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Bachelor

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).

Every year, approximately 100 enthusiastic first-year students will join each of the four communities. As students will stay in the same community for the duration of the Bachelor’s programme, after three years, the communities will comprise 300 students.

Why set up communities in this Bachelor’s programme?

Every year, 410 students embark on the Bachelor’s programme in Medicine. This is a large group. Personal contact between students, and between students and lectures (or supervisors), is essential in the Medicine degree programme. This is why the University of Groningen introduced a system of problem-based instruction in 2000, whereby small groups of 10-12 students worked together on a case, under the supervision of a lecturer. In 2014, we are going a step further by introducing four communities to stimulate contact between students, and between students and members of staff, alongside the existing problem-based instruction in tutor groups. In addition to a solid basic programme, each community will spend time examining a theme that is expected to play an important part in healthcare in 2020. This will help you get to grips with an in-depth topic that interests you and will be relevant to the future.s

Short description of Learning Community tasks.

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