Students

Drug Discovery and Safety

2018-2019

During the Master's in Drug Discovery and Safety students can specialize themselves by doing a Major in one of the following disciplines:

  • Drug Discovery & Target Finding (Molecular Pharmacology)
  • Drug Disposition & Safety Assessment (Molecular Toxicology)
  • Drug Design & Synthesis
  • Computational Medicinal Chemistry & Toxicology
  • Biomarkers & Clinical Chemical Analysis

Info

Level Master
Language English
Duration 2 years
Type Fulltime
Credits 120 EC
Faculty Faculty of Science
Drug Discovery and Safety CSE variant Communication
Description
This specialization is intended for students with a BSc degree in any of
the bèta-studies who want to specialize in communication. The programme
focuses on science communication theory, research and practice. The
programme of the communication (C) specialization is 1 year (60
EC). This specialization may not be combined with te Societal
specialization (M) or the Education specialization (E). C-courses are
shared with master students from the Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences.

Programme

For a specialization degree it is required to spend 60 credits on
Science Communication components. Two courses, one internship and a
thesis are compulsory. The rest of the programme can be filled with
optional courses. While science communication research is always a
component of a students' internship, students have the opportunity to
choose for placement at institutes such as newspapers, museums, science
centers, companies, etc. to hone their practical as well as academic
skills. Students' thesis comprise short (9 credits) literature studies
on research questions about aspects of science communication.

To complete his or her entire Master programme (120 credits), the
student has to choose 60 credits Chemistry courses.
Before formal enrolment, the students' programme has to be approved by
the master coordinator as well as the programme coordinator for the
Science Communication
DDS Courses
Description
This specialization is intended for students with a BSc degree in any of
the bèta-studies who want to specialize in communication. The programme
focuses on science communication theory, research and practice. The
programme of the communication (C) specialization is 1 year (60
credits). This specialization may not be combined with te Societal
specialization (M) or the Education specialization (E). C-courses are
shared with master students from the Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences.

To complete the entire Master programme (120 EC) of the
Communication, education or social variant, the student has to choose 60
EC in DDS courses.
Colloquium and Literature
Description
Students need to select a total of 6 EC or more from the following
list.

Note: Every programme, including the choice of optional courses, has to
be discussed and agreed upon with the master coordinator or a personal
mentor and approved by the Examination Board.
DDS Research Project (choose 1 of 5) (24 EC)
Description
Students need to select at least 24 credits or more from the following
list.

Note: Every programme, including the choice of optional courses, has to
be discussed and agreed upon with the master coordinator or a personal
mentor and approved by the Examination Board.
Deficiency Courses
Description
Compulsory course for students without a Bachelor degree Pharmaceutical
Sciences VU.


Niet gedefinieerd; Alle vakken starten met een recapitulatie van de
benodigde voorkennis
Course Name Period Credits Code
Principles of Pharmaceutical Sciences / Pharmacochemistry P1 6EC X_435675
Drug Discovery and Safety CSE variant Education
Description
The teaching in these variant is mainly in Dutch. Therefore we also give
the requirements in Dutch.

Programma

De opleiding voor het behalen van de eerstegraads lesbevoegdheid start
twee keer per jaar, in september en in februari. De opleiding wordt
aangeboden in twee semesters. Uitgaande van de start in september duurt
semester 1 tot en met januari en semester 2 tot juli. De opleiding is
sterk praktijkgericht. De helft van de opleiding bestaat uit praktijk
door werkervaring of stage (ook wel schoolpracticum genoemd) op een
school voor voortgezet onderwijs. Daarnaast kent de opleiding vier
componenten: vakdidactiek, algemene didactiek/pedagogiek,
praktijkonderzoek en verdiepingsmodulen.

Naast de educatievakken volgt de student 60 sp Chemistry vakken, in
overleg met de mastercoördinator van de gekozen specialisatie.
Hierbij zijn de twee vakken Literature thesis and Colloquium Chemistry
Education Variant en Master Research Project Chemistry-Education Variant
verplicht.

