Internship Neurosciences II

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Doel vak

The aim of a Master's Neurosciences internship is to learn to
independently conduct neuroscientific research. At the end of an
internship the student
• is able to independently find scientific information and knows
how to analyse, summarize and critically evaluate this for the benefit
of his or her own research question.
• is able to use the principles from different disciplines in the
design of research plans, the execution of research, and the analysis of
the results.
• has command of the relevant research techniques and laboratory
procedures, including safety procedures and the ability to solve
emerging problems.
• has command of the use of computer software relevant for the
• is able to communicate experimental results in a scientific
article in English, and by means of an oral presentation.
• can analyse and evaluate planning, execution and results of
research independently and critically.
• is able to collaborate with researchers of various disciplines.
• can contribute to scientific discussions about plans, results and
consequences of research.
• can reflect on ethical aspects of research and applications of
• can evaluate his or her own functioning in the internship, both
by reflection and in discussions with others.
• has obtained a good impression of a potential future field of

Inhoud vak

Writing and presenting research proposal and writing report (scientific
article in English),
conducting experiments and analyses, presenting and discussing data.


The day-to-day supervisor teaches the student the necessary
neuroscientific research techniques/tools and analysis tools and
regularly provides feedback on the performance of the student.

The day-to-day supervisor and/or first assessor also aid in the
student's development of the following skills, by means of formative
- academic skills (incl. insight and creative thinking)
- scientific writing skills
- presenting skills
- attitude


Formative assessment - Written research proposal and oral presentation
thereof (GO/NO-Go decision after 6 weeks: decision on
whether the project and the student both have enough potential to
Final grade: attitude & execution (25%), oral presentation (25%),
written report (assessor 1: 25%; assessor 2: 25%).

Vereiste voorkennis

The student needs to have successfully completed Internship
Neurosciences I, before Internship Neurosciences II can commence.


Starting literature is provided by the supervisor.


Second year Master's Neurosciences students.

Afwijkende intekenprocedure

Enrollment in the course via vu-net. NB the project needs prior approval of the master coordinator: The student sends the master coordinator a signed Application and Agreement form incl. a research proposal at least four weeks before the start of the internship. The internship can commence as soon as the master coordinator has approved the project.

Algemene informatie

Vakcode AM_471109
Studiepunten 25 EC
Periode Ac. Jaar (sept)
Vakniveau 600
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Bètawetenschappen
Vakcoördinator dr. L. Diergaarde

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