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Master of Biomedical Sciences


Master of Biomedical Sciences

Universiteit Hasselt - Knowledge in action

CLINICAL MOLECULAR SCIENCES

This specialization emphasises on the acquisition of knowledge, insight and practical skills with regard to the molecular basis of human disease. The central themes of the curriculum are molecular mechanisms of disease and molecular diagnostics and therapy in disease.

This programme is jointly organized with Maastricht University.

Students learn how to obtain new scientific knowledge in the field of molecular life sciences and how to apply this knowledge, e.g. for prevention, diagnosis and therapy. The master programme integrates teaching and training within the scope of cross-border molecular biomedical research and the opportunity for students to participate in this ongoing research.

This unique master degree programme focuses on state-of-theart methodology, knowledge, insight and academic skills, enabling graduates to unravel the molecular mechanisms of health and disease as independent researchers.

The central themes of the specialization Clinical Molecular Sciences of the Master of Biomedical Sciences at Hasselt University are molecular mechanisms of disease and molecular diagnostics and therapy in disease, e.g. immunological diseases, cardiology, neurology, oncology. This programme is jointly organized with Maastricht University. Students learn how to obtain new scientific knowledge in the field of molecular life sciences and how to apply this knowledge, e.g. for prevention, diagnosis and therapy of disease.

EDUCATIONAL CONCEPT:
In view of the international profile of this degree programme, English language syllabi and textbooks are being used throughout. The block courses are based on lectures, assignments, ‘guided self study’ focusing on recent publications in leading scientific journals (journal clubs) and laboratory training in an internship. The educational team has an international and multidisciplinary profile and consists of professors and senior scientists of both Hasselt University and Maastricht University, complemented by experts from independent research institutions.