Studenten die bij de Communicatie variant de vakken 'interpersoonlijke
communicatie' en 'museologie en buitenschoolse educatie' volgen, krijgen
bij de lerarenopleiding een vrijstelling voor verdiepingsmodulen, een
deel van het praktijkonderzoek en een deel van algemene didactiek.
DDS Courses
Description
This specialization is intended for students with a BSc degree in any of
the bèta-studies who want to specialize in communication. The programme
focuses on science communication theory, research and practice. The
programme of the communication (C) specialization is 1 year (60
credits). This specialization may not be combined with te Societal
specialization (M) or the Education specialization (E). C-courses are
shared with master students from the Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences.

To complete the entire Master programme (120 EC) of the
Communication, education or social variant, the student has to choose 60
EC in DDS courses.
Colloquium and Literature
Description
Students need to select a total of 6 EC or more from the following
list.

Note: Every programme, including the choice of optional courses, has to
be discussed and agreed upon with the master coordinator or a personal
mentor and approved by the Examination Board.
DDS Research Project (choose 1 of 5) (24 EC)
Description
Students need to select at least 24 credits or more from the following
list.

Note: Every programme, including the choice of optional courses, has to
be discussed and agreed upon with the master coordinator or a personal
mentor and approved by the Examination Board.
Deficiency Courses
Description
Compulsory course for students without a Bachelor degree Pharmaceutical
Sciences VU.


Niet gedefinieerd; Alle vakken starten met een recapitulatie van de
benodigde voorkennis
Course Name Period Credits Code
Principles of Pharmaceutical Sciences / Pharmacochemistry P1 6EC X_435675
Drug Discovery and Safety research variant Drug Discovery and Target Finding
Description
The program consists of 120 EC
- compulsory courses 36 credits
- Literature Thesis and Colloquium 12 EC
- compulsory choice Ethics and Portfolio Academic Skills 6 EC
- compulsory choices Major Research Project at least 42 EC
- optional courses to complete 120 EC.

Note: Every program, including the choice of optional courses, has to
be discussed and agreed upon with the master coordinator or a personal
mentor and approved by the Examination Board.

Master Coordinator:
Dr. M.H. Siderius
Room OI2 03E51
Tel; +31 (0) 20 598 7564
Email; m.siderius@vu.nl

Internship Coordinator:
Dr. D.J. Scholten
Room OI2 03E51
Tel; +31 (0) 20 598 3918
Email; internships_sf.beta@vu.nl
Ethics and Academic Skills
Description
In consultation with the master coordinator and depending on the chosen
specialization, 6 EC have to be chosen from the following
list.
Course Name Period Credits Code
Caput AIMMS Seminars and Lectures Ac. Year (sept) 3EC XM_0001
Ethics and Academic Skills Ac. Year (sept) 6EC XM_437556
Ethics and Academic Skills Ac. Year (sept) 3EC XM_432517
Teaching Assistant Ac. Year (sept) 3EC XM_432741
Teaching Assistant Ac. Year (sept) 6EC XM_432742
Managing Science and Technology in Society P1 6EC AM_470586
Research Methods for Analyzing Complex Problems P1 6EC AM_1182
Science and Communication P1 6EC AM_470587
Societal Entrepreneurship in Health and Life Sciences P1 6EC AM_470575
Business Management in Health and Life Sciences P2 6EC AM_470584
Communication, Organization and Management P2 6EC AM_470572
Science in Dialogue P2 6EC AM_1002
Science Journalism P2 6EC AM_471014
Tutoring Students P2 3EC X_432625
Scientific Writing in English P2, P6 3EC X_400592
Clinical Development and Clinical Trials P3 3EC AM_1180
Epidemiology P3 3EC AM_1179
Ethics in Life Sciences P3 3EC AM_470707
Deficiency Courses
Description
Compulsory course for students without a Bachelor degree Pharmaceutical
Sciences VU.


