Internship Infectious Diseases

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Doel vak

The internship is a compulsory part of the Master’s programme and
involves many different aspects, such as theoretical preparation,
practical execution, literature survey, report writing, oral
presentation, and participation in the scientific activities of a
research department.

The internship should be related to Infectious Diseases.

At the end of the internship a scientific report of the work has to be
written as well as an oral presentation given.

For more (detailed) information, please see the placement manual
Biomedical Sciences

Inhoud vak

The internship is a compulsory part of the Masters’ programme in
Biomedical Sciences.
The internship has to be preceded by a research proposal. During the
internship, you collect your data and you do the final analysis.
you present your findings both orally and in a report.

Internships can be done at various locations, but should be part of an
academical or research institute. Projects at academical or research
institutes outside the Netherlands are also accepted, provided they are
of sufficient academic quality and adequate on-site supervision is
guaranteed. In all cases: take care that you will be working on research
related to your specialization and that you will be able to collect
enough reliable data to write a scientific report in the end. Purely
monitoring or inventory projects will not be accepted.


Research project, under supervision of VU-staff.


Within six weeks after the start of the internship a Go/No Go evaluation
is made by the VU supervisor. The aim of this interim evaluation is to
decide whether the project and the student both have enough potential to
continue (Go) or not (No Go). This evaluation is based on:
• Written material by the student, including a final research proposal
and either the Introduction or Methods section of the article or both.
• Attitude of the student and execution of the project during the
initial stage.

The final assessment of the internship is undertaken by the VU-
supervisor and the second assessor.
In the final assessment, the VU supervisor assesses four different
aspects of the internship:
• the attitude of the student
• the execution of the research
• the final report/article
• the oral presentation
The second assessor provides an assessment of the final report only.

The final report counts for 40% of the final grade, the oral
presentation for 20% and the execution of the research also for 40%.
Only if marks for each item given by the VU-supervisor and the second
assessor are 6 or higher and the attitude is a ‘pass’, the internship is
regarded as sufficient. The final grade is calculated from the marks
given by both assessors and, together with other administrative details,
is summarized in the final assessment form, done by the master's

Vereiste voorkennis

The student is enrolled in the Master’s programme Biomedical Sciences of
which the internship is part.
The student attended the courses:
AM_470127, 6EC, Containment Strategies of Infectious Diseases
AM_470052, 6EC, Parasitology
AM_470657, 6EC, Molecular Infection Biology
And the student has acquired 18EC of the following courses:
AM_470656, 6EC, Advanced Molecular Immunology and Cell Biology
AM_470127, 6EC, Containment Strategies of Infectious Diseases
AM_470052, 6EC, Parasitology
AM_470657, 6EC, Molecular Infection Biology
AM_1021, 3 EC, Microbial Genomics


MSc Biomedical Sciences students, specialization Infectious Diseases

Overige informatie

The Placement Manual is based upon the 'Student Placement (Internship)
and Research Project Regulations' of the Faculty of Science. Detailed
information can be found in the Placement
manual Biomedical Sciences and in the Teaching and
Examination Regulations (TER).

Duration of the internship is 5 months (30 EC) and may, under certain
circumstances, be elongated to 33 or 36 EC (see TER and/or Placement

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

Afwijkende intekenprocedure

Every research project has to be approved by the masters’ coordinator in advance (on behalf of the examination board). The Placement Manual describes the process of completing the internship 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 which are supplied in the appendices or in links.

Algemene informatie

Vakcode AM_471138
Studiepunten 30 EC
Periode Ac. Jaar (sept)
Vakniveau 600
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Bètawetenschappen
Vakcoördinator dr. R.J. van Belle-van den Berg
Examinator dr. R.J. van Belle-van den Berg

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