General courses UM

FHML courses for promovendi: general courses on statistics, scientific writing, presentation in English, research methods, biomedical skills, and general courses organized by the Career Center (see below).

Workshop "Crafting the Valorisation Paragraph for your Doctoral Thesis"
The workshop consists of two interactive, half-day sessions. Students are expected to prepare for these sessions in advance and to actively participate.

  1. Participants will explore the diverse ways in which their research findings can have (future) societal impact.
  2. They will identify a type of knowledge valorisation that most closely fits their research findings and personal aims.
  3. They will experiment with different ways in which the value of their research can be communicated to various audiences.


BROK course (Basiscursus Regelgeving en Organisatie voor Klinisch Onderzoekers, only available in Dutch). Course for Dutch speaking students who engage with patient populations as part of their research. The e-course includes an exam for Good Clinical Practices (GCP) certification.

FHML courses for developing teaching proficiency
More information about these courses is available via the secretarial office, phone: 043-3885751.

Generic PhD courses offered via the Staff Development Centre of the HRM department (free for UM staff), for example:

  • Self-management for PhD trajectories (recommended for 1st year promovendi)
  • Career management for PhD students (recommended for 3rd or 4th year promovendi)
  • Assertiveness
  • Time management
  • Writing about science
  • Annual appraisal and personal development plan
  • Acquisition power for researchers (at the Centre for Contract Research)
  • Dealing with diversity


Professionalisation of teachers, courses offered by the Department of Education Development and Education Research (free for FHML staff, including PhD students).
E.g.:

  • Assessment of written papers (thesis)
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Introduction to Problem-Based Learning and the role of the tutor (compulsory for all teachers)
  • Acting techniques for lectures and presenting
  • Consultation and Reflection (CORE) workshops
  • Assessing professional behaviour by tutors
  • Longitudinal tracks: Basic Teaching Qualification (BKO)


Courses offered by the UM Language Centre, developed for UM employees, including PhD students.