Niet gedefinieerd; Alle vakken starten met een recapitulatie van de
benodigde voorkennis
Course Name Period Credits Code
Principles of Pharmaceutical Sciences / Pharmacochemistry P1 6EC X_435675
Research project DDTF (Compulsory for DDTF, choose 1 of 2, 42 EC required)
Description
Compulsory choice of at least 42 credits.

Note: Every programme, including the choice of optional courses, has to
be discussed and agreed upon with the master coordinator or a personal
mentor and approved by the Examination Board.
Course Name Period Credits Code
Major Research Project Medicinal Chemistry Ac. Year (sept) 42EC XM_0039
Major Research Project Organic Chemistry Ac. Year (sept) 42EC XM_0041
Recommended optional courses
Description
The subject options of 30, 24, 18 or 12 EC can be completed with
the possibilities below.

Note: Every programme, including the choice of optional courses, has to
be discussed and agreed upon with the master coordinator or a personal
mentor and approved by the Examination Board.
Course Name Period Credits Code
Minor Research Project Bioanalytical Chemistry Ac. Year (sept) 30EC XM_0044
Minor Research Project Environmental Bioanalysis Ac. Year (sept) 30EC XM_0045
Minor Research Project Medicinal Chemistry Ac. Year (sept) 30EC XM_0046
Minor Research Project Molecular & Computational Toxicology Ac. Year (sept) 30EC XM_0047
Minor Research Project Organic Chemistry Ac. Year (sept) 30EC XM_0048
Minor Research Project Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry Ac. Year (sept) 30EC XM_0049
Minor Research Project Theoretical Chemistry Ac. Year (sept) 30EC XM_0050
Computer-Aided Drug Design and Virtual Screening P2 6EC X_432673
Drug-Induced Stress and Cellular Responses P2 6EC X_432536
Advanced Computational Chemistry P5 6EC XMU_0014
Protein Analysis P5 6EC X_435045
Advanced Course on Drug Disp. & Safety Assessment (Mol.Tox.) P5+6 6EC X_435681
Biomolecular Simulation in Medicinal Chemistry and Toxicology P5+6 6EC X_432664
Molecular Computational Chemistry P6 6EC X_435666
Drug Discovery and Safety research variant Drug Disposition and Safety Assessment
Description
The progamme consists of 120 EC
- compulsory courses 30 EC (including a Literature Thesis and
Colloquium 12 EC)
- compulsory choice Ethics and Portfolio Academic Skills 6 EC
- compulsory choices Major Research Project at least 42 EC
- optional courses to complete 120 EC.

Note: Every programme, including the choice of optional courses, has to
be discussed and agreed upon with the master coordinator or a personal
mentor and approved by the Examination Board.

Master Coordinator:

Dr. J.N.M. Commandeur
03-E-05 (O2-gebouw)
T +31 (0) 20 598 7595
E j.n.m.commandeur@vu.nl
Ethics and Academic Skills
Description
In consultation with the master coordinator and depending on the chosen
specialization, 6 EC have to be chosen from the following
list.
Course Name Period Credits Code
Caput AIMMS Seminars and Lectures Ac. Year (sept) 3EC XM_0001
Ethics and Academic Skills Ac. Year (sept) 6EC XM_437556
Ethics and Academic Skills Ac. Year (sept) 3EC XM_432517
Teaching Assistant Ac. Year (sept) 3EC XM_432741
Teaching Assistant Ac. Year (sept) 6EC XM_432742
Managing Science and Technology in Society P1 6EC AM_470586
Research Methods for Analyzing Complex Problems P1 6EC AM_1182
Science and Communication P1 6EC AM_470587
Societal Entrepreneurship in Health and Life Sciences P1 6EC AM_470575
Business Management in Health and Life Sciences P2 6EC AM_470584
Communication, Organization and Management P2 6EC AM_470572
Science in Dialogue P2 6EC AM_1002
Science Journalism P2 6EC AM_471014
Tutoring Students P2 3EC X_432625
Scientific Writing in English P2, P6 3EC X_400592
Clinical Development and Clinical Trials P3 3EC AM_1180
Epidemiology P3 3EC AM_1179
Ethics in Life Sciences P3 3EC AM_470707
Deficiency Courses
Description
Compulsory course for students without a Bachelor degree Pharmaceutical
Sciences VU.


