Students Bio-Medical Laboratory Sciences
Bachelor

Bio­med­ical Lab­o­ra­to­ry Sciences

Biomedical Laboratory Sciences for exchange students

To train our health care professionals we use evidence-based teaching methods and have a hands-on approach. Students in biomedical laboratory sciences develop their skills and professional attitude in state-of-the-art labs.

Erasmus + exchange in Biomedical Laboratory Sciences

We are happy to invite students from partner universities to do an Erasmus+ Study exchange programme in Biomedical Laboratory Technology during the fall semester

It is equally possible to do an internship, in combination with 1 or 2 courses, or in combination with your bachelor thesis in the spring semester!

For more information on the specific courses offered for this exchange programme, please consult the courses and credits below.

Important Note: Taking other courses (other than the courses listed below) as an exchange student is not possible for Nutrition and Dietetics since the rest of the bachelor program is taught in Dutch (language level Dutch B2 required).

Programme timing 

Fall semester: September 19, 2022 – February 3, 2023

  • Survival Dutch(*): September 5 - September 15, 2022
  • EhB Welcome Days: September 15 & 16, 2022
  • Internship / Thesis period: September 1 – February 3, 2023
  • Winter holidays: December 24, 2022 - January 6, 2023
  • Examinations: January 9 - February 3, 2023

Spring semester: February 13 – June 30, 2023

  • EhB Welcome Day: tbc 
  • Internship / Thesis period: February 13 -  June 30, 2023
  • Examinations: June 5 - June 30, 2023

(*) We strongly recommend incoming students in the fall semester to participate in the Survival Dutch course.
 

Courses and credits

Field
Credits
Projects
International Project 1

In International Project 1 students will learn to work in the lab in an international setting.

This project stimulates the student in his/her professional development where internationalization/diversity is a must. In addition, the student is stimulated to develop his/her English/French communication skills. 

The aim of this OLOD is to teach the student knowledge and English and/or French jargon about relevant biomedical analyses and techniques such as POCT, haematologic analysis and PCR. For IP1, there is an five-day exchange with HELHa in Charleroi.

A virtual exchange is integrated in the program as well.

Please register through this form: https://forms.office.com/r/8W3SFeVEMS


Language of instruction: English

Semester
Spring
3
International Project 2

In International Project 2 students will learn to work in the lab in an international setting.

This project stimulates the student in his/her professional development where internationalization/diversity is a must. In addition, the student is stimulated to develop his/her English communication skills.

The main topic of IP2 is bacteriophages, which are very specific viruses of bacteria. Students construct and perform several lab experiments with bacteriophages and their hosts. They also learn the basics of CRISPR-Cas as this naturally exists as a defence system for bacteria against bacteriophages.

Theoretical lectures are also embedded in the program.

Please register through this form: https://forms.office.com/r/8W3SFeVEMS


Language of instruction: English

Semester
Spring
4
International Project 3 - Medical Lab Technician

In International Project 3 students will learn to work in the lab in an international setting.

This project stimulates the student in his/her professional development where internationalization/diversity is a must. In addition, the student is stimulated to develop his/her English communication skills. During this project the student will perform a next generation sequencing experiment. This will start from library prep over sequencing till data analysis. This project is in collaboration with the Bright Core facility from the university hospital of Brussels.

Theoretical aspects of next generation sequencing are taught by experts in the field. This project focuses on the use of Illumina technology to analyse SNP’s in human DNA and identify a murder suspect.

Please register through this form: https://forms.office.com/r/8W3SFeVEMS


Language of instruction: English.

Semester
Fall
3
International Project 3 - Pharmaceutical & Biological Lab Technician

In International Project 3 students will learn to work in the lab in an international setting.

This project stimulates the student in his/her professional development where internationalization/diversity is a must. In addition, the student is stimulated to develop his/her English communication skills. During this project the student will perform a next generation sequencing experiment. This will start from library prep over sequencing till data analysis. This project is in collaboration with the Bright Core facility from the university hospital of Brussels.

