ACE contribution to educational programs
PhD education is one of the most important pillars of research within the ACE Alzheimercentrum. Dementia research in our groups is performed by at least 23 PhD students.
We are planning to set up a minor on dementia research, diagnostics and care for the upcoming years. We are involved in the new Bachelor and Master programme 'Clinical Technology', as well as the existing curriculum for Ba and MSc Medicine, Neuroscience, Psychology, Physics. Student research projects, Ba and MSc can be performed in a clinical or research setting. Our PIs give lectures on dementia research and care in PhD courses (Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences in research methods courses such as biostatistics and clinical and genetic data) and clinical resident courses (nascholing Biemond, congresses).
Feedback from evaluations by students and study coordinators is considered, and improvement is an integral part of education performed in our ACE. International students are among the Ba, MSc and PhDs (Eastern Europe, South America, China, Pakistan), although they cannot be a part of daily clinical practice, as a good understanding of the Dutch language is crucial for dementia diagnostics.