Methods Course

BIGS Clinical and Population Science offers a wide range of courses that focus primarily on covering practical skills and professional skills. Topics include functional neuroimaging, genetics, cognitive neuroscience, MRI, statistics, epidemiology, clinical studies, patient safety, health services research, and other essential skills/techniques (e.g. programming). These method courses are offered every year.

Curriculum 2019
BIGS Clinical and Population Science students who joined the BIGS graduate program after 1st January 2019 must complete methods courses in their 1st year (0.75 CP) 2nd year (1.5 CP), and 3rd year (1.5 CP) of the thesis. In total an amount of 3.75 CP needs to be achieved during the three years in the program. More information on the curriculum is available here

Curriculum 2016
BIGS Clinical and Population Science students who joined the BIGS graduate program between 1st of January 2016 and 1st of January 2019 must complete a method course in their 2nd year (1.5 CP), and a method course in their 3rd year (1.5 CP). In total an amount of 3 CP needs to be achieved during the three years in the program through these courses. More information on the curriculum is available here

You want to leave us feedback on our methods courses or you have an idea for an additional course? We would appreciate it very much if you contact us
Students, supervisors and BIGS committee members are invited to propose additional methods courses, which may be included into the course schedule after approval by the BIGS Clinical and Population Science Teaching committee.

Current methods courses
On request, certain courses from other institutes (e.g. BFB) may also be accepted. Please contact the BIGS office with questions about eligible courses. 

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You can find more information on offers to improve your programming skills below.

Is programming knowledge necessary for translational scientists?
Basic computer programming is increasingly essential to the study of translational scientists. Programming skills are for instance required to manage the increasing amount of data, to perform statistical analysis, and to process images. We recommend students to attend offered course and encourage them to improve their programming knowledge. Having basic programming expertise will make doctoral students more effective as a scientist, and it will prepare them for a career in an increasingly data-driven field.

We offer our doctoral students participation in the online course “MATLAB Fundametals” offered by MathWorks. Please contact the BIGS Clinical and Population Science office if you wish to attend this course to ask about the further procedure.

Course outline, content, duration, and prerequisites can be checked here

The course fee is 120 € and will be reimbursed by BIGS Clinical and Population Science after successful completion of the course. The final certificate from MathWorks must be submitted to the graduate office in order to prove the successful participation in the course.

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