Theoretical aspects of next generation sequencing are taught by experts in the field. This project focuses on the use of Nanopore technology to analyse differences and similarities of the gut microbiome of animals and humans.

Please register through this form: https://forms.office.com/r/8W3SFeVEMS


Language of instruction: English.

Semester
Fall
3
International Project: Forensic Investigation & CSI Workshop

International project forensic research and CSI workshop contains several parts.

During the CSI-workshop, students learn how to collect forensic trace evidence, how to construct a forensic file and reconstruct another crime scene. During the lab project, students will analyse DNA using variable tandem repeat PCR analysis for identification. In addition, amelogenine gene sex determination will be performed based on a blood spatter. Unknown samples are chemically analysed using instrumental techniques and identified using scientific literature. A 1-week international exchange with Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences is also part of the program. Here, theoretical and practical session in a forensic context are organised.

Remark! A forensic background is essential to take part in this project. Due to the wide variety of activities and the availability of the experts, classes are not consecutive but virtual alternatives might be possible.

Please register through this form: https://forms.office.com/r/8W3SFeVEMS

Language of Instruction: Dutch and English

Semester
Fall
4
Research
Talent project @ open biolab

The course offers students the possibility to work on a small research project. He/she will write a project proposal which can be an own idea or you can join a project based on the research that is performed in the Biomedical Science Center. Based on this research proposal, you will make a workplan and perform the experiments in the lab. The results will be written down and presented.

The lab work can be performed on consecutive days or can be spread throughout the whole semester.

Preparations for this course can be performed digitally if necessary.

Please register through this form: https://forms.office.com/r/8W3SFeVEMS

Language of instruction: English.

Semester
Spring
4
Internships
International Internship Medical Lab Technician (12 weeks)

An internship offers students the opportunity to apply the competencies developed and acquired during their studies in a professional setting. They will be confronted with situations that can hardly, if at all, be simulated at the university college. During the internship, students will learn to recognize and solve problems independently and to successfully carry out assigned duties. They are expected to prove they can function as an individual and as a colleague in an employment context.

An internship prepares students for their future professional lives. Internships for medical lab technicians are performed in clinical laboratories. The domain is dependent on the availability of internship places.

This internship primarily intended to create an opportunity to practice modern analytical techniques, to manage samples, and to update the knowledge within the relevant discipline.

Language of instruction: English.

Semester
Either fall or spring
19
International Internship 2 Medical Lab Technician (4 weeks)

An internship offers students the opportunity to apply the competencies developed and acquired during their studies in a professional setting. They will be confronted with situations that can hardly, if at all, be simulated at the university college.

During the internship, students will learn to recognize and solve problems independently and to successfully carry out assigned duties. They are expected to prove they can function as an individual and as a colleague in an employment context. An internship prepares students for their future professional lives.

Internships for medical lab technicians are performed in clinical laboratories. The domain is dependent on the availability of internship places. This internship primarily intended to create an opportunity to practice modern analytical techniques, to manage samples, and to update the knowledge within the relevant discipline.

Language of instruction: Dutch or English

Semester
Fall or Spring
8
International Internship 3 Medical Lab Technician (4 weeks)

An internship offers students the opportunity to apply the competencies developed and acquired during their studies in a professional setting. They will be confronted with situations that can hardly, if at all, be simulated at the university college.

During the internship, students will learn to recognize and solve problems independently and to successfully carry out assigned duties. They are expected to prove they can function as an individual and as a colleague in an employment context. An internship prepares students for their future professional lives.

Internships for medical lab technicians are performed in clinical laboratories. The domain is dependent on the availability of internship places.

This internship primarily intended to create an opportunity to practice modern analytical techniques, to manage samples, and to update the knowledge within the relevant discipline.

Language of instruction: Dutch or English

Semester
Fall or Spring
8
International Internship FBT (8 weeks)

An internship offers students the opportunity to apply the competencies developed and acquired during their studies in a professional setting. They will be confronted with situations that can hardly, if at all, be simulated at the university college. During the internship, students will learn to recognize and solve problems independently and to successfully carry out assigned duties. They are expected to prove they can function as an individual and as a colleague in an employment context. An internship prepares students for their future professional lives.

