Students will learn how to write a research proposal for their thesis topic in the context of selected tropical diseases. The main activity is focussed on the development of their thesis project supported by active discussions of different sections of their research by peers and teaching staff. These activities will additionally be supported by lectures and self-directed learning. The module accounts for 10 ECTS which are divided over two blocks of 5 ECTS: Research methodology and Biomedical Methods I.