Course overview | academic year 2023/2024

All courses mentioned below are offered by the GSLS. The courses are arranged chronological by start date per programme.

Most programmes have their own set of courses. Some of these courses are also available to students of other programmes (indicated in the column OP*). Details on how a programme structures its courses and which courses are mandatory to take can be found on the programme-specific pages. Please avoid overlap in content with your programme-specific courses when choosing courses outside your own programme.

We also offer general elective courses, which can be found in the last table at the bottom of this page. The page on elective courses tells you more about how to follow courses as part of your elective component. 

Registration procedure

Enrolment for GSLS Master’s courses is done via the course registration procedure

1 EC = 28 hours of education

  • OP = optional for students from other programmes
  • 1/2, 2/2, et cetera indicates whether a course is taught multiple times a year
  • TBD = to be determined; start/end date will follow at a later time point

For extra details click on the course title to see all information.

Biofabrication

Name courseStart dateEnd dateECOP*
Introduction to Biofabrication (BMB502415)Sep. 11Nov. 1015 No
Vascularized Tissue Engineering - Online (BMB507319)Feb. 5Apr. 213Yes
Fundamentals of Biofabrication (BMB502816) Nov. 20Jan. 283Yes

Bioinformatics and Biocomplexity

Bio Inspired Innovation

Biology of Disease

Cancer, Stem Cells and Developmental Biology

Name courseStart dateEnd dateECOP*
Introducing Cancer, Stem Cells & Developmental Biology (BMB505416)Sep. 11Sep. 223No
Introduction to Python for Life Sciences (B-MBIOINPY) 1/2Sep. 11Sep. 223Yes
Introduction to R for Life Sciences (B-MBIOINR) 1/2Oct. 3Oct. 133Yes
Introduction to Bioinformatics for Life Sciences (B-MINBI19) 1/2Oct. 23Nov. 104.5Yes
Concepts in Cancer Biology (BMB400306)Oct. 30Nov. 31.5Yes
Advanced R for Life Sciences (B-MADR19) 1/2Oct. 30Nov. 103Yes
Bioinformatics in Neuroscience (BMB508117)Nov. 20Dec. 13Yes
Introduction to Stem Cells (BMB509018)Dec. 4Dec. 153Yes
Gene Expression, Epigenetics and Disease (BMB509413)Jan. 15Jan. 263Yes
Chromosome Instability in Cancer (BMB404107)Jan. 29Feb. 21.5Yes
Cancer Genomics (BMB521219)Feb. 5Feb. 163Yes
Introduction to Python for Life Sciences (B-MBIOINPY) 2/2Feb. 5Feb. 163Yes
Zebrafish in Development, Organogenesis and Disease (BMB451007)Feb. 12Feb. 161.5Yes
Advanced Omics for Life Sciences (BMB502316)Feb. 26Mar. 11.5Yes
Metabolic Pathways: From Cell to Disease (BMB501314)Feb. 26Mar. 83Yes
Introduction to R for Life Sciences (B-MBIOINR) 2/2Mar. 4Mar. 153Yes
Cell Organisation in Health and Disease (BMB436006)Mar. 18Mar. 223Yes
Analytics and Algorithms for Omics Data (BMB508219)Mar. 18Mar. 293Yes
Introduction to Bioinformatics for Life Sciences (B-MINBI19) 2/2Mar. 18Apr. 54.5Yes
Advanced Bioinformatics: Data Mining and Data Integration for LS (BMB502114)Apr. 8Apr. 121.5Yes
Model Organisms (BMB505316)Apr. 15Apr. 191.5Yes
Advanced R for Life Sciences (B-MADR19) 2/2May 1May 103Yes
Introduction to Biomolecular Mass Spectrometry (SK-MBAPBMS)May 6May 101.5Yes
Digital Pictures: Data Integrity and Display (BMB507009)May 14May 151Yes
Introduction to Research Data Management for Life Sciences (B-MINRDM)FlexibleFlexible3Yes
Developmental Genetics (BMB506508)2024/20252024/20251.5Yes

