The department of pathology teaches students of the faculties of medicine and health sciences of the University of Maastricht, the faculty of biomedical technology (a cooperation between the University of Maastricht and the Technical University of Eindhoven) and the school of life sciences of the Transnational University of Limburg (a cooperation between the University of Maastricht and the Limburg University Center in Diepenbeek, Belgium).
Faculty of Medicine
Education provided by the department of pathology for the faculty of medicine includes coordinating courses, giving lectures, providing practical training in skills labs, and leading tutorial groups. Students are evaluated based on practical skills tests and course examinations that are given by the department. The faculty of medicine offers the option of taking elective courses, some of which are offered by the department of pathology. Each year, the curriculum department of the faculty of medicine (Bureau Onderwijs van de FdG), provides an overview and schedule of each program offered. The programs are coordinated and organized by the department itself and are assessed and approved by the so-called “Projectgroep Keuzeonderwijs” (the group that organizes elective courses). Information about programs offered are available to students at the information counter of the curriculum department of the faculty of medicine. Students can apply for an elective program by filling out a specific application form for elective programs, which must be handed in 6 weeks prior to the start of the program.
Faculty of Health Sciences
Education provided by the department of pathology for the faculty of health sciences is concentrated on environmental health sciences and biological health sciences. Courses, lectures and skills labs are offered for both of these fields.