Master in Biomedical Sciences – Specialisation Medical Neurosciences

Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Learning type(s): In Person

Language(s): English, Dutch

Duration: 2 years

Degrees available: MSc

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Domains: Cell Biology and Cell Types, Circuit Dynamics and Oscillations, Cognition and Neural Network, Computational and Theoretical Neuroscience, Excitability and Plasticity, Motivation, Emotion and Behaviour, Neurodegenerative Disorders and Pathological Aging, Neurogenesis and Development, Neurons and Glia: Intrinsic Properties, Cell Biology and Cell Types, Other Brain Diseases, Ischemia, Stroke, Injury, Psychiatric and Cognitive Disorders, Sensory Systems, Synaptic Integration, Excitability and Plasticity

Subdomains: Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, Animal behaviour, Animal models, Anxiety and Fear-based Disorders, Associative, non-associative, and skill learning, Astrocyte-neuron interactions, Attention and Perception, Autism spectrum, Brain connectivity, Brain vasculature, Cell types, Cognitive development and aging, Cognitive function, imaging and biomarkers, Developmental disorders, EEG, Embryonic stem cells, induced pluripotent stem cells, Epigenetic mechanisms, Excitation/inhibition balance, fMRI and PET, HPA axis, Ischemia, Learning and memory, Molecular and cellular mechanisms, Motor control, Motor disorders, Neuroimmunology, Psychiatric disorders, Sleep: circuits, network activity, and behaviour, Stress and the brain, Tactile/somatosensory system, Therapeutic strategies

With the Master in Biomedical Sciences at the Radboudumc you will get a thorough understanding of the molecular, individual and/or population aspects of human health and disease and learn to conduct scientific research independently. The master’s programme allows you to construct a curriculum that meets your research interests and career goals. We offer a broad range of over 80 different biomedical courses from which you can choose as well as internships and a literature thesis.

Part of the courses belong to our 7 specializations, one of which is the Medical Neuroscience specialization, and 3 career profiles. The courses assembled in a these specialisation and profiles are aligned in terms of structure and content/level build-up.

During the master’s programme you will perform at least 2 internships providing you with ample opportunity to develop your professional/academic skills.

Facts about Specialisation Medical Neuroscience
Who is organizing this? The Medical Neuroscience Specialisation in the BMS master is strongly embedded to the Donders Center for Medical Neuroscience (DCMN) and spans translational neuroscientific topics from fundamental to applied and clinical science. Experts from the DCMN have organized over 20 courses that span the medical neurosciences. Those can be associated to at least one of the fields within the specialization: Behavioural and Translational Neuroscience, Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience, and Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience.

What will you be able to study? The objective of the Medical Neuroscience specialization is to offer you in-depth training in the genetic, molecular, cellular, behavioral and systems-level neurosciences so you can have a significant impact on health care. Within the Radboud University, this specialization is positioned in between the more fundamentally oriented master specialisation Neurobiology in the Medical Biology master and the more cognition and neuroimaging oriented research master Cognitive Neuroscience. With its roots in the research themes and clinical practice of the Radboudumc and with its interdisciplinary translational approach to health care innovations, the Medical Neuroscience specialization of the Biomedical Science Master is ideally suited for those who wish to bridge the gap between the fundamental neurobiology and clinical neurosciences.

The facts about the BMS master:

The 120 EC of this two-year program are subdivided as follows:

  • A coherent set of biomedical courses in relation to your chosen specialisation (≥ 24 EC or≥ 18 EC + 12 EC profile courses)
  • Specialization consists of recommended core courses + courses inside & outside the specialization.
  • (Laboratory) internships (≥60 EC)
  • Literature thesis (6 EC)
  • Electives (remaining study load)



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