Cardiovascular Health and Disease

Drug Innovation

Environmental Biology

Epidemiology 

Name courseStart dateEnd dateECOP*
Introduction to Epidemiology (BMB402914)Sep. 11Sep. 22.3No
Introduction to Statistics (BMB404014)Sep. 25Sep. 291.5Yes
Study Design in Etiologic Research (BMB403615)Oct. 2Oct. 163Yes
Classical Methods in Data Analysis (BMB403314)Oct. 23Nov. 176Yes
Clinical Epidemiology (BMB509818)Dec. 4Dec. 151.5Yes
Clinical Trials and Drug Risk Assessment (BMB510818)Dec. 18Dec. 221.5Yes
Modern Methods in Data Analysis (BMB417014)Jan. 8Jan. 264.5Yes
Presentation and Writing of Research Proposal (BMB422016)Jan. 31Feb. 12No
Systematic Reviews in Intervention Research (BMB532818)Feb. 5Feb. 91.5Yes
Advanced Diagnostic Research (BMB501818)Feb. 12Feb. 161.5Yes
Generalized Linear Models (BMB515818)Feb. 19Feb. 231.5Yes
Cardiovascular Epidemiology (BMB507818)Feb. 26Mar. 21.5Yes
Computational Statistics (BMB511818)Mar. 4Mar. 81.5Yes
Advanced Topics in Causal Research: Confounding and Effect Modification (BMB502818)Mar. 11Mar. 151.5Yes
Prognosis Research (BMB524818)Mar. 18Mar. 221.5Yes
Study Design in Veterinary Epidemiological Research (BMB535818)Mar. 25Mar. 301.5Yes
Research Ethics and Society (BMB506714)Mar. 26Apr. 41No
Epidemiology of Animal Infectious Diseases (BMB538818)Apr. 2Apr. 193Yes
Genetic Epidemiology (BMB516818)Apr. 8Apr. 121.5Yes
Hands-on Veterinary Sciences (BMB534818)Apr. 15Apr. 191.5Yes
Mixed Models (BMB520818)Apr. 15Apr. 191.5Yes
Reproducibility in Clinical Research (BMB527819)Apr. 22Apr. 261.5Yes
Systematic Reviews in Diagnostic Studies (BMB530818)Apr. 29May 31.5Yes
Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases (BMB513818)May 13May 171.5Yes
Inference and Models (BMB517818)May 13May 171.5Yes
Survival Analysis (BMB528818)May 27May 311.5Yes
Missing Data (BMB526819)Jun. 3Jun. 71.5Yes
Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis of Prognosis Studies (BMB531818)Jun. 10Jun. 141.5Yes
Machine Learning: Application in Medicine (BMB518818)Jun. 17Jun. 211.5Yes
Methodology in Health Economic Evaluation (BMB519818)Jun. 17Jun. 211.5Yes
Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis of Individual Participant Data (IPD) (BMB529818)Jun. 24Jun. 281.5Yes
Fundamentals of Global Health - Summer School (BMB514818)Jul. 1Jul. 51.5Yes
Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases - Summer School (BMB524817)Jul. 1Jul. 123No
Pharmaceutical Policy Analysis - Summer School (BMB537818)Jul. 8Jul. 121.5No
Big Data - Summer School (BMB506818)Aug. 12Aug. 161.5Yes
Molecular Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases - Summer School (BMB521818)TBDTBD1.5Yes
Challenges in Global Health (BMB508818)2024/20252024/20251.5Yes
Molecular Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases (BMB522818)2024/20252024/20253Yes
Nutritional Epidemiology (BMB523818)2024/20252024/20251.5Yes
Public Health Epidemiology (BMB525818)2024/20252024/20251.5Yes