Niet gedefinieerd; Alle vakken starten met een recapitulatie van de
benodigde voorkennis
Course Name Period Credits Code
Principles of Pharmaceutical Sciences / Pharmacochemistry P1 6EC X_435675
Research project DD&SA (Compulsory for DD&SA, 42 EC required)
Description
Compulsory choice of at least 42 EC.

Note: Every programme, including the choice of optional courses, has to
be discussed and agreed upon with the master coordinator or a personal
mentor and approved by the Examination Board.
Course Name Period Credits Code
Major Research Project Molecular & Computational Toxicology Ac. Year (sept) 42EC XM_0040
Recommended optional courses
Description
The subject options of 36, 30, 24, or 18 EC can be completed with
the possibilities below.

Note: Every programme, including the choice of optional courses, has to
be discussed and agreed upon with the master coordinator or a personal
mentor and approved by the Examination Board.
Course Name Period Credits Code
Company Training DDS Drug, Disp. and Saf. Assessm. Ac. Year (sept) 18EC XM_432672
Internship abroad DDS Drug, Disp. and Saf. Assessm. Ac. Year (sept) 24EC XM_432756
Internship Abroad Drug Discovery and Safety research variant Drug Disposition and Safety Assessment Ac. Year (sept) 18EC XM_432677
Computer-Aided Drug Design and Virtual Screening P2 6EC X_432673
Signal Transduction in Health and Disease P2 6EC X_432535
Advanced Computational Chemistry P5 6EC XMU_0014
Biomolecular Simulation in Medicinal Chemistry and Toxicology P5+6 6EC X_432664
Molecular Computational Chemistry P6 6EC X_435666
Drug Discovery and Safety research variant Computational Medicinal Chemistry and Toxicology
Description
The progamme consists of 120 EC
- compulsory courses 36 EC (including a Literature Thesis and
Colloquium 12 EC)
- compulsory choice Ethics and Portfolio Academic Skills 6 EC
- compulsory choices Major Research Project at least 42 EC
- optional courses to complete 120 EC.

Note: Every programme, including the choice of optional courses, has to
be discussed and agreed upon with the master coordinator or a personal
mentor and approved by the Examination Board.

Master Coordinator:

Dr. D.P. Geerke
K Ol2 building
T +31 (0) 20 598 7606
E d.p.geerke@vu.nl
Ethics and Academic Skills
Description
In consultation with the master coordinator and depending on the chosen
specialization, 6 EC have to be chosen from the following
list.
Course Name Period Credits Code
Caput AIMMS Seminars and Lectures Ac. Year (sept) 3EC XM_0001
Ethics and Academic Skills Ac. Year (sept) 6EC XM_437556
Ethics and Academic Skills Ac. Year (sept) 3EC XM_432517
Teaching Assistant Ac. Year (sept) 3EC XM_432741
Teaching Assistant Ac. Year (sept) 6EC XM_432742
Managing Science and Technology in Society P1 6EC AM_470586
Research Methods for Analyzing Complex Problems P1 6EC AM_1182
Science and Communication P1 6EC AM_470587
Societal Entrepreneurship in Health and Life Sciences P1 6EC AM_470575
Business Management in Health and Life Sciences P2 6EC AM_470584
Communication, Organization and Management P2 6EC AM_470572
Science in Dialogue P2 6EC AM_1002
Science Journalism P2 6EC AM_471014
Tutoring Students P2 3EC X_432625
Scientific Writing in English P2, P6 3EC X_400592
Clinical Development and Clinical Trials P3 3EC AM_1180
Epidemiology P3 3EC AM_1179
Ethics in Life Sciences P3 3EC AM_470707
Deficiency Courses
Description
Compulsory course for students without a Bachelor degree Pharmaceutical
Sciences VU.


