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Since 1900, life expectancy has increased by 30 years. Only 5 of those years can be attributed to curative medicine; the remaining 25 years are due to public health and prevention measures. On the Master's program in Health Sciences, you will learn to analyst the various complex factors that contribute to health and disease.
Health scientists go beyond individual health and look at health problems at population level. Obesity can be solved by developing an anti-fat pill or by stomach reduction, but health scientists look at other possibilities such as increasing taxes on fatty foods, reducing the amount of sweets and soft drinks children can buy at school, designing residential areas so that there are places for children to play and educating people about healthy eating and exercise.
Since health problems are complex, the solutions have to be implemented on different levels by a variety of professionals. As a health scientist, you will develop competences that enable you to cooperate with patient populations, health care professionals, policy makers and the greater public.
|diplomaMSc Health Sciences|
|typeregulier, 60 EC|
|opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd|
|heeft geen numerus fixus|
5 full time courses of one motnh
specialisatie Policy and Organisation of Health Care
Program focuses on health technology assessment/health economics. You will study efficiency, effectiveness and quality of care to tackle the problem of increasing costs, waiting lists, staff shortages
In the health care sector there are major problems for politicians, management, staff and – above all – patients. You will study how to spend time and money in ways that will improve healthcare quality, long-term care, equity, efficiency, staff shortages and extreme work pressure in the healthcare sector.
Purchase care, incentives, competition and health care quality, long-term care, equity, efficiency staff shortages and extreme work pressure in the healthcare sector; increasing scope and complexity of healthcare.
Objective You will learn how to bring these problems into focus and help create solutions.
specialisatie Prevention and Public Health
In this program you will gain a overview of the theory, research and practice in the field of prevention and public health. The focus is on communication, lifestyle & environmental interventions.
The focus of this program is on Human behavior/ Life Style and the living and working environment. The ultimate
goal is to improve peoples' health status and quality of life by health
Issues: Prevention is better than cure, but how exactly do you go about preventing a disease?
Objective Developing interventions for a healthier lifestyle.
specialisatie Nutrition and Health
This specialization focuses on the role of diet in healthy food, on nutritional problems in the clinical setting, and problems in developing & developed countries.
This specialization focuses on the role of diet in health and in disease. You may concentrate on promoting good health through primary and secondary prevention of nutrition-related illness in the population, on nutritional problems in the clinical setting, on nutrition and infectious diseases, and/or on nutritional problems in developing and developed countries.
Focus of the program is on Prevention and treatment of disease through diet.
Issues: 21st-century complexities in demographic patterns, disease burden, climate change and economic development in all societies, rich and poor; increasingly complex health problems
- nutritional intervention for improving lifestyle
- optimizing nutritional status in specific population groups, i.e. children, elderly, non-western immigrants
- nutritional components for the prevention of chronic disease
- optimizing nutritional treatment in a clinical setting.
specialisatie International Public Health
You develop knowledge/skills to cooperate and communicate with professionals from various disciplines as well as related stake holders(patient organizations), focusing on solutions of health problems.
Broad perspective on the diverse aspects of international public health.
Issues 21st-century complexities in demographic patterns, disease burden, climate change and economic development in all societies, rich and poor; increasingly complex health problems
The objective is to develop a more integrated approach to complex problems through a strong interdisciplinary focus on developments in intervention strategies to address health needs worldwide.
Internship opportunities e.g. universities, research institutes, NGOs, ministries in countries such as Ghana, South Africa, Vietnam, Thailand, Bangladesh and the Netherlands; international organizations (e.g. WHO), national organizations such as NIVEL.
specialisatie Infectious Diseases and Public Health
This specialization offers a broad overview of the biology of pathogens and the host- pathogen interaction. You will focus on the epidemiology and control of infectious diseases in Nl and abroad.
The different courses will cover all aspects of medical important parasites: life cycles, virulence factors, (immunological) interaction between
parasites and their host(s), diagnosis, epidemiology, control and
elimination and geographic distribution models (GIS).
More over it covers developments in intervention strategies used to
address health needs in an international
context. Containment strategies of infectious diseases, in particular
vaccination programmes and health communication, provide specific areas
of attention. The student learns how to analyze bottlenecks and opportunities of the different implementation strategies, how to interpret the results and to evaluate the implementation of programmes.
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Toelating en studiekosten
|1 september 2018||aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2018|
wettelijk tarief : € 2060
knowledge of Epidemiology
inbegrepen in collegegeld
estimated monthly costs
|€||424||kamerhuur in Amsterdamboven landelijk gemiddelde|
|€||158||collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar|
|€||80||studieboeken en -spullen|
|€||77||uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen|
|€||132||vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie|
|€||42||vervoernaast de OV-kaart|
|€||1292||totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181|
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|22357||studenten aan de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam|
|57%||daarvan is vrouw|
Op kamers in Amsterdam
|€ 424||gemiddelde kamerprijs|
|21 m2||gemiddelde kameroppervlak|
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