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Interprofessional and international research project34657/4115/1819/1/38
Study guide

Interprofessional and international research project

Academic year 2018-19
Is found in:
  • English programme for Health, Education and Welfare, programme stage 3
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 3 credits
Weight: 3,00
Total study time: 81,00 hours
Possible deadlines for learning account: 01.12.2018 ()

Organisation of education

Teaching Activities, Learning Activities, Assessment Activities
Lecture2,00 hours
Self-study42,00 hours
Seminar22,00 hours
Supervised independent work15,00 hours
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Re-sit exam: is possible.
It is not possible to enrol in this course unit under
  • exam contract (to obtain a credit).
  • exam contract (to obtain a degree).
Teaching Staff: Timmers Sofie
Language course: No
Languages: English
Scheduled for: Semester 1


We can motivate why we include this course unit in the study program.
Interprofessional and International Research Project is an optional course in the third year of the curriculum. The goal of this course is improving the oral and written skills of the English language of the students by means of literature research on a biomedical topic regarding the ongoing research project(s) in the department of biomedical science.

A specific training in speaking and writing scientific English is a true benefit for students who will be employed in biomedical laboratories and pharmaceutical industries. In this course they will be prepared to understand and to use the English language, which is the international scientific language. This course will enable the students to work in an international environment. This course is also an interesting preparation for the following internship and for the writing of the bachelor thesis.


The course unit comprises the following parts:
Learning an academic English vocabulary and dealing with common mistakes made by not native speaking people in English scientific literature
Dealing with scientific literature concerning the ongoing research project(s)
Writing an abstract
Giving an English presentation about the ongoing research project(s)
Following an English scientific lesson or seminar and making a report

Order of enrolment

There are no prerequisites for this course.


The arrangements regarding prerequisites applied for this course unit are in the Faculty’s educational and examination regulations.

Final objectives

Domain-specific Learning Outcome 1
Professional bachelor students of Bio-Medical Laboratory Technology plan their activities autonomously and carry out their tasks within a set time frame systematically and efficiently.

Domain-specific Learning Outcome 8
Professional bachelor students of Bio-Medical Laboratory Technology submit clear and correct reports on research data, analysis results, projects and processing of scientific literature, using the appropriate biomedical specialist terminology in languages other than Dutch.

Organisation of education

An interactive lecture
Tutorial: exercises
Tutorial - forms of interaction: group discussions and problem-solving discussions
Case-based teaching
Supervised independent work
Visit to a scientific congress/workshop/lesson
This course unit supports the possibility of implementation of international guest speakers and / or visits in an international context.

Cf. EER-Faculty Education, Health and Social Work 2018-2019 this course unit will only be organised if minimum 6 students are registrated

Study guidance

Guidance and instructions via the electronic learning environment
Peer evaluation
Peer support
Guidance and support during the exercises
Oral and written feedback


First examination period
Non-periodic evaluation (100% of the total marks)
Assessment of the individual contribution to the scientific vocabulary
Assessment of the written abstract (including peer assessment)
Assessment of the English presentation (peer assessment)
Assessment of the report of the English lesson or seminar
Cf. EER HoGhent 2018-2019 and EER-Faculty Education, Health and Social Work 2018-2019.
Second examination period
For the second examination period the students should correct and adjust their assignments of the first examination period.
Cf. EER HoGhent 2018-2019 and EER-Faculty Education, Health and Social Work 2018-2019

Study costs

The cost of the written study material is estimated at around 5 euro.
The cost for attended symposia can vary and is up to the personal choice of the students.

Key words

Scientific research