Learning outcomes

Dutch-taught Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences

1. The Bachelor masters the basic disciplines supporting the life sciences (biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics) and can solve biomedical problems on the basis of this.

2. The Bachelor can draw up a scientifically correct research question from existing specialist literature. Based on this the Bachelor can formulate and plan a simple research setup. For this the Bachelor uses their knowledge of structure, function and mechanism of biomolecules, cells, tissues, organs and systems of the human body and their molecular, biochemical, genetic, metabolic and immunological processes.

3. The Bachelor can select relevant in vitro and in vivo biomedical research methods and techniques that are suitable for a specific scientific experiment.

4. The Bachelor can, individually or in a team, execute frequently used biomedical research methods and techniques. The Bachelor has the attitude, knowledge and skills permitting him to do apply these methods and techniques correctly, accurately and safely. The Bachelor can interpret the research results and formulate conclusions in a sound way.

5. The Bachelor can make simple hypotheses on molecular, cellular and physiological working mechanisms of clinical pictures based on symptoms and clinical and pathological research results. For this the Bachelor uses their knowledge of physiopathology, pathology, pharmacology, microbiology and oncology.

6. The Bachelor can understand and evaluate simple therapeutic strategies and the working mechanisms of a number of drugs.

7. The Bachelor has basic knowledge of epidemiology and is able to assess the risks of environment-related problems and of different diseases occurring and spreading at population level.

8. The Bachelor can select and apply the correct biostatistical techniques for simple scientific problems. The Bachelor can use bio-informatics to analyze large biological data sets.

9. The Bachelor can consult and select international (mainly English) manuals and specialist literature and can use this for a critical literature study on biomedical topics.

10. The Bachelor can clearly communicate orally and in writing with colleagues and give scientific presentations. The Bachelor is able to use contemporary software.

11. The Bachelor can place biomedical research in a broad societal and international context and has insight in ideological themes and their societal implications.

12.The Bachelor is inclined towards life-long learning within the domain of biomedical sciences.