.

  • Introduction to Designing & Teaching in Higher EducationCourse catalogue code: BMB508921

    10wks
    3EC
    18Feb2022
    22Apr2022
    Mandatory

    No

    Optional for students from other programmes

    Yes, for all GSLS students.

    Short description

    Want to know more about this course and the coordinator? Listen to the recent release of Radio Life Sciences Podcast

    When pursuing a career in academia, you will most likely also be confronted with teaching activities at some point in time. This course will give you the opportunity to explore whether teaching in higher education is something that has your interest.

    This elective course consists of two elements. 

    1.  Theoretical foundations (3 EC) obligatory
    2.  Educational internship (3 or 6 EC) optional

    Important: this is a part-time course that can be taken together with other study components. The studyload for the theoretical part is approximately 8 hours per week. The educational internship can be planned more flexible (more or less hours/week) together with your supervisor, depending on your study schedule and supervisor availability. 

    For the Theoretical foundations there are 9 weekly meetings in which educational theories and practical tools are discussed. These three-hour meetings are scheduled on Friday morning at 9 o'clock. For each meeting students prepare literature and/or watch video clips. The meetings concern themes such as teaching roles, constructive alignment, the design of an educational meeting, evidence-based educational design strategies, motivation and self-regulation, online and blended education, giving and using feedback, rubrics, and transparency, validity, and reliability of assessment. Each meeting is preceded with a preparatory assignment and ended with a processing assignment (together 20% of the grade). During the meetings, students give mini lectures to each other and work on designing their own educational component. In meeting 8 students give a presentation (20%) on their educational component and how they worked on their own learning goals during the course. To conclude the Theoretical foundations, during the final meeting an open book exam, encompassing the content of the meetings, will be held (60%). 

    The optional element is detailed further on the Osiris page.

    Schedule

    The detailed schedule can be found on the Osiris page. 

    Registration

    You can register for this course via Osiris Student. More information about the registration procedure can be found here on the Studyguide. The optional part is registered separately based on decisions during the obligatory part.

  • Laboratory Animal SciencesCourse catalogue code: BMB426006

    2WKS
    3EC
    StartdateTBA
    EnddateTBA
    Mandatory

    No.

    Optional for students from other programmes

    Yes.

    Short description

    This course is taught several times per year. 

    This course is a requirement for conducting animal experiments and teaches you the basics on animal research.

    The objective of the course is to present basic facts and principles that are essential for the humane use and care of animals and for the quality of research. From the beginning of the course, emphasis is placed on the fact that the scientist is the central person in the design and performance of animal experiments, and that he/she has specific responsibilities with respect to the welfare of the animals used. It is made clear that the use of animals can be accepted only under a set of strict conditions. Among these are that the experiment must be approved by an ethics committee, and must be conducted by persons who are fully competent.

    Please note:

    • You should take the laboratory animal sciences course only if you need it for your research project; you must have permission from your supervisor and your programme coordinator.
    • Because this course is expensive, you need to fill the rest of your elective component with modules which are free of extra costs, in exceptional cases more than one course may be allowed. You have to ask prior approval from the Board of Examiners if you want to take more than one of these courses.
    • There are different courses offered please read the information on Osiris carefully. You must have permission from your supervisor and your programme coordinator to follow this course.

    You can find the exact course dates and information for the English taught course here and about the Dutch course here.

    Registration:
    BMS students (BIFM, BIDM, BISM, CSND, EPIM, IMIF, NSCN, RMTM, TXEH): register by completing Microsoft Office document iconthis BMS form.

    Biosciences students (BIIN, BINF, ENVB, MCLS, DINN, SBM): register by completing Microsoft Office document iconthis Faculty of Science form.

    Fill out the form and first hand it in at your Master's programme’s administration desk for approval. You need a signature and financial account number in order to have the form accepted at the LAS administration. In order to get approval from the Board of Examiners please add a signed statement of your examiner that this course is mandatory for your researchproject. After obtaining the approval you can sent the form to the LAS administration.

    Grade registration:
    After finalising the course you will recieve a confirmation letter of completion including your grade. You have to e-mail this confirmation letter to your administration office (BMS / Biosciences) for the grades to be registered in Osiris. 

