During the Master year 18-19

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FOS Courses
Frontiers of Science (FOS) Courses

E-guide overview: studiegids.leidenuniv.nl/~/
Schedule: www.lumc.nl/~/

Planning of the FOS courses in the study year can be found on Blackboard module BW master general info, click at left bar ‘general info, planning..‘, scroll to item ‘planning 17-18‘, see Course calendar.

Blackboard module: FOS - You will be enrolled by the student administration
Information on enrolment etc.: masterbms-courses@lumc.nl

A minimum of 12 ects in FOS courses is compulsory for all master students. Courses are planned throughout the whole study year and you can choose from numerous courses.
Courses are full-time and consist a.o. of lectures, workgroups, practicals and self-study. As these courses are organised for small groups of students, all meetings are compulsory. Your presence is essential for the success of the course! Enrolment in FOS courses is always via the student administration.

In July of each study year placement in courses starts via the FOS-lottery. Information will be given via Blackboard: do not miss it!

Enrolment means participation. Withdrawal from a course is possible up to 2 months prior to the start date of the course, but should be avoided as much as possible.
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Career orientation
E-guide: studiegids.leidenuniv.nl/~/

An overview and all forms is provided via the Blackboard modules Career Orientation study-year 16-17, Career Orientation study-year 17-18 or Career Orientation study-year 18-19. You will be enrolled in the module of your starting year by the student administration.
Career orientation (1 ects for 16-17 and 17-18; 2 ects for 18-19) is a compulsory component for all master students and consists of various parts that have to be planned by yourself.
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JRP1
Junior Research Project 1 (JRP1)

E-guide: studiegids.leidenuniv.nl/~/

JRP1 is a compulsory component for all master students. All internship projects have to be approved by the Master Internship Committee (MIC) prior to the start of your internship. Your application for approval has to be submitted 4 weeks prior to your starting date. The on-line system KL-app is used for application, evaluation and assessment of JRP1. You can obtain your account via klapp.lumc.nl/~/.

Information on the application form etc., including guidelines, can be found on the Blackboard module BW master general info. Click on left bar: ’...profile’, scroll to item Information regarding JRP1.

All correspondence and questions to the MIC go via:
research-project@lumc.nl

Rules and Regulations can be found here.
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JPR2
Junior Research Project 2 (JRP2) for all specialisations

E-guide: studiegids.leidenuniv.nl/~/

JRP2 is a compulsory component for all master students. All internship projects have to be approved by the Master Internship Committee (MIC) prior to the start of your internship. Your application for approval has to be submitted 4-6 weeks prior to your starting date (depends on your specialisation). The on-line system KL-app is used for application, evaluation and assessment of JRP2 Research and JRP2 Health. You can obtain your account via klapp.lumc.nl/~/.

JRP2 Management and Communcation are applied via research-project@lumc.nl (see info on Blackboard)
Example of Application form etc. , including guidelines, can be found on Blackboard module BW master general info. Click on left bar: ’specialisaton’, scroll to item Information regarding JRP2.

Rules and Regulations can be found here.

JRP2 varies in length, depending on your specialisation. JRP2 should differ from JRP1.

You have to write a proposal prior to the start of your internship (separate ects), thus plan ahead and mail your JRP2 application form in time.

Please contact the programme director Dr. J. v.d. Zee when you plan to follow the Management, Communication or Education specialisation. She will be the internal supervisor for your Management and Communication internship and has to be contacted at least 2 months for your intended starting date.
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Scientific review
E-guide: studiegids.leidenuniv.nl/~/

Examples of Application form etc. , including guidelines, can be found on Blackboard module BW master general info. Click on left bar: ’specialisation’, scroll to item Information regarding JRP2 and Scientific review (R specialisation) or elective area (M, C, H or E).

Questions should be mailed to the Master Internship Committee (MIC): research-project@lumc.nl

The scientific review (6 ects) is a compulsory part of the Research specialisation and can be an elective component of the other specialisations.
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Elective area
An overview of possibilities is provided via the Blackboard module BW master general info. Click on left bar: ‘Course, elective area...’, scroll to folder Elective area.

