Learning outcomes

Dutch-taught Master of Biochemistry and Biotechnology

1. Next to a profound and specialized knowledge of and insight in biochemistry and molecular and cellular biotechnology, the Master has knowledge of and insight in specialized and advanced techniques.

2. The Master can use the knowledge, insight and techniques in an integrated way, evaluate them and apply them in a problem-solving way to a complex scientific problem. In order to formulate new hypotheses and a conclusion, the Master approaches a problem critically and collects, processes and evaluates scientific information correctly.

3. The Master knows the methods of bio-informatics and statistics for processing biochemical research data collected independently. Based on the analysis and interpretation of their own (original) experimental results, the Master can formulate a well-founded conclusion to come to a solution. The Master is able to defend their own point of view and to put it in a broader context.

4. The Master can independently set up, develop and execute a biochemical or biotechnological research project and select the appropriate experimental and/or computational methods. The Master can responsibly (soundly, independently and well founded) consider the social and bio-ethical implications of (their own) scientific research.

5. The Master can work independently and in a team and can participate in (inter)national multidisciplinary research. In this, the Master can reflect on their own actions and adjust these if necessary. Also, the Master can correctly assess the risks linked to biochemical and biotechnological experiments (in relation to safety, health and environmental regulations) and make well-founded decisions about them. The Master also knows the legal, technical and scientific requirements that apply in the biotechnological industry.

6. The Master can make a draft for a scientific article in an international journal. The Master also has the basic knowledge about regulations of innovation and patents and can take this into account when setting up, executing and publishing their own research.

7. The Master can report professionally, critically and scientifically about experimental research (his/her own or from literature) and can communicate and present about it in a correct and understandable manner to a specialized (inter)national audience and to the general public.

8. The Master can continuously and critically follow the scientific evolution in the domain of biochemistry and biotechnology both at academic industrial level and at social level in order to keep up their professional level.