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Health and Life Sciences

Major specialisation: Health and Life Sciences
Major specialisation: Health and Life Sciences

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The scope of this specialisation ranges from cell biology to human physiology, immunology, microbiology, neurobiology and other important areas in human biology, and their relevance for health and disease. Non-medical/biological perspectives on these topics are important to UCG, which encourages multidisciplinary approaches to problem solving, and these perspectives are part of the specialisation whenever appropriate. Students study the topics in this specialisation through small group lectures, working groups, journal clubs, laboratory practicals and self-study.

Within Health & Life Sciences recommendations for three different profiles are indicated: Neurosciences (NS) Life Science and Medicine (LSM) and Public Health (PH).

In the first year the course Health and Disease gives an introduction into this specialisation. Living Cell 1 and Biochemistry are founding courses that lay the foundation for the more in-depth courses in year 2 like Medical microbiology, Physiology, Immunology, Genetics and Cell Biology 2. The course Access to Medicine in a globalized world in combination with the University Minor More healthy Years in the third year is very well suited for students interested in Public Health. Students interested in Neurosciences students can combine the biomedical courses with more neuropsychology courses together with Social Sciences.

In the third year a capstone course Oncology provides many different perspectives of the specialisation. This specialisation is particularly aimed at UCG students who wish to pursue research masters in the biomedical field or in health sciences. There is also the possibility of entrance into the pre-master of Medicine (in Dutch).

During the programme, the tutors at UCG and the other faculties can offer information and guidance with respect to the choices for research master programmes and provide information on the various admission criteria for these masters. This information is also important when choosing particular elective courses within or outside of UCG and when choosing a bachelor thesis topic.

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