Translational sciences in medicine (4 weeks)
This course where topics such as underlying mechanisms of pathogenesis of diseases, drug development, scientific integrity, critically read and interpret research data, scientific writing are discussed.
- Internal Medicine
The module will give broadening, deepening and stimulates your critical appraisal of relevant issues in the research field of Internal medicine. The department of internal medicine collaborates and is part of a large number of research institutes, such as ICAR-VU, Cancer Centre, EMGO and LEARN.
- Cardiovascular Research Challenges
Selected topics on cardiovascular diseases, their origin and development, diagnoses and treatments are presented and discussed. The students will design a research proposal for future research based in past research within the Cardiovascular Research field.
This module combines an in depth education in immunology, ranging from research defining basic molecular principles to translational testing and clinical application, combined with two important related research fields, i.e. oncology, immunology, and infection biology.
- Clinical Neuroscience - Life of Brain
Relatively mild damage to the human brain can have large and lasting impact on the daily lives of patients. You will be guided through the brain as we age, focusing on common (and uncommon) neurological disorders in each stage of life.
- Hot Topics in Psychiatry
Topics: child- and adolescent psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, schizophrenia, autism, depression, and comorbid somatic and neurological conditions.
- Global Health, Diversity & Conflict
This module builds on recent developments and practices within the fields of Global Health, Gender and Diversity and Health Care in Conflict Areas and places them in a broader perspective (e.g. psychological, societal, managerial, political and economic).
- Global Health Indonesia
This module is only available for medical students VUmc.
- Death and Dying
Clinical scientific and moral challenges surrounding quality of life and patient participation in “end of life decisions are hot topics in present day healthcare. These aspects will be investigated from a multidisciplinary perspective.
- Peri-operative Patient Care and Anatomy
The module "multidisciplinary perioperative patient management and integrated surgical anatomy" offers a comprehensive program for students with interest in perioperative care and management of surgical emergencies.
- Child Healthcare
It comprises current research topics in pediatrics and the challenges and differences in health care from babies to adolescents when compared to adult medical and psychiatric care.
- Personalized Medicine
Personalized medicine is a treatment that accounts for individual variability, including the genetic profile. This module will teach advanced methods, from theory as well as in many practical site visits in the VUmc.
- The Moving Body... in Health and Disease
Musculoskeletal disorders and neurological movement disorders are among the leading chronic diseases in the Netherlands. This minor pays attention on prevention, etiology, diagnostics, and surgical and non-surgical treatment of musculoskeletal disorders and neurological movement disorders.
- Research Minor: Science in Medicine
During this research minor, the students learn and discuss the theoretical background of medical research, which also includes the pitfalls and limitations of science in medicine. Besides the theory, students can also perform a study in one of the research institutes of the VU medical center.
For more information about each course, please visit the study guide.