Practicum Ontwikkelingsbiologie Biomedische Wetenschappen in Utrecht

Students in the degree programmes in the Faculty of Medicine spend a great deal of time studying in UMC Utrecht. UMC Utrecht is responsible for the teaching provided to students in the hospital.

Teaching, education and training is one of the core tasks of UMC Utrecht. This task involves developing, coordinating and implementing high-quality, leading degree programmes and other training courses in health care and life sciences. The degree programmes build a bridge between academic knowledge and the patient.

The academic programmes are:

  • Medicine (Dutch) - leading international award student involvement won September 2015
  • Biomedical Sciences (Bachelor, Dutch)
  • Biomedical Sciences (Master, English)
  • Clinical Health Sciences: the Master's programmes Clinical Language, Speech and Hearing Sciences,  Physiotherapy Science and Nursing Sciences (Dutch)
  • Selective Utrecht Medical Master (SUMMA) - ranked as the best Master's programme in the Netherlands in the Keuzegids Masters 2015

The UMC Utrecht Academie offers non-academic work-study programmes, nursing and midwifery programmes, continuous training and development, and refresher courses. One such programme which recently started is Pediatric Oncology. In September 2015 a new postgraduate course in pediatric oncology started. This course has been developed together with the Princess Maxima Centre for pediatric oncology.

Our aim is to be a leader in innovation in education. The innovative programme Onbegrensd Leren (‘unlimited learning’) is dedicated to the smarter application of online learning.

Another example of innovative education is the unique international Master's programme, Biofabrication, a collaboration with three universities outside the Netherlands, which started in September 2015. This is the world's first Master's programme in which students study the technology used to create tissues, including 3D bioprinting.

Special programmes are also available for students of Medicine, Biomedical Sciences (Bachelor) and Biomedical Sciences (Master) who are looking for an extra challenge during their degree programme.

Visit the Utrecht University website for more information on the Bachelor's programmes Biomedical Sciences and Medicine.

For more information on the Master's programmes Clinical Health Sciences, Biomedical Sciences and Medicine, go to the Master's site.

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