Medical Research into Clinical Practice

Faculty of Medicine VU

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 Faculty of Medicine VU 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. For Medical Bachelor VU/ students: apply before 1 April 2020. For more information check Canvas.
  • Foreign exchange students of VU partner universities who wish to apply for one of these tracks need to have completed at least 90 EC in a relevant program like for example biomedical sciences, psychobiology, technical medicine or biopharmaceutical sciences. In addition, it is essential that you have a good command of the English language. Please mind that some tracks are only open to medical students, and acceptance also depends on the availability of sufficient spots. For acceptance and registration into a minor, exchange students must always contact the Incoming Exchange Team: incoming@vu.nl. International exchange students should be selected and proposed by the international offices of the partner universities.
  • 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 your level of English is sufficient (at least VWO level). Please mind that some tracks are only open to medical students and acceptance also depends on the availability of sufficient spots. To apply send an e-mail to bachelor.info@vumc.nl before 1 April 2020.

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 Faculty of Medicine VU 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. For Medical Bachelor VU/ students: apply before 1 April 2020. For more information check Canvas.
  • Foreign exchange students of VU partner universities who wish to apply for one of these tracks need to have completed at least 90 EC in a relevant program like for example biomedical sciences, psychobiology, technical medicine or biopharmaceutical sciences. In addition, it is essential that you have a good command of the English language. Please mind that some tracks are only open to medical students, and acceptance also depends on the availability of sufficient spots. For acceptance and registration into a minor, exchange students must always contact the Incoming Exchange Team: incoming@vu.nl. International exchange students should be selected and proposed by the international offices of the partner universities.
  • 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 your level of English is sufficient (at least VWO level). Please mind that some tracks are only open to medical students and acceptance also depends on the availability of sufficient spots. To apply send an e-mail to bachelor.info@vumc.nl before 1 April 2020.

Further information

Attention: International exchange students should be selected and proposed by the international offices of the partner universities.

If you need more information on the minor, for example on its content, learning outcomes and assessment methods, please visit our Faculty of Medicine VU website and select the minor of your choice.

Contact    
Please contact us at bachelor.info@vumc.nl if you have any more questions regarding our minor.

Samenvatting Medical Research into Clinical Practice

Taal

Engels

Duur

1 semester (24/30 EC)

StartDatum

2 september 2020

Interessegebied

Gezondheid en Beweging

Faculteit

Geneeskunde (VUmc)

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