The master’s of Biomedicine programme has students with many different research interests. Some people would like to conduct cancer research, others plan to study infectious diseases, and a few are undecided. Therefore, we learn about a variety of topics in our classes. This can a be a great way to explore new research areas, but there also opportunities to focus on one topic. I am going to be explaining this per class in two parts.
Applied Communication in Biomedicine 1
In this class, we learned about writing and poster/oral presentations. Here, you get the opportunity to choose a paper, from a list provided by a professor, for your poster presentation. You also get to select a paper from a list and rewrite the abstract section as writing exercise. Finally, you have multiple occasions to present your previous research projects or an article of your interest.
Frontiers in Translational Medicine
Frontiers in Translational Medicine is our longest class and where we learn about inflammation, infection, cardiovascular diseases, neuroscience and cancer. As it is very lecture-based and the objective of it is for all of us to know about the basics of biomedicine, there are not really opportunities to specialize in something. At the same time, it is very probable you will learn more about what interests you, as this is a very broad class.
In our programme, we have 3 different research projects, of distinct lengths each. Our first one is 6-weeks long, our second one is 10.7-weeks long, and the third one is one-semester long. For each of them, you could choose the topic of the project. This is because you are the one who contacts professors that match your research interests and ask if you can do research projects at their labs.
Personally, I know I am mainly interested in neuroscience. Therefore, it is really nice that I can choose to focus on neuro a bit more during my studies!
Hi everybody! My name is Alessandra, but I usually go by my nickname, Kyomi. My role in the digital ambassador team is being the new Biomedicine (MSc) blogger. I was born and raised in Peru, but I moved to the United States for my undergraduate studies. After graduation, I worked for 2 years in a neuroscience lab. Now, I have moved to Sweden to be a student at Karolinska Institutet!