Full course description
During this 30-week internship, students participate in ongoing scientific research at UM , at other knowledge centres in the Netherlands/Belgium, or in other countries (see below). The internship is prepared during course 2.1. A practical, hands-on experience, it offers students a unique opportunity to gain experience in independently carrying out a research project which they personally designed. The length of the training period ensures the acquisition of valuable, in- depth experience, necessary for students’ development into independent researchers.Internships can consist of subjects related to clinical diagnostics and therapy of chronic diseases, relationship between exogenous circumstances and chronic diseases, topics relating to cancer or developmental biology, depending on the speciality of the student and his/her interests.
Students work individually and take part in ongoing research projects, supervised by a researcher. In this framework, they also participate in the regular meetings of the relevant research team. Further, they return to the university during the internship period to present their progress and comment on other students’ projects. The internship period concludes with a final presentation at the Mosa Conference to the other students as well as supervisors/examiners/experts. The final internship report is prepared in the form of an extensive scientific paper, which constitutes the master’s thesis. The optional courses are integrated into the internship period.
Objectives (Applying) knowledge and understanding:
- Ability to carry out a research project independently in a research environment
- Experience in adhering to a research plan (in terms of content and time management)
- Experience in problem solving during research
- Ability to revise or set up follow-up research (adjusted to the results obtained)
- Ability to process, interpret and report results
- Active participation in regular discussions in the research environment
- Ability to present and discuss interim and final results to and with colleagues and supervisors
Science Research Writing: A Guide for Non-Native Speakers of English by Hilary Glasman-Deal http://www.vsnu.nl/files/documenten/Domeinen/Onderzoek/Code_wetenschapsb eoefening_2004_(2012).pdf (in Dutch)
- R. Shiri - Sverdlov
- J. Theys