Medical Research into Clinical Practice

VUmc School of Medical Sciences

Medical Research into Clinical Practice

Performing medicine is mainly driven by evidence based medicine for treatments and evidence based practice of applied therapies and diagnostic test that are used. This evidence is mostly provided by medical scientific research. Within clinicians and medical students there is a growing awareness that medical research is the key to good clinical practice. Not only knowledge, but also practical experience is important. Because of this growing awareness, the minor Medical Research into Clinical Practice has been developed. The minor consists of two parts: theory and practice.

In the theoretical part, the students learn and discuss the background of medical research, on how to set-up, conduct and analyze medical research. All research starts with writing a solid research proposal. Fundamental statistics are explained as a tool to analyze your data and attention is paid on how to report the outcome in a scientific presentation.

In the practical part, the students will learn how to apply the theory in daily practice as they will perform medical research at a medical department in the VUmc (or of own choice of the student) which is imbedded in one of the research institutes of the Amsterdam UMC.

The final product of the medical research will be written during the Bachelor Thesis and results in a manuscript which might form the basis for a scientific publication.

The minor (24 or 30 EC) consist of two components: 
  • One of the 13 minor-modules (24 EC) of your choice
Tracks of 30 EC will be completed with a literature essay (6 EC).

Exchange students who wish to apply for one of these tracks need to have completed at least 90 EC in a relevant program like for example: medicine, biomedicine, psychobiology, technical medicine, medical biology, liberal arts & sciences or biopharmaceautical sciences.

Admission and registration

Incoming exchange students
The International Office is responsible for course approval and course registration for exchange students. For details about course registration, requirements, credits, semesters and so on, please visit the exchange programmes webpages. For acceptance and registration into a minor, exchange students must always contact the Incoming Exchange Team: incoming@vu.nl 

Semester in Amsterdam
The International Office is responsible for course approval and course registration for Semester in Amsterdam students. For details about course registration, requirements, credits, semesters and so on, please visit the Semester in Amsterdam webpages. For acceptance and registration into a minor program, Semester in Amsterdam students must always contact Semester in Amsterdam team: semesterinamsterdam@vu.nl. Or you can visit our 'How to Apply page'. Feel free to contact us with any remaining questions after reading the above information.

Admission and registration

Admission
The international minor VUmc is open to:

  • Medical bachelor students VU. You need to have completed the first bachelor year and acquire at least 30 EC in the second year (= at least 90 EC), where 18 EC is acquired in the first semester of the second year.
  • Foreign students of partner institutions of VU and VUmc. Exchange students who wish to apply for one of these tracks need to have completed the first bachelor year and acquire at least 30 EC in the second year (= at least 90 EC) in a relevant academic (university) program like for example: medicine, biomedicine, psychobiology, technical medicine, medical biology, liberal arts & sciences or biopharmaceutical sciences. In addition, it is vital that you know the English language (at least on VWO level).
  • Third year BSc VU students in Biomedical Sciences, Health and Life Sciences (major clinical sciences or major biomedical sciences), Medical Natural Sciences and the beta track Amsterdam University College can also enroll. You need to have completed the first bachelor year and acquire at least 30 EC in the second year (= at least 90 EC). In addition, it is vital that you know the English language (at least on VWO level).

Registration
To register, send an e-mail to bachelor.info@vumc.nl. Please make your choice for three minor-modules and select first, second and third choice. International exchange students should be selected and proposed by the international offices of the partner universities.

Incoming exchange students
The International Office is responsible for course approval and course registration for exchange students. For details about course registration, requirements, credits, semesters and so on, please visit the exchange programmes webpages. For acceptance and registration into a minor, exchange students must always contact the Incoming Exchange Team: incoming@vu.nl 

Semester in Amsterdam
The International Office is responsible for course approval and course registration for Semester in Amsterdam students. For details about course registration, requirements, credits, semesters and so on, please visit the Semester in Amsterdam webpages. For acceptance and registration into a minor program, Semester in Amsterdam students must always contact Semester in Amsterdam team: semesterinamsterdam@vu.nl. Or you can visit our 'How to Apply page'. Feel free to contact us with any remaining questions after reading the above information.

Admission and registration

Admission
The international minor VUmc is open to:

  • Medical bachelor students VU. You need to have completed the first bachelor year and acquire at least 30 EC in the second year (= at least 90 EC), where 18 EC is acquired in the first semester of the second year.
  • Foreign students of partner institutions of VU and VUmc. Exchange students who wish to apply for one of these tracks need to have completed the first bachelor year and acquire at least 30 EC in the second year (= at least 90 EC) in a relevant academic (university) program like for example: medicine, biomedicine, psychobiology, technical medicine, medical biology, liberal arts & sciences or biopharmaceutical sciences. In addition, it is vital that you know the English language (at least on VWO level).
  • Third year BSc VU students in Biomedical Sciences, Health and Life Sciences (major clinical sciences or major biomedical sciences), Medical Natural Sciences and the beta track Amsterdam University College can also enroll. You need to have completed the first bachelor year and acquire at least 30 EC in the second year (= at least 90 EC). In addition, it is vital that you know the English language (at least on VWO level).

Registration
To register, send an e-mail to bachelor.info@vumc.nl. Please make your choice for three minor-modules and select first, second and third choice. International exchange students should be selected and proposed by the international offices of the partner universities.

Questions about the programme

If you have detailed questions about the contents of the programme, please contact

Maybritt Stal | bachelor.info@vumc.nl


Overview Medical Research into Clinical Practice

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION

English

DURATION

1 semester (24/30 EC)

START DATE

2 september 2019

FIELD OF INTEREST

Health and Movement

FACULTY

Medicine (VUmc)