HNE-35306 General Medicine


Credits 6.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Problem-based learning12
Course coordinator(s)dr. SS Soedamah-Muthu
Lecturer(s)prof. dr. ir. E Kampman
prof. dr. JM Geleijnse
dr. MR Mensink
dr. DEG Kok
Examiner(s)prof. dr. JM Geleijnse

Language of instruction:


Assumed knowledge on:

Basic Knowledge of Human Biology, Human Physiology and Biochemistry.


- basic knowledge of the aetiology, pathology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and therapy of major chronic diseases (i.e., respiratory diseases, gastrointestinal diseases, cardiovascular diseases, neurological and locomotor diseases, urogenital diseases, and oncology);
- getting acquainted with medical terminology, and the way of reasoning and working practices in the medical field;
- collection of information from various sources to solve medical problems.

Learning outcomes:

After participation the student is able to:
- describe aetiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and therapy of public health relevant diseases; - explain how the medical doctor arrives at diagnosis and therapy by means of clinical examination;
- communicate effectively with health care personnel about medical subject matter;
- collect relevant medical and other information necessary for understanding medical problems.


The student will;
- follow the introductory lectures;
- participate actively in the discussion lectures;
- participate actively in group work on medical problem cases;
- perform self study according to aims defined in the group work.


A written exam.


Book: Kumar & Clark. Clinical Medicine, preferably 6th edition, ISBN 0702027634. Additional medical books will be available in the library. A list of appropriate internet sites will be available.

Compulsory for: MBTBiotechnologyMScC: Medical Biotechnology4WD
Restricted Optional for: MMEManagement, Economics and Consumer StudiesMScE: Health and Society4WD
MMLMolecular Life SciencesMScA: Biomedical Research4WD
MNHNutrition and HealthMScA: Epidemiology and Public Health4WD
MNHNutrition and HealthMScB: Nutritional Physiology and Health Status4WD
MNHNutrition and HealthMScC: Molecular Nutrition and Toxicology4WD