Pursuant to Act 778 of August 7, 2019 on Universities (the University Act), the following curriculum for the Master's programme in Medicine with Industrial Specialisation is stipulated.
The programme also follows the Joint Programme Regulations and the Examination Policies and Procedures for Aalborg University.
The Master’s programme is organised in accordance with the Ministry of Higher Education and Science’s Order no. 20 of January 9, 2020 on Bachelor’s and Master’s Programmes at Universities (the Ministerial Order of the Study Programmes) and Ministerial Order no. 22 of January 9, 2020 on University Examinations (the Examination Order). Further reference is made to Ministerial Order no. 153 of February 26, 2020 (the Admission Order) and Ministerial Order no. 114 of February 3, 2015 (the Grading Scale Order).
The programme is offered in Aalborg.
The Master's programme falls under The Faculty of Medicine, Aalborg University.
The Master's programme falls under Study Board of Medicine.
The Master’s programme is associated with the external examiners corps on Medicine.
Applicants with a legal right of admission (retskrav)
Applicants without legal right of admission
All applicants without a legal claim must prove that their English language qualifications is equivalent to level B (Danish level) in English
The Master's programme entitles the graduate to the designation cand.scient.med. i medicin med industriel specialisering (candidatus/candidata scientiarum medicinae)
The English designation is: Master of Science (MSc) in Medicine with Industrial Specialisation
The Master's programme is a 2-year, research-based, full-time study programme. The programme is set to 120 ECTS credits.
The Study Board can approve that passed programme elements from other educational programmes at the same level replaces programme elements within this programme (credit transfer).
Furthermore, the Study Board can, upon application, approve that parts of this programme is completed at another university or a further education institution in Denmark or abroad (pre-approval of credit transfer).
The Study Board’s decisions regarding credit transfer are based on an academic assessment.
The Study Board’s possibilities to grant exemption, including exemption to further examination attempts and special examination conditions, are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures published at this website: https://www.studieservice.aau.dk/regler-vejledninger
The rules for examinations are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures published at this website: https://www.studieservice.aau.dk/regler-vejledninger
In the assessment of all written work, regardless of the language it is written in, weight is also given to the student's formulation and spelling ability, in addition to the academic content. Orthographic and grammatical correctness as well as stylistic proficiency are taken as a basis for the evaluation of language performance. Language performance must always be included as an independent dimension of the total evaluation. However, no examination can be assessed as ‘Pass’ on the basis of good language performance alone; similarly, an examination normally cannot be assessed as ‘Fail’ on the basis of poor language performance alone.
The Study Board can grant exemption from this in special cases (e.g., dyslexia or a native language other than Danish).
The Master’s Thesis must include an English summary. If the project is written in English, the summary can be in Danish. The summary is included in the evaluation of the project as a whole.
It is assumed that the student can read academic texts in his or her native language as well as in English and use reference works etc. in other European languages.
The following competence profile will appear on the diploma:
A Candidatus graduate has the following competency profile:
A Candidatus graduate has competencies that have been acquired via a course of study that has taken place in a research environment.
A Candidatus graduate is qualified for employment on the labour market based on his or her academic discipline as well as for further research (PhD programmes). A Candidatus graduate has, compared to a Bachelor, developed his or her academic knowledge and independence so as to be able to apply scientific theory and method on an independent basis within both an academic and a professional context.
The candidate programme in Medicine with Industrial Specialisation is composed of three health related profiles:
Medical Market Access
Completion of the Master's programme
The Master's programme must be completed no later than four years after it was begun.
The programme is structured in modules and organised as a problem-based study. A module is a programme element or a group of programme elements, which aims to give students a set of professional skills within a fixed time frame specified in ECTS credits, and concluding with one or more examinations within specific exam periods. Examinations are defined in the curriculum.
The programme is structured into three profiles:
Biomedicine focuses on the understanding of causes and treatment of disease at the molecular and cellular level. It builds upon the understanding of whole body functions. The students will learn how to perform hypothesis-driven experiments in order to understand human pathophysiology and to identify new targets for treatment. Therefore, a substantial part is devoted to experiments on cells or laboratory animals.
Translational medicine is driven by the objective of improving clinical outcomes by efficiently moving results from basic science to clinical application.
Medical Market Access is driven by the objective to improve market access of industry within the biotechnological, pharmaceutical and medical devices markets.
Students entering the candidate will have to choose a specific profile and the corresponding courses and projects, as the programme is designed to be coherent this way. Any exemptions must be approved by the study board.
The programme is based on a combination of academic, problem-oriented and interdisciplinary approaches and is furthermore organised based on the following work and evaluation methods that combine skills and reflection:
|Study programme: Medicine with Industrial Specialisation|
|Module name||Course type||ECTS||Applied grading scale||Evaluation method||Assessment method||Language|
|Project with Focus on Methodological Approach - BM/TM/MMA||Project||15||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Oral exam based on a project||English|
|Quality Improvement and Quality Assurance - BM/TM/MMA||Course||5||Passed/Not Passed||Internal examination||Written or oral exam||English|
|Molecular Pathogenesis - BM||Course||5||Passed/Not Passed||Internal examination||Written or oral exam||English|
|Molecular and Cellular Methods in Biomedicine - BM/TM||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written or oral exam||English|
|Designing and Evaluating Pharmacological Research - TM||Course||5||Passed/Not Passed||Internal examination||Written or oral exam||English|
|Methods of Economic Evaluation in Healthcare - MMA||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written or oral exam||English|
|Marketing and Market Access for Healthcare - MMA||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written or oral exam||English|
|Applied Project Management within Medicine with Industrial Specialisation - BM/TM/MMA||Project||15||7-point grading scale||External examination||Oral exam based on a project||English|
|Regenerative Medicine - BM||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written or oral exam||English|
|Immuno- and Molecular Therapy - BM/TM||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written or oral exam||English|
|Advanced Statistics - TM/MMA||Course||5||Passed/Not Passed||Internal examination||Written or oral exam||English|
|Decision-Analytic Modelling and Trial-Based Evaluations in Health Economics - MMA||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written or oral exam||English|
|Organisation and Financing in Healthcare - MMA||Course||5||Passed/Not Passed||Internal examination||Written or oral exam||English|
|Disease Processes and Diagnostics - Personalised Medicine - BM||Course||5||Passed/Not Passed||Internal examination||Written or oral exam||English|
|Translational Research Principles - TM||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written or oral exam||English|
|Analysis of a Medically Relevant Problem - BM/TM/MMA||Project||30||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Oral exam based on a project||English|
|Master’s Thesis||Project||60||7-point grading scale||External examination||Master's thesis/final project||English|
|Master’s Thesis||Project||30||7-point grading scale||External examination||Master's thesis/final project||English|
All modules are assessed through individual grading according to the 7-point scale or Pass/Fail. All modules are assessed by external examination (external grading) or internal examination (internal grading or by assessment by the supervisor only).
The curriculum is approved by the Dean of The Faculty of Medicine and enters into force as of September 2020.
The Study Board does not offer teaching after the previous curriculum from 2013 after the summer examination 2021.