Clinical Research and Reasoning in Internal Medicine

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Doel vak

After the minor the student can:
1. The primary learning objective of the minor is to stimulate clinical
and scientific knowledge and skills related to the broad discipline of
internal medicine
2. critically appraise scientific literature and research designs (e.g.
with regard to internal medicine and drug research)
3. give a scientific (poster) presentation
4. write scientifically (e.g. mini paper, research proposal)
5. debate on the roles of the pharmaceutical industry, the government
and healthcare professionals in (drug) research in internal medicine
6. reflect on the use, the level of evidence and accessibility of
guidelines and other sources frequently used in clinical care

Inhoud vak

Internal medicine is the medical specialty dealing with the prevention,
diagnosis, and treatment of adult diseases. Internal medicine is a broad
discipline, covering various fields such as acute medicine,
cardiovascular aging & geriatrics, clinical pharmacology and
therapeutics, transgender medicine and endocrinology. The VUmc
Department of Internal Medicine is a leading center with expertise in
the fields of academic research and (complex & multidisciplinary)
clinical care. The discipline of internal medicine intersects with many
other fields in medicine and this reflected in the minor offered. The
minor aims to give both a broader and deeper appreciation of issues
relevant to internal medicine within both fields of research and
clinical care. The Department of Internal Medicine collaborates with
numerous other departments in carrying out clinical research and is part
of a large number of research institutes, such as Amsterdam
Cardiovascular Sciences (ACS), Cancer Centre Amsterdam (CCA), Amsterdam
Public Health (APH) and LEARN.


Scientific presentations and assignments, student run clinic, (clinical)
side visits, real life assignments, group assignments, CATs (Critical
Appraisal of a Topic), debates, lectures (with active participation of
the students), study groups, e-learning and practicals.
Bonus activity:
In addition to all the research related activities in the minor students
are given the opportunity to work (a few hours) in real practice in one
of the Student Run Clinic’s(SRC), with real responsibility for patient
care! Theme’s addressed in the SRC are for example hypothyroidism in
pregnant women, transgender care, pharmacovigilance and polypharmacy.


The minor will be assessed by a wide variety of exams and assignments,
such as scientific (mini)papers and presentations, scientific poster
presentations, scientific literature assignments, real life assignments
(e.g. with CBG/LAREB), group assignments (e.g. debate), written exams
(open ended questions/MC), simulation based scenarios, performing of a
debriefing and scenario based training assignments.


Bachelor’s students of VUmc School of Medical Sciences and external (and
international) students with a (bio)medical background.

Toelichting Canvas

This minor is supported by a corresponding CANVAS course, which contains
all of the required information of this minor including an overview of
the required articles and assignments. The CANVAS course will also be
used to post announcements relevant to the minor. You will automatically
have access to the CANVAS course.

Aanbevolen voorkennis

General medical knowledge and interest in research in the broad field of
internal medicine is recommended.

Algemene informatie

Vakcode M_BCSIM19
Studiepunten 24 EC
Periode Semester 1
Vakniveau 300
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit VUmc
Vakcoördinator J. Tichelaar MA
Examinator J. Tichelaar MA
Docenten J. Tichelaar MA
M.O. Reumerman
dr. J.Y. Chen
J.R. de la Court MA
A.J.C. Overgaauw
prof. dr. M. den Heijer
dr. M.J.L. Peters
dr. E.H. Serné
M.J. Bakkum MA
drs. T.C. Minderhoud
B.J.H. Verhaar
dr. R.T. de Jongh
dr. E.M.W. Eekhoff

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