Does a career in Medical Biology appeal to you? Do you want to learn all about the biological processes that are going on in the human body? Apply for the minor Medical Biology! This programme is also available as an exchange semester.
The programme Medical Biology is open to students from the Hanze UAS, students from other universities or universities of applied sciences in the Netherlands and students from abroad.
During this programme you will learn about the cells in the human body and their different biological processes in more detail. For instance, about the two major pathways for triggering the blood clotting cascade, the pathology of our kidneys and livers and how autoimmunity and vaccines work.
Besides the theoretical modules, there is a large project in the laboratory. These projects differ from student to student, but are strongly linked to ongoing health-related research at the Research Centre Biobased Econnomy (KCBBE). Examples are the development of cell-based bioassays, antimicrobial activity of anthocyanins and the study of signal transduction pathways linked.
3 ECTS, Course code: BOVH19RCELB2 This module is all about the animal cell as the smalles specific unit of a tissue or organism. It is all about gaining insight into the cellular and molecular mechanisms that translate extracellular influences to intracellular signals and subsequently in a cellular respons. Students will also dive deeper into the scientific literature on one of the pathways and develop a real lesson in a flip-the-classroom setting. The exact subjects of this assignment will be chosen to fit the practical course.
3 ECTS, Course code: BOVH19RPATH2 The module Pathology focusses on the pathology of organs. On the basis of several patient cases you will learn about the heart, lungs, liver, kidney, endocrine pancreas and the bowel. You will learn how these different organs work and what happens in the human body if (part of) the organ does not work properly anymore. During the course you will also engage in a group assignment.
8 ECTS, Course code: BOVH22RLABMB11 As indicated before, the minor has also a strong practical component (laboratory course), in which students work in couples on a specific project. The laboratory course is divided in two parts, which are respectively 8 and 7 ECTS. The projects introduced in the minor Medical Biology have a strong link to ongoing research within Hanze University of Applied Sciences. The main aim is to (independently) work on a student project within the framework (boundaries) of a specific research project.
1 ECTS, Course code: BOVH22RIAC1 Study support and career preparation
5 ECTS, Course code: BOVH22RHEMAT In this module, you will get an introduction of hematology in scientific and (medical) diagnostic research. You will learn how blood cells form under normal circumstances and use several techniques to analyse the cells, but also see blood cells during malicious disorders. Stem cell transplants and blood transfusion are also covered as well as the subjects erythropoiesis, anemia, blood clotting and thrombosis.
3 ECTS, Course code: BOVH22RHEMAT In this module, you will learn about immune reactions. Immune reactions are meant to remove unwanted intruders from our body, but in some cases the immune system reacts fiercely to certain substances (allergic reactions) or the own body (auto-immune diseases). These pathological immune reactions are the focus of this module. Vaccin development and the mucosal immune system is also covered.
7 ECTS, Course code: BOVH22RLABMB12 As indicated before, the minor has a strong practical component (laboratory course), in which students work in couples on a specific project. The laboratory course is divided in two parts, which are respectively 8 and 7 ECTS. The projects introduced in the minor Medical Biology have a strong link to ongoing research within Hanze University of Applied Sciences. The main aim is to (independently) work on a student project within the framework (boundaries) of a specific research project.
This minor is available for everyone from the Biological and Medical Research programme who has aquired 60 EC from the propaedeutic phase, and passed the practical courses from themes 1 to 8. You can sign up via Osiris, up to 4 weeks before the start of the minor.
To enter this exchange minor, you must have completed two or three years of a bachelor's programme in the field of (molecular) Biology, Biotechnology or Biochemistry, or comparable. We also require a CEFR level of B2 or higher. You can apply for this exchange semester via our International Office, more information can be found on the Exchange Application page (see contact tab for a direct link).
Students (Medical) Biology from an other another university or university of applied sciences can apply for this minor via the website Kies op Maat: www.kiesopmaat.nl.