The programme is divided into twelve modules. Each module includes eight weeks of classes, culminating with a module exam. At the same time the programme is divided into three lines which runs parallel with the programme right throughout: the Biomedical Line, the Academic Line and the Vocational Line. Each of the twelve modules consists of teaching elements in two or more of the three lines.
The three lines of the Bachelor programme:
1. The Biomedical Line
This line gives you the health sciences foundation which the whole medical business is built on. It is organized in such a way that you acquire a comprehensive knowledge of life during the course of your 3-year Bachelor programme - from its conception until its end - such that you acquire insight into and an understanding of how health is promoted, diseases are prevented and how the disease presents itself, on the basis of scientific knowledge.
The Biomedical Line is comprehensive, where you’ll learn about a variety of topics ranging from molecules of cells, tissues and organs for individuals and society. The Biomedical Line is constructed of modules and is organized in a multi-disciplinary manner, with contributions from disciplines such as Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry, Anatomy, Physiology, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Immunology, Pathology, Epidemiology and many more. The Biomedical Line represents a 2/3 share of the total Bachelor degree programme.
2. The Academic Line
This line runs in parallel with the Biomedical Line and will give you the basic academic competencies which characterise a university course of study, and which is a prerequisite for your lifelong learning as a doctor. It includes the following elements: Theory of Science, Scientific Method and Information Retrieval. At the end of the Bachelor's degree programme you will need to do a Bachelor Project. The Academic Line continues into the Master's degree programme. The Academic Line has a duration corresponding to half a year during the Bachelor's degree programme.
3. The Vocational Line
As with the Academic Line, the Vocational Line takes place in parallel with the Biomedical Line. In the Vocational Line you receive skills training, communication teaching and training and a clinic internship. The total duration is equivalent to half a year of the Bachelor's degree programme.