Niet gedefinieerd; Alle vakken starten met een recapitulatie van de
benodigde voorkennis
Course Name Period Credits Code
Principles of Pharmaceutical Sciences / Pharmacochemistry P1 6EC X_435675
Recommended optional choice
Description
The subject options of 30, 24, 18 or 12 EC can be completed with
the possibilities below.

Note: Every programme, including the choice of optional courses, has to
be discussed and agreed upon with the master coordinator or a personal
mentor and approved by the Examination Board.
Course Name Period Credits Code
Minor Research Project Bioanalytical Chemistry Ac. Year (sept) 30EC XM_0044
Minor Research Project Environmental Bioanalysis Ac. Year (sept) 30EC XM_0045
Minor Research Project Medicinal Chemistry Ac. Year (sept) 30EC XM_0046
Minor Research Project Molecular & Computational Toxicology Ac. Year (sept) 30EC XM_0047
Minor Research Project Organic Chemistry Ac. Year (sept) 30EC XM_0048
Minor Research Project Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry Ac. Year (sept) 30EC XM_0049
Minor Research Project Theoretical Chemistry Ac. Year (sept) 30EC XM_0050
Drug-Induced Stress and Cellular Responses P2 6EC X_432536
Signal Transduction in Health and Disease P2 6EC X_432535
Chemical Bonding in Kohn-Sham DFTD P4 6EC XMU_0013
Advanced Computational Chemistry P5 6EC XMU_0014
Molecular Computational Chemistry P6 6EC X_435666
Drug Discovery and Safety research variant Drug Design and Synthesis
Description
The progamme consists of 120 EC
- compulsory courses 36 EC (including a Literature Thesis and
Colloquium 12 EC)
- compulsory choice Ethics and Portfolio Academic Skills 6 EC
- compulsory choices Major Research Project at least 42 EC
- optional courses to complete 120 EC.

Note: Every programme, including the choice of optional courses, has to
be discussed and agreed upon with the master coordinator or a personal
mentor and approved by the Examination Board.

Master Coordinator:

Dr. M. Wijtmans
K Ol2 building
T +31 (0) 20 598 7603
E m.wijtmans@vu.nl
Ethics and Academic Skills
Description
In consultation with the master coordinator and depending on the chosen
specialization, 6 EC have to be chosen from the following
list.
Course Name Period Credits Code
Caput AIMMS Seminars and Lectures Ac. Year (sept) 3EC XM_0001
Ethics and Academic Skills Ac. Year (sept) 6EC XM_437556
Ethics and Academic Skills Ac. Year (sept) 3EC XM_432517
Teaching Assistant Ac. Year (sept) 3EC XM_432741
Teaching Assistant Ac. Year (sept) 6EC XM_432742
Managing Science and Technology in Society P1 6EC AM_470586
Research Methods for Analyzing Complex Problems P1 6EC AM_1182
Science and Communication P1 6EC AM_470587
Societal Entrepreneurship in Health and Life Sciences P1 6EC AM_470575
Business Management in Health and Life Sciences P2 6EC AM_470584
Communication, Organization and Management P2 6EC AM_470572
Science in Dialogue P2 6EC AM_1002
Science Journalism P2 6EC AM_471014
Tutoring Students P2 3EC X_432625
Scientific Writing in English P2, P6 3EC X_400592
Clinical Development and Clinical Trials P3 3EC AM_1180
Epidemiology P3 3EC AM_1179
Ethics in Life Sciences P3 3EC AM_470707
Deficiency Courses
Description
Compulsory course for students without a Bachelor degree Pharmaceutical
Sciences VU.


Niet gedefinieerd; Alle vakken starten met een recapitulatie van de
benodigde voorkennis
Course Name Period Credits Code
Principles of Pharmaceutical Sciences / Pharmacochemistry P1 6EC X_435675
Recommended optional choice
Description
The subject options of 30, 24, 18 or 12 EC can be completed with
the possibilities below.

