Training in Epidemiology in master of Biomedical Sciences (BMS)
Institute and place teaching programme:
Radboud University / Radboudumc, Nijmegen
Grade to be achieved:
Recognised training programme epidemiology:
Teaching programme for epidemiologist A:
Teaching programme for epidemiologist B:
Duration teaching programme (number of EC):
120 EC (incl. Epi A: 69 EC)
Intensity teaching programme:
Form of teaching programme:
Language teaching programme:
Average number of starters per year:
University bachelor's degree
- Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences Nijmegen or similar training nationally or internationally
- Or did Premaster Biomedical Sciences in Nijmegen
Number of EC for core courses:
Subjects of core courses:
BMS77 - Design of applied medical research.
BMS78 - Modern methods of data collection.
BMS47 - Biomarkers in population-based research.
BMS61 - Statistical modeling in medical research.
BMS81 - Applied medical research and society
BMS59 - Prediction models and machine learning.
Number of EC elective courses:
Subjects elective courses:
BMS16 - Causal inference in observational research.
BMS17 - Hands-on: Genome data association studies.
BMS48 - Clinical trials.
BMS56 - Health Outcome measures.
BMS60 - Human risk assessment.
BMS66 - Reproductive Epidemiology and toxicology.
BMS84 - Longitudinal and multilevel data analyses.
BMS87 - Applied infectious disease epidemiology.
The epidemiology program (minimum 69 EC) is embedded in the Biomedical Sciences (BMS) master's program (two years, 120 EC). There is much freedom of choice to design the BMS master's degree according to your own interests ("Design your own master"). The master BMS has 7 specializations (Epidemiology, Clinical human movement sciences, drug savety & toxicology, Health Technology Assessment, Immunology & host defense, medical neuroscience, molecular medicine) and 3 profiles (research, consultancy, communication). More than 70 Biomedical sciences courses are offered, and all students do at least 2 internships (with a total of 60 EC minimum). Because the full master's BMS is 120 EC, students are always educated more broadly than just in epidemiology.
The epidemiology program includes 6 core courses (mandatory), as well as many electives. A minimum of 3 elective courses will be chosen from a list of 8 options. In addition, there are opportunities to fill free space with an epidemiological literature thesis, a second epidemiology internship, additional elective courses in epidemiology or courses in a related discipline (such as health technology assessment, health policy or health communication).