On Health Sciences - Infectious Diseases and Public Health at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam you will focus on the epidemiology and control of infectious diseases in the Netherlands and abroad.
You will gain knowledge of the immunological aspects, development and expression of infectious disease and of the epidemiology, control and elimination of various infectious pathogens, as well as of the appropriate vaccinations.
In addition, you’ll become familiar with the life cycle, virulence and transmission of infectious pathogens, and of the outcome of diseases, in addition to being able to describe the various diagnostic laboratory tests for parasitic infections. You will be able to describe the relationship between nutrition and the appearance/development of infectious diseases, know the causes and effects of malnutrition and over-nutrition in relation to infectious diseases, with a special focus on vulnerable groups and/or populations.
You will be skilled at suggesting relevant interventions based on evidence from empirical epidemiologic population studies. You will also be able to communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders in the field of Health Sciences. Finally, you will contribute to a multi- or interdisciplinary approach to health problems, health promotion and healthcare in a national or international context.
- Research Methods for Health Sciences
- Scientific Writing in English
- Advanced Statistics
- Nutrition and Infectious Disease
- Containment Strategies
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
The next VU Online Master's Event will take place on Saturday 5 March.
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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In order to gain admission to the Health Sciences Master’s programme, you will need to have at least a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited research university including at least three full years of academic study amounting to a minimum of 180 ECTS or equivalent. We do not require a GRE or GMAT test score.
International16730 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16730 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
EU/EEA2209 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2209 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
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