New course started today: Scientific education

Today, the course scientific education started. This course, a regular 2nd year course in the LUMC curriculum, runs for three weeks and is organised by AvHV and myself. This is the last year this course will be given in this form, and we are working hard to modify the course to make it fit in the new curriculum. This means that this year we have a opportunity to test some of my our ideas. One of these things is a non compulsory journalclub, in which we’re going to read one article with all students at the same time. I’m curious how may students really would like to train their scientific skills, outside of the curriculum.

Also, we are preparing a new full day interactive assignment and sympium, which is centered around the book Bad Pharma of author Ben Goldacre. I hope to fine some students that are wiling to help me in this development of this part of the new course. Exciting stuff!

– edit 30/5 : the course just finished and 320 students took their exam friday 24th. Although i do like students, I hope I won’t have to see them again for that will mean that they failed the course.