Epidemiology Postgraduate

Name courseStart dateEnd dateECOP*
Introduction to Epidemiology (BMB402914)Sep. 11Sep. 223No
Introduction to Epidemiology - E-learning (BMB507711) 1/2Sep. 4Sep. 221.5No
Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety - Online (BMB536818)Sep. 4Sep. 221.5No
Modern Methods in Data Analysis - Online (BMB417014) 1/2Sep. 4Nov. 34.5No
Introduction to Statistics (BMB404014)Sep. 25Sep. 291.5Yes
Introduction to Statistics - Online (BMB404014) 1/2Sep. 25Oct. 131.5No
Economic Principles and Concepts for the Veterinary Sciences - Online (BMB512818)Sep. 25Nov. 32.5No
Mixed Models - Online (BMB520818)Sep. 25Nov. 31.5No
Study Design in Etiologic Research (BMB403615)Oct. 2Oct. 163Yes
Fundamentals of Global Health - Online (BMB514818)Oct. 16Nov. 31.5No
Study Design in Etiologic Research - Online (BMB403615) 1/2Oct. 16Nov. 243No
Classical Methods in Data Analysis (BMB403314)Oct. 23Nov. 176Yes
Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis of Prognosis Studies - Online (BMB531818)Nov. 6Nov. 241.5No
Research Ethics an Introduction - E-learning (BMB500916)Nov. 6Dec. 151.5No
Applied Economic Modelling for the Veterinary Sciences - Online (BMB505818)Nov. 13Dec. 223No
Advanced Diagnostic Research - Online (BMB501818)Nov. 27Dec. 151.5No
Clinical Epidemiology - Online (BMB509818) 1/2Nov. 27Dec. 151.5No
Classical Methods in Data Analysis - Online (BMB403314) 1/2Nov. 27Mar. 16No
Clinical Epidemiology (BMB509818)Dec. 4Dec. 151.5Yes
Clinical Trials and Drug Risk Assessment (BMB510818)Dec. 18Dec. 221.5Yes
Public Health Epidemiology - Online (BMB525818)Jan. 8Jan. 261.5No
Modern Methods in Data Analysis (BMB417014)Jan. 8Jan. 264.5Yes
Survival Analysis - Online (BMB528818)Jan. 8Feb. 91.5No
Presenting Your Research Confidently - E-learning (BMB505915)Jan. 15Feb. 91.5No
Systematic Reviews in Intervention Research - Online (BMB532818) 1/2Jan. 22Feb. 91.5No
Presentation and Writing of Research Proposal (BMB422016)Jan. 31Feb. 12No
Systematic Reviews in Intervention Research (BMB532818)Feb. 5Feb. 91.5Yes
Introduction to Epidemiology - E-learning (BMB507711) 2/2Feb. 5Feb. 231.5No
Advanced Diagnostic Research (BMB501818)Feb. 12Feb. 161.5Yes
Prognosis Research - Online (BMB524818)Feb. 12Mar. 11.5No
Generalized Linear Models (BMB515818)Feb. 19Feb. 231.5Yes
Environmental Epidemiology - Online (BMB504006)Feb. 19Apr. 63No
Cardiovascular Epidemiology (BMB507818)Feb. 26Mar. 21.5Yes
Introduction to Statistics - Online (BMB404014) 2/2Feb. 26Mar. 151.5No
Computational Statistics (BMB511818)Mar. 4Mar. 81.5Yes
Systematic Reviews in Diagnostic Studies - Online (BMB530818)Mar. 4Mar. 221.5No
Advanced Topics in Causal Research: Confounding and Effect Modification (BMB502818)Mar. 11Mar. 151.5Yes
Prognosis Research (BMB524818)Mar. 18Mar. 221.5Yes
Study Design in Etiologic Research - Online (BMB403615) 2/2Mar. 18Apr. 263No
Study Design in Veterinary Epidemiological Research (BMB535818)Mar. 25Mar. 301.5Yes
Modern Methods in Data Analysis - Online (BMB417014) 2/2Mar. 25May 244.5No
Research Ethics and Society (BMB506714)Mar. 26Apr. 41No
Epidemiology and Animal Infectious Diseases (BMB538818)Apr. 2Apr. 193Yes
Genetic Epidemiology (BMB516818)Apr. 8Apr. 121.5Yes
Advanced Topics in Causal Research: Confounding and Effect Modification - Online (BMB502818)Apr. 8Apr. 261.5No
Nutritional Epidemiology - Online (BMB523818)Apr. 8Apr. 261.5No
Study Design in Veterinary Epidemiological Research - Online (BMB535818)Apr. 8Apr. 261.5No
Hands-on Veterinary Sciences (BMB534818)Apr. 15Apr. 191.5Yes
Mixed Models (BMB520818)Apr. 15Apr. 191.5Yes
Reproducibility in Clinical Research (BMB527819)Apr. 22Apr. 261.5Yes
Systematic Reviews in Diagnostic Studies (BMB530818)Apr. 29May 31.5Yes
Epidemiology of Animal Infectious Diseases - Online (BMB538818)Apr. 29Jun. 73No
Cardiovascular Epidemiology - Online (BMB507818)May 6May 241.5No
Clinical Epidemiology - Online (BMB509818) 2/2May 6May 241.5No
Classical Methods in Data Analysis - Online (BMB403314) 2/2May 6Jul. 266No
Inference and Models (BMB517818)May 13May 171.5Yes
Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases (BMB513818)May 13May 171.5Yes
Survival Analysis (BMB528818)May 27May 311.5Yes
Systematic Reviews in Intervention Research - Online (BMB532818) 2/2May 27Jun. 141.5No
Writing Research Proposals - E-learning (BMB422116)May 27Jul. 51.5No
Missing Data (BMB526819)Jun. 3Jun. 71.5Yes
Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis of Prognosis Studies (BMB531818)Jun. 10Jun. 141.5Yes
Hands-on Veterinary Sciences - Online (BMB534818)Jun. 10Jun. 281.5No
Machine Learning: Application in Medicine (BMB518818)Jun. 17Jun. 211.5Yes
Methodology in Health Economic Evaluation (BMB519818)Jun. 17Jun. 211.5Yes
Clinical Trials and Drug Risk Assessment - Online (BMB510818)Jun. 17Jul. 51.5No
Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis of Individual Participant Data (IPD) (BMB529818)Jun. 24Jun. 281.5Yes
Fundamentals of Global Health - Summer School (BMB514818)Jul. 1Jul. 51.5Yes
Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases - Summer School (BMB524817)Jul. 1Jul. 123No
Pharmaceutical Policy Analysis - Summer School (BMB537818)Jul. 8Jul. 121.5Yes
Big Data - Summer School (BMB506818)Aug. 12Aug. 161.5Yes
Molecular Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases - Summer School (BMB521818)TBDTBD1.5Yes
Challenges in Global Health (BMB508818)2024/20252024/20251.5Yes
Molecular Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases (BMB522818)2024/20252024/20253Yes
Nutritional Epidemiology (BMB523818)2024/20252024/20251.5Yes
Public Health Epidemiology (BMB525818)2024/20252024/20251.5Yes

