Curriculum

Health Sciences

Education objectives

This MSc programme focuses on training students who are already educated in research methodology, but wish to take a step further in developing a successful career in health science research. This programme is also interesting if you want to enhance your chances of pursuing a PhD.

  • In the course of the programme you will acquire the following competencies:
  • Ability to formulate a clinical or public health problem and translate it into a scientific question;
  • Ability to perform an extensive study of the literature concerning a problem;
  • Ability to translate a scientific question into a research protocol;
  • Acquisition of quantitative skills;
  • Ability to make causal inferences;
  • Ability to critically appraise published research;
  • Ability to conduct the research, collect and analyse data, and draw conclusions;
  • Ability to write a Master’s thesis, including the objective(s) of the investigation, a summary of the literature, materials, methods, results, discussion and conclusions of the research project and to present these findings at scientific meetings. Publication of the research findings in an international peer-reviewed journal is encouraged.

Specialisations

Please see below for information about the specialisation within this Master Programme. Whether a specialisation is offered full-time or part-time, is indicated accordingly.

SpecialisationFull-timePart-time
Clinical EpidemiologyFull-timePart-time
EpidemiologyFull-timePart-time
Genetic & Molecular EpidemiologyFull-timePart-time
Medical PsychologyFull-timePart-time
Health Decision SciencesFull-timePart-time
BiostatisticsFull-timePart-time
Public Health EpidemiologyFull-timePart-time

Curriculum Overview

Research Master in Health Sciences – 70 EC points – 2022 - 2024

Calendar

Course code

Course

EC

Aug 2022

ESP01

Principles of Research in Medicine and Epidemiology

0,7

Aug 2022

ESP11

Methods of Public Health Research

0,7

Aug 2022

ESP43

Principles of Genetic Epidemiology

0,7

Aug 2022

ESP61

Social Epidemiology

0,7

Aug 2022

ESP65

Practice of Epidemiology Analysis

0,7

Aug 2022

ESP70

Fundamentals of Medical Decision Making

0,7

Aug 2022

CK001

Review of Mathematics and Introduction to Statistics

1,0

Fall 2022

CK010

Study Design

4,0

Fall 2022

CK020

Biostatistics I

4,5

Fall 2022

CK030

Biostatistics II

4,5

Fall 2022

CK040

Clinical Epidemiology

3,0

Fall 2022

CK050

Principles of Public Health

3,0

Jan 2023

CK060

Selected Topics in Epidemiology

3,0

Fall 2022

CK070

Core competences exam

1,0

Winter-spring 2024

LLS01

Introduction to Medical Writing

2,0

Sep 2022-Jul 2024

LLS04

Portfolio

1,1

Fall 2022-Jul 2023

LLS05

Intervision

0,4

Winter-spring 2023

LLS06

Scientific Integrity

0,3

Fall 2022

LLS07

Intercultural Communication

0,2

Fall 2022-Jul 2024

M-RES

Research

28,7

Jan 2023-Aug 2024

 

Elective courses****

10,0

TOTAL EC points

70,0

**** Students are allowed to exceed the amount of elective EX points by max 1.4 EC

This 13-month programme runs from August 2022 until August 2023 and can be followed part-time. Note that some courses need to be followed in a specific order as earlier courses are prerequisites for later courses

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