Note: Every programme, including the choice of optional courses, has to
be discussed and agreed upon with the master coordinator or a personal
mentor and approved by the Examination Board.
Course Name Period Credits Code
Company Training DDS Drug Design & Synth. Ac. Year (sept) 18EC XM_432671
Company Training DDS Drug Design & Synth. Ac. Year (sept) 24EC XM_432745
Company Training DDS Drug Design & Synth. Ac. Year (sept) 30EC XM_432750
Company Training DDS Drug Design & Synth. Ac. Year (sept) 36EC XM_432833
Internship abroad DDS Drug Design & Synth. Ac. Year (sept) 18EC XM_432676
Internship abroad DDS Drug Design & Synth. Ac. Year (sept) 24EC XM_432755
Internship abroad DDS Drug Design & Synth. Ac. Year (sept) 30EC XM_432760
Internship abroad DDS Drug Design & Synth. Ac. Year (sept) 36EC XM_432839
Minor Research Project Bioanalytical Chemistry Ac. Year (sept) 30EC XM_0044
Minor Research Project Environmental Bioanalysis Ac. Year (sept) 30EC XM_0045
Minor Research Project Medicinal Chemistry Ac. Year (sept) 30EC XM_0046
Minor Research Project Molecular & Computational Toxicology Ac. Year (sept) 30EC XM_0047
Minor Research Project Organic Chemistry Ac. Year (sept) 30EC XM_0048
Minor Research Project Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry Ac. Year (sept) 30EC XM_0049
Minor Research Project Theoretical Chemistry Ac. Year (sept) 30EC XM_0050
Computer-Aided Drug Design and Virtual Screening P2 6EC X_432673
Drug-Induced Stress and Cellular Responses P2 6EC X_432536
Signal Transduction in Health and Disease P2 6EC X_432535
Biomolecular Simulation in Medicinal Chemistry and Toxicology P5+6 6EC X_432664
Molecular Computational Chemistry P6 6EC X_435666
Company Training DDS Drug Design & Synth.
Ac. Year (sept) | 18EC | XM_432671
Company Training DDS Drug Design & Synth.
Ac. Year (sept) | 24EC | XM_432745
Company Training DDS Drug Design & Synth.
Ac. Year (sept) | 30EC | XM_432750
Company Training DDS Drug Design & Synth.
Ac. Year (sept) | 36EC | XM_432833
Internship abroad DDS Drug Design & Synth.
Ac. Year (sept) | 18EC | XM_432676
Internship abroad DDS Drug Design & Synth.
Ac. Year (sept) | 24EC | XM_432755
Internship abroad DDS Drug Design & Synth.
Ac. Year (sept) | 30EC | XM_432760
Internship abroad DDS Drug Design & Synth.
Ac. Year (sept) | 36EC | XM_432839
Minor Research Project Bioanalytical Chemistry
Ac. Year (sept) | 30EC | XM_0044
Minor Research Project Environmental Bioanalysis
Ac. Year (sept) | 30EC | XM_0045
Minor Research Project Medicinal Chemistry
Ac. Year (sept) | 30EC | XM_0046
Minor Research Project Molecular & Computational Toxicology
Ac. Year (sept) | 30EC | XM_0047
Minor Research Project Organic Chemistry
Ac. Year (sept) | 30EC | XM_0048
Minor Research Project Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry
Ac. Year (sept) | 30EC | XM_0049
Minor Research Project Theoretical Chemistry
Ac. Year (sept) | 30EC | XM_0050
Computer-Aided Drug Design and Virtual Screening
P2 | 6EC | X_432673
Drug-Induced Stress and Cellular Responses
P2 | 6EC | X_432536
Signal Transduction in Health and Disease
P2 | 6EC | X_432535
Biomolecular Simulation in Medicinal Chemistry and Toxicology
P5+6 | 6EC | X_432664
Molecular Computational Chemistry
P6 | 6EC | X_435666
Drug Discovery and Safety research variant Biomarkers and Clinical Chemical Analysis
Ethics and Academic Skills
Description
In consultation with the master coordinator and depending on the chosen
specialization, 6 EC have to be chosen from the following
list.
Course Name Period Credits Code
Caput AIMMS Seminars and Lectures Ac. Year (sept) 3EC XM_0001
Ethics and Academic Skills Ac. Year (sept) 6EC XM_437556
Ethics and Academic Skills Ac. Year (sept) 3EC XM_432517
Teaching Assistant Ac. Year (sept) 3EC XM_432741
Teaching Assistant Ac. Year (sept) 6EC XM_432742
Managing Science and Technology in Society P1 6EC AM_470586
Research Methods for Analyzing Complex Problems P1 6EC AM_1182
Science and Communication P1 6EC AM_470587
Societal Entrepreneurship in Health and Life Sciences P1 6EC AM_470575
Business Management in Health and Life Sciences P2 6EC AM_470584
Communication, Organization and Management P2 6EC AM_470572
Science in Dialogue P2 6EC AM_1002
Science Journalism P2 6EC AM_471014
Tutoring Students P2 3EC X_432625
Scientific Writing in English P2, P6 3EC X_400592
Clinical Development and Clinical Trials P3 3EC AM_1180
Epidemiology P3 3EC AM_1179
Ethics in Life Sciences P3 3EC AM_470707
Deficiency Courses
Description
Compulsory course for students without a Bachelor degree Pharmaceutical
Sciences VU.


