Experience & Expertise
Master course voor double talents
Starting November 2022, the Graduate School of Life Sciences has a new master course: the Experience and Expertise elective course (X&X course). This is a special course that has been developed specifically for and together with students with a somatic or mental chronic condition.
In this course, students with a chronic condition explore how they can use their experiential knowledge with their condition as a researcher. Their double talent can become an element of their career perspective. For example by participating as a patient representative in research. But their personal experiences can also contribute to their approach to (their own) research.
In the X&X course master students explore different aspects of their double talent. They will come into contact with fellow students with similar and recognizable challenges and experiences. Thus, the X&X course not only builds on the knowledge of patient participation, but also towards a new professional and career perspective, and the personal growth of participants.
This course has been developed together with a number of students with a chronic condition, lecturers, and researchers of the University Utrecht / UMCU and design agency Open Concept. The project is financed by Agis Innovation fund (Agis Innovatiefonds).