FHML Honours Programme

The FHML Honours programme is offered to a limited number of talented and highly motivated students from all fields of study within FHML. It is an extracurricular activity organised in year 2 and 3 of the bachelor curriculum, demanding 420 hours of study in the course of 18 months. During that time, honours students have elective courses, visit workshops/lectures and are actively involved in research projects dealing with recent developments in healthcare, medicine and life sciences; biomedical and social sciences, historical and philosophical disciplines will also play their part. Those projects are usually connected with a request from a company or institution in healtcare. Some examples are:

  • Living well with(out) dementia for the Alzheimer Centre Limburg
  • Beetroot juice to improve performance: harmful or healthy? for NOC*NSF (Dutch olympic Committee)
  • The paradox of medical marihuana for the Trimbos Institute
  • The first 500 days after conception: developmental origins of health and disease for the International Inflammation Network

The Honours programme aims to challenge talented students and will take participants out of the comfort zone of their own educational programme and discipline.

The programme's objective is for students to acquire skills in organising and accomplishing academic research, to acquire competences such as analysing, cooperating and leading a project, and to obtain a better understanding of the complexity of the relationship between science and society.