Challenges in Women's & Child Healthcare

VUmc School of Medical Sciences

Challenges in Women's & Child Healthcare

This minor leads you through the circle of life: from reproduction, to pregnancy, from birth to adulthood, from prevention to treatment. The minor comprises current research topics in the field of  Gynecology, Obstetrics and Child Healthcare, as these disciplines are closely related. With this minor we intend to bridge the gap between research and clinical practice. How does patient care leads to research questions and how are results translated into clinical practice? What are the big innovations and how did it change patient care and research? What are the consequences of big data?

Various topics will be studied, like fertility, uterine abnormalities, genetics, prenatal testing, perinatology, oncology, pediatric diseases, food & health, public healthcare, ethics. 

The student will be challenged to discuss about these topics.

The minor (24 or 30 EC) consist of two components: 

  • The minor-module Challenges in Women's & Child Healthcare (24 EC)

Tracks of 30 EC will be completed with a literature essay (6 EC). 

Exchange students who wish to apply for one of these tracks need to have completed at least 90 EC in a relevant program like for example: medicine, biomedicine, psychobiology, technical medicine, medical biology, liberal arts & sciences or biopharmaceautical sciences. 

Admission and registration

Incoming exchange students
The International Office is responsible for course approval and course registration for exchange students. For details about course registration, requirements, credits, semesters and so on, please visit the exchange programmes webpages. For acceptance and registration into a minor, exchange students must always contact the Incoming Exchange Team: incoming@vu.nl 

Semester in Amsterdam
The International Office is responsible for course approval and course registration for Semester in Amsterdam students. For details about course registration, requirements, credits, semesters and so on, please visit the Semester in Amsterdam webpages. For acceptance and registration into a minor program, Semester in Amsterdam students must always contact Semester in Amsterdam team: semesterinamsterdam@vu.nl. Or you can visit our 'How to Apply page'. Feel free to contact us with any remaining questions after reading the above information.

Admission and registration

Admission
The international minor VUmc is open to:

  • Medical bachelor students VU. You need to have completed the first bachelor year and acquire at least 30 EC in the second year (= at least 90 EC), where 18 EC is acquired in the first semester of the second year.
  • Foreign students of partner institutions of VU and VUmc. Exchange students who wish to apply for one of these tracks need to have completed the first bachelor year and acquire at least 30 EC in the second year (= at least 90 EC) in a relevant academic (university) program like for example: medicine, biomedicine, psychobiology, technical medicine, medical biology, liberal arts & sciences or biopharmaceutical sciences. In addition, it is vital that you know the English language (at least on VWO level).
  • Third year BSc VU students in Biomedical Sciences, Health and Life Sciences (major clinical sciences or major biomedical sciences), Medical Natural Sciences and the beta track Amsterdam University College can also enroll. You need to have completed the first bachelor year and acquire at least 30 EC in the second year (= at least 90 EC). In addition, it is vital that you know the English language (at least on VWO level).

Registration
To register, send an e-mail to bachelor.info@vumc.nl. Please make your choice for three minor-modules and select first, second and third choice. International exchange students should be selected and proposed by the international offices of the partner universities.

Incoming exchange students
The International Office is responsible for course approval and course registration for exchange students. For details about course registration, requirements, credits, semesters and so on, please visit the exchange programmes webpages. For acceptance and registration into a minor, exchange students must always contact the Incoming Exchange Team: incoming@vu.nl 

Semester in Amsterdam
The International Office is responsible for course approval and course registration for Semester in Amsterdam students. For details about course registration, requirements, credits, semesters and so on, please visit the Semester in Amsterdam webpages. For acceptance and registration into a minor program, Semester in Amsterdam students must always contact Semester in Amsterdam team: semesterinamsterdam@vu.nl. Or you can visit our 'How to Apply page'. Feel free to contact us with any remaining questions after reading the above information.

Admission and registration

Admission
The international minor VUmc is open to:

  • Medical bachelor students VU. You need to have completed the first bachelor year and acquire at least 30 EC in the second year (= at least 90 EC), where 18 EC is acquired in the first semester of the second year.
  • Foreign students of partner institutions of VU and VUmc. Exchange students who wish to apply for one of these tracks need to have completed the first bachelor year and acquire at least 30 EC in the second year (= at least 90 EC) in a relevant academic (university) program like for example: medicine, biomedicine, psychobiology, technical medicine, medical biology, liberal arts & sciences or biopharmaceutical sciences. In addition, it is vital that you know the English language (at least on VWO level).
  • Third year BSc VU students in Biomedical Sciences, Health and Life Sciences (major clinical sciences or major biomedical sciences), Medical Natural Sciences and the beta track Amsterdam University College can also enroll. You need to have completed the first bachelor year and acquire at least 30 EC in the second year (= at least 90 EC). In addition, it is vital that you know the English language (at least on VWO level).

Registration
To register, send an e-mail to bachelor.info@vumc.nl. Please make your choice for three minor-modules and select first, second and third choice. International exchange students should be selected and proposed by the international offices of the partner universities.

Questions about the programme

If you have detailed questions about the contents of the programme, please contact

Maybritt Stal | bachelor.info@vumc.nl


Overview Challenges in Women's & Child Healthcare

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION

English

DURATION

1 semester (24/30 EC)

START DATE

2 september 2019

FIELD OF INTEREST

Health and Movement

FACULTY

Medicine (VUmc)