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Health Sciences

Degree type
MSc
Language of education
English
Duration
12 months
Tuition fee EU/EEA
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Tuition fee Non EU/EEA
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Education type
Fulltime,Parttime
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Application deadline
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Accreditations
NVAO
Type of institution
Research University
City
Amsterdam

Program description

The one-year Master programme Health Sciences focusses on gaining insight in the chosen field: health promotion and disease prevention, policy and efficiency of health care systems and the use of (res

This one-year Master programme educates students to become a specialist with a broad, multidisciplinary overview, capable to function as a bridge between healthcare providers on the one hand and policy-makers, management and health educators on the other hand. 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 programme in Health Sciences, you will learn to analyse 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 sc

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