Comprehensive care and anatomy

Faculty of Medicine VU

Comprehensive care and anatomy

Only VU medical students & partly Dutch taught

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 Faculty of Medicine VU 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. For Medical Bachelor VU/ students: apply before 1 April 2020. For more information check Canvas.
  • Foreign exchange students of VU partner universities who wish to apply for one of these tracks need to have completed at least 90 EC in a relevant program like for example biomedical sciences, psychobiology, technical medicine or biopharmaceutical sciences. In addition, it is essential that you have a good command of the English language. Please mind that some tracks are only open to medical students, and acceptance also depends on the availability of sufficient spots. For acceptance and registration into a minor, exchange students must always contact the Incoming Exchange Team: incoming@vu.nl. International exchange students should be selected and proposed by the international offices of the partner universities.
  • 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 your level of English is sufficient (at least VWO level). Please mind that some tracks are only open to medical students and acceptance also depends on the availability of sufficient spots. To apply send an e-mail to bachelor.info@vumc.nl before 1 April 2020.

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 Faculty of Medicine VU 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. For Medical Bachelor VU/ students: apply before 1 April 2020. For more information check Canvas.
  • Foreign exchange students of VU partner universities who wish to apply for one of these tracks need to have completed at least 90 EC in a relevant program like for example biomedical sciences, psychobiology, technical medicine or biopharmaceutical sciences. In addition, it is essential that you have a good command of the English language. Please mind that some tracks are only open to medical students, and acceptance also depends on the availability of sufficient spots. For acceptance and registration into a minor, exchange students must always contact the Incoming Exchange Team: incoming@vu.nl. International exchange students should be selected and proposed by the international offices of the partner universities.
  • 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 your level of English is sufficient (at least VWO level). Please mind that some tracks are only open to medical students and acceptance also depends on the availability of sufficient spots. To apply send an e-mail to bachelor.info@vumc.nl before 1 April 2020.

Further information

Attention: International exchange students should be selected and proposed by the international offices of the partner universities.

If you need more information on the minor, for example on its content, learning outcomes and assessment methods, please visit our Faculty of Medicine VU website and select the minor of your choice.

Contact    
Please contact us at bachelor.info@vumc.nl if you have any more questions regarding our minor.

Samenvatting Comprehensive care and anatomy

Taal

Engels

Duur

1 semester (24/30 EC)

StartDatum

2 september 2020

Interessegebied

Gezondheid en Beweging

Faculteit

Geneeskunde (VUmc)

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