The objective of this course is to familiarize the students in the first year of training with the biomedical jobmarket and with the possible finalities. This to make them aware of the uniqueness of their training profile.
The objective will be achieved on the basis of a cycle of lectures by 10 guest speakers / researchers who represent various disciplines (clinical, neuro-molecular, tropical research) within the biomedical field. The guest lecturers will be selected on their skills to introduce their research in an accessible and attractive manner.
Students new developed knowledge on each presented topic is tested during the lectures via multiple-choice questions presented by the guest speaker. Students respond via holding up colored cards, sometimes after (re)-mutual feedback. It is expected that students also question the guest speaker with regard to possible remaining issues on the presented topic. It is expected that the impact of the research and, where relevant, the contribution in human medicine is described/assessed in the lectures. All this will happen in interaction with the department.
In a next step, a well defined biomedical scientific question is described which is closely related to one of the presented lectures. Via a group assignment, the students will gather the necessary information via electronic search platforms/data bases and report how this information was obtained. The last step in the process is to formulate the answers in a written report with integration of processed data spreadsheet, word processing and graphics input; and post them electronically. All assignment communication/action is done extensive via the electronic learning platform "Blackboard".