Comprehensive care and anatomy

VUmc School of Medical Sciences

Comprehensive care and anatomy

More than 1.2 million patients undergo anesthesia and surgery in the Netherlands. This minor offers students an integrated perspective on the multidisciplinary perioperative care and management of surgical patients.

On the one hand there will be a an emphasis in this minor on the technical side, in which:
  • Students will learn how to integrate their knowledge of human anatomy with surgical anatomy in the theatre and radiological anatomy through a number of imaging modalities.
  • Training is done in a high tech simulation facility with specific perioperative procedures.
  • The anatomy of the human body will be studied on cadavers.
On the other hand there will be an emphasis on the care for patients in light of their phase in the illness trajectory. How are decisions made on whether to perform surgery or not? This decision might be straightforward for a healthy young adult who had an accident, but less straightforward for a frail older person who broke a hip. Do the advantages of surgery weigh up to the disadvantages? And might advance care planning, timely talking about wishes for care and treatment in the last phase of life, have helped in the decision-making? And when after a surgery it turns out that the disease remains life-limiting, palliative care is important in order to treat symptoms, maintain a good quality of life and provide appropriate care according to the wishes of the patient.

Main goal of this unique comprehensive minor is to introduce the bachelor students in the multidisciplinary field of perioperative medicine.

The minor (24 or 30 EC) consist of two components: 
  • The minor-module Comprehensive care and anatomy (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 Comprehensive care and anatomy

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION

English

DURATION

1 semester (24/30 EC)

START DATE

2 september 2019

FIELD OF INTEREST

Health and Movement

FACULTY

Medicine (VUmc)