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 during the many practical lessons in our own labs or in one of the medical or research labs we collaborate with.

Erasmus + exchange in Biomedical Laboratory Sciences

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

An international internship can be combined with 1 or several courses if desired.

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

Important note: Taking other courses than the ones listed below as an exchange student is not possible for biomedical laboratory sciences since Dutch is the main teaching language (unless a B2-language level is obtained).

Programme timing 

Fall semester: September 18, 2023 – February 2, 2024 

  • Survival Dutch(*): September 4 - September 14, 2023
  • EhB Welcome Days: September 14 and 15, 2023 
  • Fall holidays: October 30 – November 5, 2023 
  • Winter holidays: December 25, 2023 - January 7, 2024
  • Exam period: January 8 - February 2, 2024

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

Spring semester: February 12 – June 28, 2024

  • Welcome Day: February 9, 2024
  • Course period: February 12 - May 31, 2024
  • Spring holidays: April 1 – April 14, 2024 
  • Exam period: June 03 - June 28, 2024
     

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

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

Semester
Fall
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

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

Semester
Fall
3
International Project: Forensic Investigation & CSI Workshop

 

This course will not be offered in academic year 2024-2025.

 

Semester
Fall
4
Internships
International Internship + thesis (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 intends to create an opportunity to practice modern analytical techniques, to manage samples, and to update the knowledge within the relevant discipline.

Semester
Fall or Spring
22
International Internship 2 (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 intends to create an opportunity to practice modern analytical techniques, to manage samples, and to update the knowledge within the relevant discipline.

Semester
Fall or Spring
8
International Internship (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.

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

Semester
Fall or Spring
15
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 9th - 19th.

Semester
Summer/Fall
3
ICT in the Lab 1

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
ICT in the Lab 2

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
Spring
4
Molecular Design and Gene Editing in Silico

In Molecular design and gene editing in silico, students will learn to design cloning and CRISPR experiments. The courses consists of different parts:

Design of primers and PCR reactions
Design of plasmids and cloning strategies
Design of a CRISPR Cas gene modification protocol
Guest lectures
The topics will be introduced first through lectures, followed by hands-on in silico exercises.

During the sessions the students will get in touch with several bio-informatic desiging tools.

To end there will be some guest lectures on research that has been done by the use of several molecular biology techniques as well as the newest developments in the field.

As a result of this course, the student will be able to design a new CRISPR Cas9 gene modification experiment in silico.

Semester
Spring
4
Futures Studies

How does one orient itself towards the future -or should we say futures-, in an ever-changing world? Through participation in a hands-on futures research project related to your area of expertise, you will gain a better understanding on how to navigate future worlds.  Together we will learn how to give meaning to the many changes unfolding around us and empower you to actively co-create more sustainable futures for all.
At the end of the course you will understand the relevance of futures research for your specific work context and have gained a ‘futures literacy’ skillset which allows you to think about the future in a more rich, resilient, systemic and creative way.

Evaluation: Portfolio

 

Semester
Fall
4
Navigating the World of AI

Artificial Intelligence or AI is a buzzword today and remains a concept poorly understood, vague, and often approached with fear of the unknown or with false hopes about what can be achieved. The course "Navigating the world of Artificial Intelligence" aims to introduce non-IT students to some of the basic concepts, principles, and techniques that fall under the umbrella term AI and offers a more nuanced understanding on the topic. This course is specifically designed for students with no technical background. This is not a coding course! Instead this is an introductory course that enables students to think critically, creatively and ethically about the implementation of AI technology.

Through exercises, you will be encouraged to investigate the general impact of AI in your own field to then further conceptualize what that could mean for a specific organization within your field. The students are guided through these exercises via online course material and regular discussions with peers. 

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.

Study costs

Study costs are covered by the Erasmus+ Study agreement.

Additional costs are limited and are clearly mentioned on the course descriptions.

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

Erasmushogeschool Brussel
Brussels Health Campus
Laarbeeklaan 121, 1090 Jette

Contact for Erasmus students