Minor Internship


Course Objective

The minor internship is the first practical training within the master
programme and consists of 32 EC. The aim of the practical training is to
obtain hands on experience in performing scientific research.

Course Content

The minor placement needs to be carried out within one of the
laboratories of the cardiovascular graduate school ACS (VU/VUmc, AMC) or
Sanquin. The placement can be performed in a field related to
cardiovascular research. When performing the practical components,
students must adhere to the faculty’s safety regulations.

Teaching Methods

Practical work, presentation, report, work discussion etc.

Method of Assessment

• For the minor placement a student always has to ask for approval of
the examination board of the Master's Programme in Cardiovascular
Research via the form which can be found on the faculty website. This
form should be filled in together with the supervisor and assessor and
contains detailed information on the internship. The submission of the
form to the examination board is the responsibility of the master

• After 6 weeks an interim assessment has to be made with the assessor
and the supervisor. This 6 week period concludes the trial period. An
assessment has to be made regarding the possibility to successfully
finish the placement within the given timeframe.

•At the end of a placement for each part a partial mark will be given.
The final mark is calculated, using the norm 40-40-20% for laboratory
work, final report and oral presentation respectively. The final
judgement will be executed in the presence of the supervisor, the
assessor and the student.


A student is expected to learn and carry out scientific research under
supervision and in a later stadium more independently. During the
internship also included in the learning objectives are theoretical
preparation, literature search, planning of expirements, writing of the
final report, work discussions and participating in scientific
activities at the department.

Additional Information

A student is expected to read and process scientific articles relevant
to the internship. For more information check out the regulations for
internship on the faculty website.

General Information

Course Code M_CMINORI16
Credits 30 EC
Period Ac. Year (sept)
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition English
Faculty VUmc School of Medical Sciences
Course Coordinator dr. D.W.D. Kuster
Examiner dr. D.W.D. Kuster
Teaching Staff

Practical Information

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