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Medicine, profile Molecular Medicine

Programma

  • 1e jaar

    Students work on a specific assignment, or task, for a period of three weeks. Each task revolves around a medical theme, such as Genetics, Oncology, Infection, Metabolism, etc. Throughout the year students cover approximately 12 tasks. Typically, students work in small groups of 2, 5 or 10 students on a task. Each task is supervised by an expert teacher.

    Example Task 1 Genetics: In a lab students isolate DNA, amplify this by PCR and compare the DNA sequence from a healthy person with the mutant allele from a patient. They use computer tools to identify the disease mutation, and write a letter to the patient in which they explain in simple wording what they have found and what this means for the patient and his or her relatives.

    Example Task 2 Oncology: Students are divided in groups of 10 students. Under supervision of a cancer expert, each group is assigned a tumor suppressor or oncogene. Five students study the molecular events on how mutations in these genes can cause cancer, while the other 5 students study treatment options. Collectively, the group produces a poster which is presented in a minisymposium.

    De studenten werken gedurende drie weken aan een specifieke opdracht (taak). Elke taak draait om een medisch thema zoals genetica, oncologie, infectie, stofwisseling, enzovoort. De studenten werken ongeveer twaalf taken per jaar uit, gewoonlijk in kleine groepen van twee, vijf of tien studenten. Elke groep wordt begeleid door een deskundige docent.

    Voorbeeldtaak 1 – Genetica. In het lab isoleren de studenten DNA, vermeerderen dit met behulp van PCR en vergelijken de DNA-sequentie van een gezond individu met het mutant allele van een patiënt. Ze gebruiken computerprogramma's om de afwijkende mutatie te identificeren en schrijven een brief aan de patiënt waarin ze in eenvoudige taal hun bevindingen uitleggen en wat dit betekent voor de patiënt en zijn of haar verwanten.

    Voorbeeldtaak 2 – Oncologie. De studenten worden verdeeld in groepjes van tien. Onder begeleiding van een kankerdeskundige gaat elke groep aan de slag met een tumorsuppressor- of tumoroncogen. Vijf studenten bestuderen op moleculair niveau hoe mutaties in het gen kanker kunnen veroorzaken. De andere vijf studenten verdiepen zich in de behandelmogelijkheden. De gehele groep maakt een poster die gepresenteerd wordt op een minisymposium.

Programma-opties

  • Junior Scientific Masterclass (JSM) (honoursprogramma)

    The Junior Scientifi Masterclass was set up in 1999.

    The purpose of JSM is providing medical students who were interested in doing scientific research extra opportunities in addition to the regular degree programme.

    The ideal is to ensure that in the future more medical doctors will do clinical research as well as taking care of their patients. At present there is a great shortage of physician-scientists.

Studeren in het buitenland

  • Studeren in het buitenland is facultatief

(Bindend) studieadvies

  • Minimaal 45 EC in de eerste 12 maanden (bindend)

You will be offered study advice after the first year of study. You can expect a positive result if you have earned more than 45 ECTS credit points (out of a total of 60 ECTS). If you have earned fewer than 45 ECTS and are issued a negative result, you will not be allowed to continue with your degree programme.

You will receive preliminary study advice in December to make sure that you know where you stand. Please contact your study advisor as soon as possible if you have any questions about the BSA system.

N.B. Some degree programmes use a tutoring system; please check with your study advisor.

You will be offered study advice after first year of study. You can expect a positive result if you have earned more than 45 ECTS credit points (out of a total of 60 ECTS). If you have earned fewer than 45 ECTS and are issued a negative result, you will not be allowed to continue with your degree programme.

You will receive preliminary study advice in December to make sure that you know where you stand. Please contact your study advisor as soon as possible if you have any questions about the BSA system. N.B. Some degree programmes use a tutoring system; please check with your study advisor.

Waarom in Groningen?

Would you like to help patients and treat diseases? Perhaps as a doctor or a medical researcher? In this Bachelor programme you prepare yourself to do just that.

This three-year Bachelor programme offers you all you need for a career in Medicine. As a medical student you gain a lot of theoretical knowledge. In addition, you develop people skills and learn to work under pressure.

In this programme you learn through interaction with people. From the onset, you meet patients. Through their cases you are introduced to all medical disciplines. Independently or in small groups you work on assignments. And during a two-week internship you experience the everyday practice of a hospital ward.

In September 2014, we started a new teaching programme, G2020. G2020 has four learning communities, each with about 100 students. The context of learning differs in each community: 'Sustainable Care', 'Intramural Care', 'Molecular Medicine or 'Global Health'. You choose in advance which community appeals to you the most, and if you are selected you follow your entire Bachelor programme within that community. All communities lead to the same Bachelor degree certificate. After the Bachelor phase, students from all four learning communities enter the Master programme together, and if all goes well you leave university after six years as a physician (basisarts).

Only a limited number of students is accepted to the Bachelor degree in Medicine. Admission is obtained through decentralized selection. Make sure you register in time for this procedure.

Kenmerken van het Groninger curriculum zijn:een probleemgestuurd programma waarin de patient en de student centraal staan. Van studenten wordt veel zelfstandigheid en eigen activiteit verwacht.

Welke vier Learning Communities?

Veel dingen die je tijdens de bachelor geneeskunde leert zijn in alle vier de learning communities gelijk (de algemeen medische problematiek), het verschil zit in het verdiepende deel. Bij de keuze van de thema's voor de vier learning communities zijn we uitgegaan van de (verwachte) ontwikkelingen in de zorg en de speerpunten van het UMCG. Je kiest de learning community die het best bij jouw belangstelling past. Om de juiste student met de juiste community te matchen is het belangrijk dat je je verdiept in de focus van de learning communities. De focus bepaalt de invalshoek voor de verdieping van de medische problematiek en varieert van “breed-generalistisch” tot “verdiepend specialistisch”.

De vier learning communities zijn:

  • Global Health (Engelstalig, breed)
  • Duurzame zorg (Nederlandstalig, breed)
  • Intramurale zorg (Nederlandstalig, specialistisch)
  • Molecular Medicine (Engelstalig, specialistisch)
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