Courses for PhD candidates

Here you can find all the courses for PhD candidates offered by Radboudumc (RIMLS, RIHS, Donders Institute) and Radboud University.

Core competencies for PhD candidates and postdocs

Young researchers are the future scientists solving medical healthcare problems of tomorrow. Radboudumc has defined a set of core competencies for PhD and postdoc candidates as a guideline for professional career development.

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Core competencies for PhD candidates and postdocs

During their training, PhD and postdoc candidates are expected to become independent researchers skilled in (financial) project management, policy/decision making and management. These types of transferable skills stand candidates in good stead not just for an academic career but also for the professional job market beyond the university setting. 

Self-assessment tool

Collectively the university medical centres designed a competence model as a self-assessment tool to help you further develop yourself, and to recognize acquired competences.

PhD Compentence Model: Link

Types of core compencies

  • Research skills and knowledge
  • Responsible conduct of science
  • Personal effectiveness
  • Professional development
  • Leadership and management
  • Communication
  • Teaching
  • Radboud specific
For each type of compencies we offer a number of courses if you feel that you use some extra training to enhance these skills.

Courses at the Radboudumc

Here you can find all the courses for PhD candidates offered by RIMLS, RIHS and Donders Institute. You can filter by research institute or competencies. go to the courses

Courses at the Radboud University

Generic skills training courses for PhD candidates are also offered by the Radboud University. More information about these courses you will find on the site of the RU. go to the courses

BMS courses for PhD candidates

The research institutes have agreed with the Radboud Health Academy that PhD candidates can participate in BMS courses free of charge. However, specific conditions and procedures apply; those are outlined in this manual. read more

Overview ECTS

Time invested in a course is measured in ECs. ECs are defined by the course organizer, or can be calculated.

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Overview ECTS

Time invested in a course is measured in EC  (European Credits, as defined in the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System - ECTS). For many courses, the number of ECs are given in the course description. For some courses or other activities, this can be calculated using a set of rules. These rules, as well as the ECs for a number of popular courses, are given in this document.

In case of discrepancies, the number of ECs in the course description is leading.

Courses at Radboud University

Courses for PhD candidates given at Radboud University can be found in gROW. The full course description lists the number of ECs. Please register for the course to read the full course description; this has no consequences. Only if you register for an ‘Event’, you will be placed in a group.

Courses at Radboudumc

Courses for PhD candidates given at Radboudumc are listed in the Online Learning Environment. Most applicable courses have listed the number of ECs in the course description. If this is not the case, please calculate according to these guidelines.

Courses from Master’s programs

All courses from Master’s programs have defined ECs, which can be found in the course desciptions.

Overview competencies

  • Formulate clear research questions and hypotheses, design solid research protocols as well as demonstrate in-depth knowledge of ones field.