Bachelor Biomedical Sciences
If you have choosen for the bachelor Biomedical Sciences (BMS) you will naturally obtain the general skills necessary for the development, expedition and description of scientific research. For instance, in ‘Project 2’ (year 1) you will study the origin, development and treatment of a disease with an emphasis on obtaining the necessary searching, reading and writing skills. In the courses ‘Research methods’ and ‘Statistics & epidemiology’ (year 2) you will get acquainted with a complete research cycle and the application of statistical methods in biomedical laboratory research. Although these courses are directed at obtaining and applying general scientific skills there are, during the bachelor, numerous opportunities to develop yourself according to personal interests.
Are you interested in the background, origin and detection of cardiovascular diseases? In ‘Medical imaging techniques’ (year 1) the different imaging techniques and their applications are discussed. The elective course ‘Organ systems’ (year 2) provides you with general knowledge on anatomy and function of heart and vessels and familiarizes you with the most common cardiovascular disorders. During ‘Hemostasis, thrombosis and red blood cells’ recent developments on hemostasis and the origin of thrombosis are educated. In the third year diverse aspects of cardiovascular disorders are extensively discussed in the elective courses ‘Cardiac pathophysiology’, ‘Vascular biology’, ‘Pathology’, ‘Molecular pathology’ and ‘Regenerative medicine’. Experience with cardiovascular research you can acquire during the ‘Research project’. So, it is very well possible during the bachelor to follow a cardiovascular “track” according to interest.
Master Biomedical Sciences
Also by selectively choosing a master Biomedical Sciences programme it is possible to further develop yourself in the cardiovascular field. Are you for instance interested in the molecular basis of diseases in general, then the master programme ‘Biology of disease’ may be the programme of choice. Are you more interested in the epidemiological approach of different diseases, then the master programme ‘Epidemiology’ would be more suitable. If you are fascinated by the possibility to regenerate failing body parts by stem cells or cultured body cells, the master programme ‘Regenerative Medicine and Technology’ provides you with all present-day possibilities and recent developments. Within these three master programmes there are ample opportunities via selective courses and research projects to expand your knowledge and practical expertise in the cardiovascular field. In the Center for Circulatory Health numerous studies, both clinical and experimental, are being performed using the expertise from these different research disciplines.