Depending on your specialisation, you have an elective area between 10—30 ects. Take notice of the fact that in the Management, Communication and Education specialisation at least 60 of your 120 ects should be related to a biomedical subject. The compulsory courses and JRP1 are included in the 60 ects.
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Electives organised by BMS
E-guide: studiegids.leidenuniv.nl/~/

Schedule of courses: www.lumc.nl/~/
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CIS
Communication in Science (CIS)

An overview is provided via the Blackboard module BW master general info. Click on left bar: CIS.

E-mail: j.f.osullivan@lumc.nl

CIS is closely involved in the guidance and assessment process of all reports, which means that you can discuss both JRP reports and the Scientific Review with one of the CIS tutors during the writing process. As soon as you have written the Introduction and Materials & Methods sections of your JRP report, you can contact CIS. One of the CIS tutors will discuss structure, language and argumentation with you.
CIS regularly organises workshops, which are announced via Blackboard, and is involved in the organisation.
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BMS Symposium
Info is provided via the Blackboard module BW master general info. Click on left bar: CIS and scroll to the item ‘Biomedical Sciences symposium’.

The Biomedical Sciences Symposium is an annual symposium during which master's students present results of their JRP1 or JRP2 to an audience of all biomedical bachelor's students.

The symposium always takes place on the first Friday of June. During the day, a large variety of research subjects is presented by all master students. The symposium is organized by CIS and a team of master students.
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Management, Communication and Education
Management specialisation: in collaboration with Business Studies at the Science Faculty
E-guide: studiegids.leidenuniv.nl/~/

Communication specialisation: in collaboration with Science, Communication and Society at the Science Faculty
E-guide: studiegids.leidenuniv.nl/~/

Education specialisation: in collaboration with ICLON
Website: universiteitleiden.nl/iclon

For all specialisations general info is provided on our Blackboard module BW master general info (left bar: ...profile).

Management courses (4 courses, total of 15 ects) are offered twice a year: September and February. Enrolment goes via a Business study form on Blackboard of the master or their website, at least 6 months for the starting date of the course. They also offer various elective courses (see Blackboard)

SCS courses start once a year in September and run until the end of December (total of 23 ects). Enrolment goes via mail address on their website, before June 1.

The Management and SCS courses are a compulsory part of each specialisation, but can also be followed in the elective area of the research specialisation.

The Education programme starts twice a year: September (enrolment before April 1) and February (enrolment before November 1).
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Tracks
Website LUMC research profiles: www.lumc.nl/~/

Info can be found on Blackboard module BW master general info. Click on left bar: ’research profile’, scroll to folder ‘info tracks...’.

In the research specialisation you can follow a track, which usually means that you specialize in your second master year in the research of one of the LUMCl research profiles. A track can result in a certificate.
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Prizes and Grants
There are student prizes for:

- Student Research Award: Best JRP1 report
The Board of Directors of the LUMC awards two yearly prizes for excellent research (one for Medical, one for BMS Students). Medical students must have done research in the context of the science internship and the master student Biomedical Sciences in the context of the Junior Research Project 1. The prize money must be spend on a studygoal (congress visit, courses, study books). Every student who scored a 8 1/2 or higher for the internship report will be approached by student administration. A jury judges the reports and the Board of Directors decides on awarding the prizes.

- Best research proposal JRP2 research: The M.F.L.S. board awards the yearly Heart of Biomedical Sciences Prize to the student that wrote the best research proposal during the master Biomedical Sciences. After approval of his/her proposal, the student can send his/her Research proposal to LidBW (MFLS) at LidBW@mfls.nl for participation in the competition for The Heart of Biomedical Sciences Prize. Include a short approval note by your project coordinator. This is a yearly event and the prize is awarded to the best proposal at the Biomedical Sciences Symposium in the first week of June. The proud winner will receive 500 euros, a certificate and a trophy!

Furthermore we have the BWplus master grant:
Information on this grant can be found in the Blackboard module of the master: general info
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Graduation
Rules, regulations and application forms can be found here.

Graduation is possible each month of the year, except in July. At the graduation ceremony you will give a 10 min presentation on your JRP2 and answer some questions from the graduation committee. This presentation should be suitable for a lay audience, i.e. your family and friends. Afterwards drinks are offered.
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Lab Animal Science
E-guide: studiegids.leidenuniv.nl/~/
Schedule: www.lumc.nl/~/

Mandatory 3 week course for students in the research specialization and organised by the Centre for Animal Science Leiden.