Research Internship
Reference DMBIOM01000031
Taught in First Master of Biomedical Sciences
Theory (A) 0.0
Exercises (B) 0.0
Training and projects (C) 100.0
Studytime (D) 180.0
Studypoints (E) 6
Credit contract? Access is determined after successful competences assessment
Examination contract? This course can not be taken through this kind of contract
Credit contract mandatory if Exam contract? Separate credit contract mandatory
Retake possible in case of permanent evaluation? Yes
Teaching Language Dutch
Key Words

Position of the Course

The Research Internship in the first year, coupled to the master test in the second, forms a pathway in the training which can evolve - for masters wishing to make a Ph.D. - without interruption in productive doctoral research activity without much additional training. This line offers the opportunity to reach extended practical experimental skills, a profound scientific level and critical attitude and to become familiar with specific biomedical techniques and scientific research in a team.


The Research Internship consists of a critical study of literature on the subject chosen for the master test, the formulation of a research protocol, a public oral presentation and defense of this protocol, as well as an apprenticeship in one or several laboratories enabling the student to acquire experience with specific basic experimental skills and acting in a team.

Starting Competences

Bachelor in biomedical sciences

Final Competences

  • To be able to select, critically evaluate and summarize relevant information from the medical-technological and scientific literature.
  • To know how to implement relevant information from medical-technological and scientific literature or to detect scientific problems.
  • To be able to situate and evaluate a scientific problem and to phrase concrete questions on it.
  • To be able to develop a logically structured, problem solving, ethically sound and with current methodology and technology practically feasible research plan for a concrete and medically relevant problem.
  • To be able to orally report on a personal scientific project in a systematic, critical and clear way.

Teaching and Learning Material


Course Content-Related Study Coaching

individual coaching by the supervisor

Teaching Methods

Clinical practice; Projects

Evaluation Moments

Evaluation throughout semester as well as during examination period

Evaluation Methods

During examination period: graded oral presentation
During semester: graded project reports. Second chance: Possible in adapted form

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