Health and Environment

Infection and Immunity

Name courseStart dateEnd dateECOP*
Clinical Immunology (BMB404707)Sep. 11Sep. 223Yes
Vaccines (BMB507410)Sep. 11Sep. 223Yes
Bacterial Pathogenesis (BMB404506)Sep. 25Oct. 63Yes
Virology (BMB430006)Oct. 9Oct. 203Yes
Symposium I&I (BMB401905)Nov. 16Nov. 171.5No
Computational Immunology (BMB513321)Nov. 20Dec. 84.5Yes
Signalling and Techniques in Immunity and Infection (BMB459007)Jun. 10Jul. 34.5Yes

Medical Imaging

Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences

Name courseStart dateEnd dateECOP*
Concepts in Science for Life (SK-MCSL)Sep. 11Sep. 192No
Plant Environment Interactions (B-MPEI)Sep. 11Sep. 233Yes
Introduction in Biophysics and Molecular Imaging (SK-MIBMI)Sep. 20Sep. 221Yes
Molecules & Cells (SK-MCMC)Sep. 25Oct. 63Yes
Biophysics & Molecular Imaging (SK-MCBMI)Oct. 9Oct. 203Yes
Genes to Organisms (B-MCG2O)Oct. 9Oct. 203Yes
Virology (BMB430006)Oct. 9 Oct. 203Yes
Research in Intracellular Processes and Cell Organisation (SK-INTRAPR)Oct. 23Nov. 33No
Biotechnology (B-MBITEC)Oct. 23Nov. 105Yes
Protein BiophysicsOct. 30Nov. 31.5Yes
Advanced Microscopy (NS-EX423M)Nov. 13Feb. 27.5Yes
Microbial Genomics (B-MBIMIGE)Nov. 13Dec. 14.5Yes
Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Genomics (B-MBIEG06)Dec. 18Jan. 123Yes
Gene Expression, Epigenetics and Disease (BMB509413)Jan. 15Jan. 263Yes
Structural Bioinformatics & Modelling (SK-MCBIM21)Jan. 15Feb. 24.5Yes
Applied Cryo-Electron Microscopy (SK-MCACEM)Feb. 5Mar. 83Yes
Plant Microbe Interactions (B-MEPMI)Feb. 5Feb. 213Yes
Chemical Biology (FA-450)Mar. 11Apr. 197.5Yes
Applied Protein Crystallography (SK-MBPPC)Mar. 18Mar. 293No
Analytics and Algorithms for Omics Data (BMB508219)Mar. 18Mar. 293Yes
Light Microscopy (B-MLMIC19)Apr. 2Apr. 123Yes
Model Organisms (BMB505316)Apr. 15Apr. 191.5Yes
Design of Anti-Infective Drugs (DI-FA-442)Apr. 22Jun. 286Yes
Advanced Biomolecular NMR (SK-MCABNMR)May 6Jun. 74.5Yes
Introduction to Biomolecular Mass Spectrometry (SK-MBAPBMS)May 6May 101.5Yes
Applied Plant Biology (B-MEAPB)May 20Jun. 284.5Yes

