Future Challenges in Global Health:
The beginning of the course provides you with an overview of both current and future challenges, in addition to scientific advancements in global health. In the practical part of the course, you will use your newly acquired knowledge and apply it in small project teams.
Key Strategies in Disability and Neuropathy:
In this course you learn to reflect on various philosophical perspectives related to disability and diversity and think about your own perspective.
Clinical Trials and Health Care:
Central in this course is the idea that a systemic perspective, i.e. the involvement of relevant stakeholders in the innovation process, can benefit both quality and successful implementation of new products. In the course, the ins and outs of the process of clinical trials are discussed. How do you do a trial; what actors and factors are involved?
Tailoring Medicine and Telemedicine:
In teams of four students, you will study how multimedia applications in health care change expert – patient/user interaction and communication. To this end you will learn how to use different participatory design methodologies in order to develop ICT applications in health care.
Infectious Diseases and Vaccine Development:
This course gives insight into the past, current and future preventive health care concerning control of infectious diseases with a focus on vaccination. It will be a mixture between biomedical sciences and health policy and management.
For specific information each course, please visit our study guide.
The minor is open to students in the bachelor programs Biomedical Sciences, Health & Life, Health Sciences, bachelor programs in the natural sciences and similar bachelor programs.
Secondary course students (bijvak) can also register for this minor.
Please see the application procedure for more details.
1 semester (30 EC)
Gezondheid en Beweging
‘This minor gave me the opportunity to explore different careers after Health and Life Sciences, for example policymaker, researcher and advisor/manager. I most liked the diversity of courses and the enthusiasm of the teachers. I also enjoyed the amount of guest lectures and the visits to the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and VU medical center.’