Literature thesis Biomedical Sciences


Course Objective

The literature thesis has the aim to reflect on scientific literature.
In a total of 6 weeks (full time), the student specializes in a certain
topic by
gathering and analyzing (recent) scientific articles and other
literature that can be included in the literature research. The student
can decide on the topic of the thesis.

Course Content

The 9 EC literature thesis is a compulsory part of the Master's
programme in Biomedical Sciences. The topic of the thesis needs to match
one of the student’s research specialization(s).

Teaching Methods

Literature thesis, under supervision of VU-staff.

Method of Assessment

The assessment of the literature thesis is undertaken by the VU-
supervisor and an optional second supervisor.
The literature thesis is assessed on the following aspects:
• execution of the thesis
• final report/review
• oral presentation

Entry Requirements

We recommend that you have at least completed all specialization
courses, and
preferably also the internship of the research specialization of which
this thesis is part of.

Target Audience

MSc Biomedical Sciences students

Additional Information

Detailed information can be found in the Guidelines and
in the Teaching and Examination Regulations (TER).

It is not allowed for your literature thesis and internships to take
place on the same or on a highly similar subject or with same

Custom Course Registration

Every literature thesis has to be approved by the masters’ coordinator in advance (on behalf of the examination board). The Guidelines for the literature thesis describe the process of completing the literature thesis from the beginning (the admission) through the actual execution with its supervision to the final stage (assessment and grading) in consecutive order. The various stages of the process will be supported by forms.

General Information

Course Code AM_471135
Credits 9 EC
Period Ac. Year (sept)
Course Level 600
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Science
Course Coordinator dr. R.J. van Belle-van den Berg
Examiner dr. R.J. van Belle-van den Berg
Teaching Staff

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.