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We want to improve and maintain health and innovate health care

Health Sciences

Our mission is to integrate high quality, interdisciplinary research, education and valorisation activities to improve and maintain health, and innovate health care.

The department of Health Sciences was founded in 2003 to support the Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science programs started in 2002 at Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam.

The education programs are good examples of an academic training at the crossroads of many disciplines. Tuition and research are provided by academic staff of the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Medicine, the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, the Faculty of Psychology and Education, and the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration.

The research program of the department of Health Sciences has been established in close collaboration with APH (Amsterdam Public Health). The research activities are devoted to public health. The definition of public health we use is "preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private, communities and individuals”.

About Health Sciences

Research domains

The different, but converging starting points of our analyses transpire into 8 research domains:

  • Health economics
  • Health technology assessment
  • Infectious diseases
  • Methodology and applied biostatistics
  • Musculoskeletal health
  • Healthy and sustainable nutrition
  • Prevention and public health
  • Youth and lifestyle

Education programmes

We coordinate the following programmes:

Questions?

Feel free to contact us

Call +31 (0)20 - 598 71 23

Or send an e-mail to secretariaat.agw.beta@vu.nl

VU Amsterdam, Faculty of Science
MF building
Van der Boechorststraat 7
1081 BT Amsterdam