Niet gedefinieerd; Alle vakken starten met een recapitulatie van de
benodigde voorkennis
Course Name Period Credits Code
Principles of Pharmaceutical Sciences / Pharmacochemistry P1 6EC X_435675
Choose 1 out of 3
Description
Choice of 1 out of 3 subjects depending on the Major Project (to be
discussed with
the master coordinator)
Course Name Period Credits Code
High-Throughput Screening P2 6EC X_435047
Protein Analysis P5 6EC X_435045
Elective Space
Description
Students need to select 30, 24, 18 or 12 EC from the following
list:
Course Name Period Credits Code
Company Training DDS Biomol. Drug Analysis Ac. Year (sept) 18EC XM_432670
Minor Research Project Bioanalytical Chemistry Ac. Year (sept) 30EC XM_0044
Minor Research Project Environmental Bioanalysis Ac. Year (sept) 30EC XM_0045
Minor Research Project Medicinal Chemistry Ac. Year (sept) 30EC XM_0046
Minor Research Project Molecular & Computational Toxicology Ac. Year (sept) 30EC XM_0047
Minor Research Project Organic Chemistry Ac. Year (sept) 30EC XM_0048
Minor Research Project Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry Ac. Year (sept) 30EC XM_0049
Minor Research Project Theoretical Chemistry Ac. Year (sept) 30EC XM_0050
Computer-Aided Drug Design and Virtual Screening P2 6EC X_432673
Drug-Induced Stress and Cellular Responses P2 6EC X_432536
Signal Transduction in Health and Disease P2 6EC X_432535
Biomolecular Simulation in Medicinal Chemistry and Toxicology P5+6 6EC X_432664
Molecular Computational Chemistry P6 6EC X_435666
Drug Discovery and Safety Double Degree
Ethics and Academic Skills
Description
In consultation with the master coordinator and depending on the chosen
specialization, 6 EC have to be chosen from the following
list.
Course Name Period Credits Code
Caput AIMMS Seminars and Lectures Ac. Year (sept) 3EC XM_0001
Ethics and Academic Skills Ac. Year (sept) 6EC XM_437556
Ethics and Academic Skills Ac. Year (sept) 3EC XM_432517
Teaching Assistant Ac. Year (sept) 3EC XM_432741
Teaching Assistant Ac. Year (sept) 6EC XM_432742
Managing Science and Technology in Society P1 6EC AM_470586
Research Methods for Analyzing Complex Problems P1 6EC AM_1182
Science and Communication P1 6EC AM_470587
Societal Entrepreneurship in Health and Life Sciences P1 6EC AM_470575
Business Management in Health and Life Sciences P2 6EC AM_470584
Communication, Organization and Management P2 6EC AM_470572
Science in Dialogue P2 6EC AM_1002
Science Journalism P2 6EC AM_471014
Tutoring Students P2 3EC X_432625
Scientific Writing in English P2, P6 3EC X_400592
Clinical Development and Clinical Trials P3 3EC AM_1180
Epidemiology P3 3EC AM_1179
Ethics in Life Sciences P3 3EC AM_470707
Deficiency Courses
Description
Compulsory course for students without a Bachelor degree Pharmaceutical
Sciences VU.


