Study and Career M Biomedical Sciences


Course Objective

The learning outcomes for this course are:
1. The student makes well-considered choices in terms of study profile
and future career
2. The student will be able to give and receive effective feedback
3. The student develops skills that will aid their future professional
goals by taking ownership of their own project portfolio

Course Content

This compulsory course intends to activate our students to thinking more
professionally and in an engaged manner about their study track and
future careers as biomedical scientists.

We aim to provide some context, training & feedback to the academic
services that scientists (in & outside of academia) are often required
to perform next to publishing their research results. Therefore, this
course has been devised around 4 major themes for 21st century science
practice: professionalism, outreach, inreach/networking, & open science
To further support student professionalization and a sense of ownership
for the portfolio, students will be able to give and receive effective
feedback, tailor messages to their audience, and employ self-reflective

Concurrent or subsequent to these themed workshops, students must
justify, design, carry out, and later reflect on their own self-directed
portfolio of CV-building science projects. Students must work with input
and feedback from project mentors and specialists/experts in the local
biomedical science community to bring their projects to fruition during
the final semesters of their degree.

Teaching Methods

Compulsory before-class preparation (online), 5 active workshops,
reflective journaling, homework assignments, self-directed project
management away from class, attend various study, research, and career

Feedback sessions scheduled with class peers, mentor, and specialist
will also form an instrumental part of this course.

Method of Assessment

Attendance & active participation during compulsory workshops
Submitted homework assignments
Submitted final project portfolio

This course is spread across 2 academic years.
All components must be completed & submitted in order to obtain the 3 EC
credits at the conclusion of second year.

Deadlines & course schedule will be communicated via the course manual &


Reading & preparation materials will be supplied in the CANVAS course at
the beginning of first semester.

Target Audience

Students Biomedical Sciences starting 2019-2020

General Information

Course Code AM_1245
Credits 3 EC
Period Ac. Year (sept)
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Science
Course Coordinator M.R. Carr MSc
Examiner dr. R.J. van Belle-van den Berg
Teaching Staff M.R. Carr MSc

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

Teaching Methods Seminar, Study Group, Other, Symposium