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Observational internship and (international) project30595/4115/1819/1/58
Study guide

Observational internship and (international) project

Academic year 2018-19
Is found in:
  • English programme for Health, Education and Welfare, programme stage 2
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 5 credits
Weight: 5,00
Total study time: 130,00 hours
Possible deadlines for learning account: 15.03.2019 ()

Organisation of education

Teaching Activities, Learning Activities, Assessment Activities
Lecture2,00 hours
Self-study64,00 hours
Seminar24,00 hours
Supervised independent work40,00 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).
Co-ordinator: Dooms Pascale
Other teaching staff: Bens Ann, Willems An
Language course: No
Languages: English
Scheduled for: Semester 2


In project based teaching students take responsibility for learning while the teacher takes up the role of coach, facilitating the learning process of the students and giving support in case of problems.
As the projects is based on a realistic problem in biomedical research, as encountered in real life situations, students need to use knowledge and skills that were acquired in all previously followed courses. They work in team, making it necessary to develop good communication and coöperation skills.

International, English speaking students can participate in a projectgroup.

The work placement in this course aimes familiarizing students with the different domains of the work field, in order to facilitate a deliberate choice for the final internship of the training.


This course consists of the following parts:

Project based group work
internship: observation

Order of enrolment

There are no prerequisites for this course.


The rules on sequentiality that apply for this course are stipulated in the teaching and examination regulations of the faculty (FOER).

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 2
Professional bachelor students of Bio-Medical Laboratory Technology carry out biomedical laboratory activities in a substantiated manner autonomously, reliably and critically. They establish problems, report them and contribute to an acceptable solution.
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.
Domain-specific Learning Outcome 9
Professional bachelor students of Bio-Medical Laboratory Technology communicate adequately with the target groups. They collaborate in a team constructively and respectfully within an intra- and inter-professional context.
Domain-specific Learning Outcome 10
Professional bachelor students of Bio-Medical Laboratory Technology make an active contribution to the practical completion of biomedical, scientific research on the basis of scientific sources and current developments.
BLT-HoGent-specific Learning Outcome 11
Professional bachelor students of Bio-Medical Laboratory Technology constantly reflect on their own performance, analyse their learning needs and autonomously translate these into initiatives for professionalizing their jobs.

Organisation of education

Group discussions
Roll play
Lab work

Observational internship

Study guidance

Supervision, supervised intervision and coaching


First evaluation period
Non-periodic evaluation (100% of the marks)
self- and peer assessment

Second evaluation period
An analogous evaluation is organized during the resits.
A second chance evaluation for non-periodic evaluation during the second evaluation period is excluded. The results of the non-periodical evaluation of the first evaluation are retained.

Cf. EER HoGent (2018-2019) and EER-Faculty Education, Health and Social Work (2018-2019).

Study costs

The cost of study material and printing of paper and poster is estimated at 20 euro.
The cost of the excursion is estimated at 100 euro.
Other studycost is estimated at 60 euro: a mandatory fireproof labcoat and lab material. The real price depends on de actual price of the obliged material and other obliged activities.

Key words

Project in biomedical research, group work, communication skills