Niet gedefinieerd; Alle vakken starten met een recapitulatie van de
benodigde voorkennis
Course Name Period Credits Code
Principles of Pharmaceutical Sciences / Pharmacochemistry P1 6EC X_435675
Elective Space
Course Name Period Credits Code
Minor Research Project Bioanalytical Chemistry Ac. Year (sept) 30EC XM_0044
Minor Research Project Environmental Bioanalysis Ac. Year (sept) 30EC XM_0045
Minor Research Project Medicinal Chemistry Ac. Year (sept) 30EC XM_0046
Minor Research Project Molecular & Computational Toxicology Ac. Year (sept) 30EC XM_0047
Minor Research Project Organic Chemistry Ac. Year (sept) 30EC XM_0048
Minor Research Project Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry Ac. Year (sept) 30EC XM_0049
Minor Research Project Theoretical Chemistry Ac. Year (sept) 30EC XM_0050
Bio-Analysis & Clinical Diagnostics P1 6EC X_432765
Physical-Organic Chemistry P1 6EC X_435663
Computer-Aided Drug Design and Virtual Screening P2 6EC X_432673
Drug-Induced Stress and Cellular Responses P2 6EC X_432536
Signal Transduction in Health and Disease P2 6EC X_432535
Synthetic Approaches in Medicinal Chemistry P2 6EC X_435685
Advanced Course on Drug Disp. & Safety Assessment (Mol.Tox.) P5+6 6EC X_435681
Biomolecular Simulation in Medicinal Chemistry and Toxicology P5+6 6EC X_432664
Drug Discovery and Safety CSE variant Society
Description
Due to the growing complexity of technological and medical issues and
the interaction with society, organisations working in this sector have
a growing and urgent need for academic professionals in the natural and
life sciences, who have knowledge of policy management and
entrepreneurship. The Society oriented variant offers students with a
bachelor degree in the natural and life sciences the chance to combine a
specialization in this field with a specialization in research.

To complete the entire Master programme (120 EC) of the
Communication, education or social variant, the student has to choose 60
EC in DDS courses.
DDS Courses
Description
This specialization is intended for students with a BSc degree in any of
the bèta-studies who want to specialize in communication. The programme
focuses on science communication theory, research and practice. The
programme of the communication (C) specialization is 1 year (60
credits). This specialization may not be combined with te Societal
specialization (M) or the Education specialization (E). C-courses are
shared with master students from the Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences.

To complete the entire Master programme (120 EC) of the
Communication, education or social variant, the student has to choose 60
EC in DDS courses.
Colloquium and Literature
Description
Students need to select a total of 6 EC or more from the following
list.

Note: Every programme, including the choice of optional courses, has to
be discussed and agreed upon with the master coordinator or a personal
mentor and approved by the Examination Board.
DDS Research Project (choose 1 of 5) (24 EC)
Description
Students need to select at least 24 credits or more from the following
list.

Note: Every programme, including the choice of optional courses, has to
be discussed and agreed upon with the master coordinator or a personal
mentor and approved by the Examination Board.
Deficiency Courses
Description
Compulsory course for students without a Bachelor degree Pharmaceutical
Sciences VU.


Niet gedefinieerd; Alle vakken starten met een recapitulatie van de
benodigde voorkennis
Course Name Period Credits Code
Principles of Pharmaceutical Sciences / Pharmacochemistry P1 6EC X_435675