Every master’s student Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences has to earn 20 colloquia points, which equal 1 EC. The colloquium points can be earned in several ways:
By attending the oral presentations (of Research Project 1 or 2) of master’s students of BPS. 1 oral presentation = 1 colloquium point; at least 10 oral presentations of students of BPS should to be attended.
By attending symposia organized by „Aesculapius” or the LACDR. 1 symposium = 2 colloquium points; in total, a maximum of 6 points can be obtained in this way.
By attending seminars organized by the LACDR. Announcements can be found in the elevator halls. 1 seminar = 1 colloquium point; in total, a maximum of 4 points can be obtained in this way.
Students following the SBB specialisation may attend SBB colloquia, with a maximum of 5. These students should follow at least 10 colloquia of Master’s students of BPS as well.
The colloquia, symposia and workshops are announced via email and blackboard by the study adviser.
Master students in BPS attending colloquia are obliged to fill out an evaluation form in order to earn colloquium points. Colloquium points will only be provided if the form is filled out completely, including a well defined question, student name, student number and signature of LACDR staff member. Raising a question during the colloquia is mandatory.
The study advisor, studyadvisorBPS@lacdr.leidenuniv.nl
Students of Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences. Note: bachelor students (except for those who started their bachelor internship) are allowed to visit the colloquia, but cannot earn colloquia points yet.
Mode of instruction
The student learns about some of the main competences Master’s in Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences require (e.g. presentation skills, critical evaluation of data and raising questions).
The students critically evaluates the content of a scientific presentation and raises questions.
The student evaluates and provides feedback on the presentation skills of the presenter.
The student trains important academic skills such as organizing data and literature, planning of experiments, study and career and academic presenting and writing.
The colloquia are announced at least 2 weeks prior to the session. The symposia and workshops are announced at least 1 month prior to the session.
Application for the course via uSis. Registration for the workshops is mandatory via email to the studyadvisor (studyadvisorBPS@lacdr.leidenuniv.nl) at least 14 days before the workshop. There is no need to register beforehand for colloquia and symposia, but make sure to fill out and hand in the evaluation forms for colloquia or sign the attendence list for symposia.