Life Sciences Courses
The Utrecht Summer School offers a variety of academic courses in the fields of Medicine; Veterinary Medicine; Pharmacology; Global, Maternal and Child Health; and Epidemiology.
17 course(s) found
Did you ever wonder how you can improve your data management and handling? Have you ever hoped for a clean and indisputable database that you could easily share with your collaborators? Understand the art of Data Stewardship and get a handle on your data! Data could yield great value when processed intelligently for medical data science but holds great risks when processing is lost in complexity. This online Data Stewardship course will guide…
Data Science in Clinical Practice
Careful data curation and analyses are essential in developing machine learning algorithms, that may usefully contribute to solving problems encountered in routine healthcare. Nevertheless, many valuable contributions never transition from the computer to the bedside. Often implementation is never attempted, or they fail to get the relevant CE marking (or equivalent local standard), or their implementation fails to elicit the intended health…
Collaborative Data Science
Data science relies on working across datasets, teams, disciplines and geographies. Collaboration is crucial, as well as key frameworks. In order to be translatable to patient care, the learning health systems framework helps to conceptualize where healthcare data sits in science, care and evidence domains. Knowledge of key competencies and professions in informatics and data science will facilitate team working. Moreover, without awareness of…
Eureka International Summer Course on Translational Medicine
This EUREKA - UMCU course tackles the intrinsic difficulties of effective translational medicine. It is designed for early-stage researchers interested in this field. COVID-19 has given the world one of its most significant challenges. Translational scientists play a crucial role in tackling these challenges, from developing and implementing diagnostic tests to treatments and vaccines and health policy. This course will show you that addressing…
Advanced In Vitro Models
Learn about how Advanced In Vitro Models (AIM) holds the potential to reduce animal experimentation by scientific breakthroughs. The convergence of science, technology, legislation and extrapolation modelling in Utrecht is highlighted in this week-long course. This programme is comprised of meeting experts, hands-on bench work, modelling and demonstrations. It allows for a high amount of interaction among lecturers, keynote speakers and fellow…
3D Printing and Biofabrication
Additive manufacturing (3D printing) uses a layer-by-layer principle for manufacturing. This one-week course will provide an insight into the opportunities of additive manufacturing technologies and 3D (bio)printing in biomedical applications. It will deliver the basics of 3D printing, including hands-on workshops with 3D printers, in which the students will interact with experts demonstrating the working principles and applications of multiple…
Biomedical Research Lab
This interdisciplinary lab course gives students a realistic insight into the life of a biomedical researcher. We provide advanced bachelor students (with backgrounds in medicine and/or life sciences) the opportunity to conduct authentic and real-world biomedical research in small interdisciplinary groups. The research is carried out in a well-equipped (wet) laboratory and focuses on urgent medical cases or ongoing translational medicine…
Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases
The course focuses on concepts and methods of mathematical modelling of infectious diseases. Starting from basic assumptions on transmission of infection, models will be formulated and key quantities will be derived. Mathematical tools to formulate and analyse compartmental infectious disease models will be introduced and applications to specific infectious diseases and intervention strategies will be discussed. Students will develop their own…
Global Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
This summer course provides a comprehensive overview of maternal, newborn and child health globally. With an enthusiastic team of experts from all over the world, we will discuss the major challenges which women and children in the world are facing, and we will look at potential solutions. This programme is a collaboration between the University Medical Center Utrecht (Julius Global Health, Wilhemina Children's Hospital), Amsterdam Centre for…
Global Health Ethics & Equity
This summer course focuses on urgent topics in global health ethics and equity. With an enthusiastic team of experts from all over the world, the current major challenges to health equity in the world as well as potential solutions are discussed. This programme is a collaboration between the University Medical Center Utrecht and the Royal Tropical Institute.
Learn how regenerative medicine (RM) may hold the potential to bring (human and animal) therapies from the lab into the clinic. The convergence of science, technology and medicine in Utrecht is highlighted in this one-week course. The programme is comprised of meeting experts, patients, hands-on bench work, and demonstrations. It allows for a high amount of interaction among lecturers, keynote speakers and fellow participants.
Global Surgery & OBGYN
The Global Surgery & Obstetrics/Gynaecology summer course provides a unique overview of topics related to Global Surgery, Gynaecology and Maternal care, with an emphasis on essential surgical care from a worldwide perspective. A great variety of topics will be discussed in interactive lectures, case study sessions and small working groups with experts in the field. The diverse composition of speakers and participants from all over the globe…
Biostatistics for Researchers
The course provides an introduction into statistical methodology for life sciences and discusses a number of statistical techniques for practical data analysis. Concrete examples and case studies are used to apply the theory to practical situations.
Challenges in Global Health: Non-Communicable Diseases
This one-week course aims to enhance the participant's knowledge and understanding of major health challenges with a focus on chronic non-communicable diseases globally. The topics discussed range from burden of and risk factors for chronic non-communicable diseases, epidemiologic transition and globalisation, to the effects of early life environment, environmental changes on health, the intersection of communicable and non-communicable diseases…
A one-week course in survival analysis for the life sciences. Concrete examples and case studies are used to apply the theory to practical situations. Survival data, or more generally, time-to-event data (where the “event” can be death, disease, recovery, relapse or another outcome), is frequently encountered in the biomedical sciences. Censoring is a problem characteristic to most survival data, and requires special data analytic techniques.
The digital universe is expanding continuously. This huge amount of information often referred to as big data have a huge potential to answer questions that could not be answered before. For example, in biomedical sciences, researchers increasingly make use of these Big Data, by pooling real-time data from multiple sources including electronic healthcare records in order to e.g. detect diseases at an early stage.
Paediatric Sport and Exercise Medicine
Exercise is medicine for healthy children as well as for children with chronic disease. This course will give a thorough introduction in paediatric sport and exercise medicine. During this week you will learn the application of physiological knowledge in clinical practice. We will have several practical demonstrations during this week. There will be demonstrations how to do a cardiopulmonary exercise test, field fitness test and body composition…