  • Logical Argumentation in Science: Publishing, Proposals and PitchingCourse catalogue code: BMB505320

    10SESS
    3EC
    29Apr2022
    01Jul2022
    Mandatory

    No.

    Optional for students from other programmes

    Yes. Students enrolled in the General Research Profile will have priority. 

    Short description

    This course aims to highlight an essential but underappreciated aspect of being a successful researcher, the logic of scientific argument. The logic of scientific argument is a key aspect of various scientific activities such as publishing and writing project proposals –including the revision-rebuttal process– but also when defending your data or pitching your work. For this, workshops on for example (abstract) writing, on the review and rebuttal process, and debating and pitching will be given. In addition, various aspects of the current scientific landscape, including societal impact and publishing as well as different research careers, will be covered.

    The overall goal is to provide tools that enrich your skillset as a researcher and complement the ones gained by hands-on experience in the lab or in an internship.These tools will set the foundation upon which you can continue building on later in your career as a researcher.

    Course sessions

    The course will take place during Period 4. The sessions will take place on Friday morning. Every session will have preparation time prior to the session and/or assignments after the session. 

    Registration
    You can register for this course by emailing the General Research Profile coordinator (researchprojectcoordinator@umcutrecht.nl) before 7th of April. Please, indicate your Master's programme and student number. 

  • Loopbaanoriëntatie en ProfessionaliseringCourse catalogue code: B-MLOOP10

    7SESS
    5EC
    13Nov2020
    18Dec2020
    Mandatory

    No.

    Optional for students from other programmes

    Yes.

    Short description

    **Inschrijven voor cursus verloopt via Osiris**

    This course is only available in Dutch.

    Tijdens deze cursus analyseert een student zichzelf en de arbeidsmarkt en stelt een plan van aanpak op om zijn/haar doelen te bereiken.

    Please note: In period 4, this course is also offered in English (BMB522319). The Graduate School of Life Sciences aims to run both courses concurrently. Therefore, after the period for course enrolment has ended, the course coordinators will assess the total number of enrolled students and take this into account in assigning spots. You will be contacted about the specific procedure as soon as possible the course enrolment period has ended. Please note that the English course takes place on Monday and that the Dutch course takes place on Friday

  • NanomedicinesCourse catalogue code: FA-MA218

    5WKS
    7.5EC
    14Mar2022
    22Apr2022
    Mandatory

    No.

    Optional for students from other programmes

    Yes.

    Short description

    Characteristics of nanoparticles such as size, surface area and internal composition make them attractive candidates for use in therapeutic and diagnostic applications. The aim of this course is to provide an overview of the nanomedicine field. Every week a theme will be discussed in which nanomedicine is involved: therapeutics (both synthetic and bio-inspired) and diagnostics. We will focus on the applications of nanomedicine in cardiovascular disease and cancer. 

  • Online Course Radiation Protection – ELO on Open SourcesCourse catalogue code: BMB429020

    3DYS
    1EC
    StartdateTBA
    EnddateTBA
    Mandatory

    No.

    Optional for students from other programmes

    Yes.

    Short description

    Period (from – till):  Several times a year. The course can be (partially) flexibly planned within one of four editions of the course.
    Start dates: 6th of September 2021, 1st of November 2021, 7th of February 2022 and 28th of March 2022.

    Course description
    This Online Course (in Dutch) provides theoretical knowledge about radiation protection to work in a laboratory in which open sources of radioactive materials are used. It is a set of web-based Radiation Protection modules with an accompanying test. Participants must complete the modules and successfully pass this test and will receive a certificate of participation.
    This course covers only the theoretical aspects of radiation protection. To be able to work under the supervision of a radiation protection officer (TMS) with radioactive open sources (e.g. in a lab) it is also necessary to get a practical instruction at the workspace.

    Registration
    To register:
    1. First fill in the General application form for electives to get your application approved by the GSLS;

    2. After approval register  by sending an email to stralingsonderwijs-utrecht@tudelft.nl t.a.v. Mw. Peeters with subject: registration GSLS radiation protection course.