Neuroscience and Cognition

Regenerative Medicine and Technology

Science and Business Management

General elective courses

Name courseStart dateEnd dateEC
Academic Writing (BMB508523) 1/4Sep. 4Nov. 122
English for Academic Purposes - Online (BMB427006) 1/6Sep. 4Nov. 133
Loopbaanoriëntatie en Professionalisering (B-MLOOP10) 1/4Sep. 8Oct. 135
Communicating Life Sciences (BMB507611) 1/2Sep. 14Nov. 163
Laboratory Animal Science (BMB426006)Sep. 25Oct. 123
Basics of Biostatistics (BMB507217)Nov. 13Feb. 24.5
Engaging Scientists with the Public (BMB614319) 1/2Nov. 13Feb. 23
Academic Writing (BMB508523) 2/4Nov. 13Feb. 42
English for Academic Purposes - Online (BMB427006) 2/6Nov. 13Feb. 53
Professional Identity Education (BMB4812023)Nov. 13 2023Apr. 28 20253
Experience and Expertise (BMB4711022)Nov. 13 2023May 1 20254.5
Adobe illustrator and InDesign for Scientific Purposes - Online (BMB504321) 1/2Nov. 14Feb. 21.5
English for Academic Purposes - Online (BMB427006) 3/6Nov. 15Feb. 73
Loopbaanoriëntatie en Professionalisering (B-MLOOP10) 2/4Nov. 17Dec. 125
Academic Writing (BMB508523) 3/4Feb. 5Apr. 142
Logical Argumentation in Science: Publishing, Proposals and Pitching (BMB505320)Feb. 5Apr. 193
Vascularized Tissue Engineering - Online (BMB507319)Feb. 5Apr. 213
English for Academic Purposes - Online (BMB427006) 4/6Feb. 5Apr. 223
Adobe illustrator and InDesign for Scientific Purposes - Online (BMB504321) 2/2Feb. 6Apr. 191.5
Thematic Interdisciplinary Challenge (B-MTIC20)Feb. 7Apr. 197.5
Loopbaanoriëntatie en Professionalisering (B-MLOOP10) 3/4Feb. 16Mar. 225
Bio-Tech-Med Interdisciplinary Team Training (BITT project) (BMB529019)Feb. 22Apr. 43
Bio-Tech-Med Interdisciplinary Team Training (BITT project) (BMB539019)Feb. 22May 35
Academic Writing (BMB508523) 4/4Apr. 22Jun. 272
Engaging Scientists with the Public (BMB614319) 2/2Apr. 22Jun. 283
History of Medicine and the Biomedical Sciences (BMB4811023)Apr. 22Jun. 285
English for Academic Purposes - Online (BMB427006) 5/6Apr. 22Jul. 83
English for Academic Purposes - Online (BMB427006) 6/6Apr. 24Jul. 33
Communicating Life Sciences (BMB507611) 2/2Apr. 25Jun. 273
Loopbaanoriëntatie en Professionalisering (B-MLOOP10) 4/4May 17Jun. 215
Global and Plenetary Health (BMB669221)May 22Jun. 73
Better Science with Less Animals (DOVP-BSLAE)TBDTBD4.5
Radiation Protection - ELO on Open Sources - Online (BMB429020)TBDTBD1
Replacing Animal Testing Challenge (DOVP-RATC)TBDTBD7.5
Societal Challenges for Life Science Scientists: Exploring Interdisciplinarity (BMB501917)TBDTBD3