Global Health, Indonesia

VUmc School of Medical Sciences

Global Health, Indonesia

This minor is only available for medical students from VUmc School of Medical Sciences

This minor builds on recent developments within the fields of Global Health, Diversity & Primary Care, the Healthcare system in Indonesia and places them in a broader perspective (e.g. psychological, societal, managerial, political and economic).

The minor consists of a one-month course Global Health, a one-month course Diversity & Primary Care, a Bahasa Indonesia language and culture course is integrated over two months, followed by a two-month program in Indonesia in collaboration with the Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta.

The course Global Health offers a broad spectrum of topics from a global perspective and focuses on low- and middle-income countries with a high burden of disease such as infectious diseases, changing disease patterns and lifestyles, malnutrition/obesity, safe motherhood, mental health and essential surgical care. Students acquire experience and knowledge in practicing research in regard to health care and culture.

In the course Diversity & Primary Care the focus will be on diverse Amsterdam and high-income countries, away from high tech solutions by medical specialists, towards care delivered by general practitioners, close to people’s homes and lived realities. Also, differences and inequalities in men and women across diverse backgrounds (intersectionality) will be addressed.

Following these two courses, students participate in a two-month program in collaboration with the Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta Indonesia. The program covers lectures, case studies, ward observation visits in hospital, and outpatient clinic visits. Further the students carry out a research in community health centers on a demand driven topic such as Water and sanitation; TB/HIV; or Mother and Child care.

The minor (24 or 30 EC) consist of two components: 
  • The minor-module Global Health, Indonesia (24 EC), which consist of a two month program in Indonesia in collaboration with the Gadjah Mada University in Yogyyakarta
Tracks of 30 EC will be completed with a literature essay (6 EC).

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 and VUmc. 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 biomedical sciences, psychobiology, technical medicine or biopharmaceutical sciences. In addition, it is essential that you have a good command of the English language.
  • 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 and VUmc. 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 biomedical sciences, psychobiology, technical medicine or biopharmaceutical sciences. In addition, it is essential that you have a good command of the English language.
  • 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


Samenvatting Global Health, Indonesia

Taal

Engels

Duur

1 semester (24/30 EC)

StartDatum

2 september 2019

Interessegebied

Gezondheid en Beweging

Faculteit

Geneeskunde (VUmc)