This internship course is primarily intended to practice modern analytical techniques and to update the knowledge within the relevant discipline. Students can work around a specific subject, but may just as well participate in various ongoing experiments/studies.

The main goal is to gain as much experience as possible within a lab.

Semester
Fall or Spring
15
International Workplacement + thesis FBT (12 weeks)

An internship offers students the opportunity to apply the competencies developed and acquired during their studies in a professional setting. They will be confronted with situations that can hardly, if at all, be simulated at the university college. During the internship, students will learn to recognize and solve problems independently and to successfully carry out assigned duties. They are expected to prove they can function as an individual and as a colleague in an employment context. An internship prepares students for their future professional lives.

The purpose of this final work internship is to conduct experimental research around a specified research topic and process the results in a bachelor thesis.

Semester
Fall or Spring
22
Electives
Survival Dutch

The aim of the "Survival Dutch" course is to master the basics of the Dutch language, both written and spoken. Starting from everyday situations, you will learn the necessary grammar and vocabulary in order to function in a Dutch speaking environment.

We strongly recommend incoming students to participate in the Survival Dutch course, organized prior to the start of the semester: from September 5th - 15th.

Semester
Summer/Fall
3
Cosmetic Sciences

Have you always wanted to know how the cosmetic world works? In this course, you will find out which regulations the cosmetic world has to comply with. It also involves the formulation a cosmetic preparation. This knowledge is then applied in the lab, where you create your own cosmetic product. 

Language of instruction: Dutch and English

Semester
Spring
3
ICT in the lab

In the near future, mastering ICT skills will be a major asset for lab technicians. In this course, you will learn a basic knowledge of ICT and how to work with Windows as a power user. A basic knowledge of network management is discussed as well as computational thinking and data management.

Semester
Fall
4
Biotechnology research skills

In Biotechnology research skills students will learn some basics in molecular biology and will learn to design  cloning and CRISPR experiments. The course consists of different modules.

  1. Basic principles in molecular biology
  2. Plasmid design and cloning techniques
  3. CRISPR design
  4. Guest lectures

To end there will be some guest lectures on the newest developments in molecular biology techniques.

As a result of this course, the student will design a new CRISPR experiment in silico.

Semester
Spring
4
Biotechnical skills

Equipment in laboratoria knows a very critical role in research. They are however quite expensive and not always available. Learning how to build this equipment yourself with prototyping equipment will help you troubleshoot existing equipment, advance the field, and work out solutions in developing environments. Use lasercutters and 3d printers to make your own incubator and more.

Semester
Fall
4

Brussels Health Campus

Campus Jette

Brussels Health Campus

Brussels Health Campus is located in Jette in the green outskirts of Brussels. We work closely with UZ Brussel and Vrije Universiteit Brussel, which are all located on the same campus. The campus belongs to the medical world top and is an expertise centre in Belgium. 
You can easily reach our campus by public transport. 

Address
Laarbeeklaan 121
1090 Jette

Find the Campus on Google Maps.

How to apply

1. Preliminary steps at your home institution

  • Your home institution needs to have an inter-institutional agreement with Erasmus Brussels University of Applied Sciences and Arts. Check if this is the case by consulting with your home insititution or directly on the Mobility Online platform.
  • Follow the application process at your home institution in order to be nominated as a participant of the Erasmus+ program.
  • A B2 CEFR reference level in English is required. Check with your home institution and verify that you have reached this level.

2. Registering with EhB  

3. Completing the Learning Agreement Before in Mobility Online

  • Contact the Academic Erasmus coordinator of this course (contact details are on the bottom of this page) to define your academic exchange programme.
  • Write the details down in the Learning Agreement Before (in Mobility Online). Upload your Learning Agreement Before at least 1 month before the start of your exchange. 

Contact

Academic Erasmus coordinator: Sofie Geeraerts
Administrative Erasmus coordinator: Lisa Huylebroeck