Program

Year 1

You have the opportunity to choose an individual research subject in your own particular field of interest under supervision of a qualified staff member. After your research subject is approved you will start your courses, while you are simultaneously working on your research proposal. All courses can be accessed in an online learning environment called Nestor. Here you will find more information about the content and duration of the courses, while also being able to download course materials, access the library, practise your developed skills and register for your (online) exams. After you have successfully completed a course, you will be able to move on to the next one. 

Courses (distance learning)
The courses focus on broadening your knowledge on the following subjects: 

  • E-learning course 1: General Introduction and basic methodology
  • E-learning course 2: Organization and structure
  • E-learning course 3: Legislative and Regulatory aspects and Policy making
  • E-learning course 4: Human Resources Management
  • E-learning course 5: Health and Economy
  • E-learning course 6: Blood Donor Management
  • E-learning course 7: Clinical Interface
  • E-learning course 8: Process and Quality Management
  • Thesis I: Definition of research question

This part of the programme takes about 12-15 months and can be done anywhere in the world, as long as you have internet access.

Year 1 (30 ECTS): E-learning courses & Thesis I

Course 1

3 ECTS

Course 2

3 ECTS

Course 3

2 ECTS

Course 4

3 ECTS

Course 5

3 ECTS

Course 6

3 ECTS

Course 7

3 ECTS

Course 8

5 ECTS

 

Thesis I: Preparation of research question 5 ECTS

Year 2

The second year of the MTM programme consists of a combination of tutorial courses, a traineeship and writing your thesis.The traineeship consist of two internships of both 6-8 weeks at Sanquin in the Netherlands. During these internships you will visit different departments of the blood supply organisation in Groningen and Amsterdam, where you will learn more about management. The traineeship is combined with four tutorial courses, which will be one on one interactions with your supervisor:

  • Tutorial 9:    IT and Automation
  • Tutorial 10: Operations Management
  • Tutorial 11: Modernization in the blood transfusion service
  • Tutorial 12: Knowledge Management

Inbetween your internships you will work on tutorial assignments and collect data for your thesis in your home country. You will finalize your thesis after the second internship. Completion of the thesis and a sufficient final presentation leads to a certificate of the University Medical Center Groningen.

Year 2 (30 ECTS): Tutorials, traineeship, Thesis II & III

Tutorial 9

Part 1

1.5 ECTS

Tutorial  10

Part 1

1.5 ECTS

Tutorial 11

Part 1

1.5 ECTS

Tutorial 12

Part 1

1.5 ECTS

Tutorial assignments

 

 

Tutorial 9

Part 2

1.5 ECTS

Tutorial 10

Part 2

1.5 ECTS

Tutorial 11

Part 2

1.5 ECTS

Tutorial 12

Part 2

1.5 ECTS

Internship part I

2.5 ECTS

Internship part II

2.5 ECTS

Thesis II:                                                                                Thesis III:

Research Proposal (4 ECTS)                                         Data Collection    Analysing data/writing/presentation (9 ECTS)


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