  • Philosophy of NeuroscienceCourse catalogue code: BMB501016

    6WKS*
    5EC
    30May2022
    30Jun2022
    Mandatory

    No.

    Optional for students from other programmes

    Yes.

    Short description

    The main aim of the course is to provide wide-ranging understanding of the significance, strengths and weaknesses of fields of neuroscience, which helps to cultivate critical thinking, creativity, methodological precision and scientific writing.

    Registration

    You can register for this course via Osiris Student. More information about the registration procedure can be found here on the Studyguide. 

  • Science and SocietyCourse catalogue code: BMB507912

    6SESS
    3EC
    08Jan2021
    04Jun2021
    Mandatory

    No.

    Optional for students from other programmes

    Yes.

    Short description

    In six Friday afternoon sessions, the historical, philosophical, sociological and ethical dimensions of the biomedical sciences will be discussed. This course also includes a session on academic writing.

    The Course schedule is: January 8, February 26, March 12, May 7, June 4 and optional date November 26 (a lecture from the PhD course open for students of this course), 2021. The exact schedule of lectures is available here. Locations will follow at a later date.

    Registration: Please register via Osiris Student in Period 2 (Use starting block BMS_P2_A). More information can be found hereIn order to register, please send an email to Ms M. van Dijk-Okla: m.vandijk-okla@umcutrecht.nl, including the following information:

    • Course name
    • Name
    • Student number
    • Email address
    • A short motivation

    The maximum number of participants is 30.

  • Societal challenges for life science scientists: exploring interdisciplinarityCourse catalogue code: BMB501917

    2WKS
    3EC
    11Jan2021
    22Jan2021
    Mandatory

    No.

    Optional for students from other programmes

    Yes.

    Short description

    One overarching interdisciplinary theme will be chosen each year. This year the theme is Food and health. In the first few days, lecture/discussion will be organized with experts in the field to help students familiarize with the topic, get an overview of the current debate, and the problems to solve. In the meantime, students will be instructed on the principles of interdisciplinary research.
    Students form interdisciplinary groups of 3/4 and develop a research question within the theme that captured their interest. After presenting their plans and receiving (peer) feedback on the feasibility of their plans, students make a concrete plan for the rest of the course period and divide tasks.  Each team has a supervisor.

    Registration

    You can register for this course via Osiris Student. More information about the registration procedure can be found here on the Studyguide.

  • Thematic Interdisciplinary ChallengeCourse catalogue code: B-MTIC20

    10WKS*
    7.5EC
    08Feb2021
    16Apr2021
    Mandatory

    No

    Short description

    Today’s world faces a lot of complex societal problems. These problems demand the input of multiple academic disciplines. Therefore, in the TIC course, students and professionals will be challenged and trained to become interdisciplinary and innovative problem solvers that contribute to solutions for real-world and complex societal problems.

     Apply  before November 22, 2020 via https://tic-to-tic.sites.uu.nl/

  • Vascularized Tissue Engineering (online course)Course catalogue code: BMB507319

    10WKS
    3EC
    07Feb2022
    24Apr2022
    Mandatory

    No.

    Optional for students from other programmes

    Yes.

    Short description

    Tissue engineering (TE) is an ever-growing multidisciplinary scientific field aiming at replacing injured, missing or damaged tissue. This course teaches Master students’ in-depth and hands-on knowledge on developmental and adult blood vessel formation in health and disease and the current clinical treatments for which vascular(ized) TE is thought to be eligible. Moreover, we will address state of the art techniques of vascular(ized) TE, including the use of biomaterials and cell sources for bioreactor-cultured and in situ applications.

    Please note:

    This is an online course stretching over 7 weeks with a study load of approximately 9-10 hours per week. Please take into account that the studyload is divided over the week so you will need to be able to login on various moments (taking into account vacation days).

    Registration:

    You can register for this course via Osiris Student. More information about the registration procedure can be found here on the Studyguide.

    Maximum number of participants is 32 students.

    Students from outside Utrecht University can register for this course by sending an email to m.m.krebber-2@umcutrecht.nl. Please include your name, student number, Master’s programme and the course code.