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How biomedical knowledge supports health care related solutions

Biomedical Topics in Healthcare

Do you want to learn more about the biomedical mechanisms of disorders and how human development is regulated and can be disturbed? Then the minor Biomedical Topics in Health Care is just the thing for you. Check below whether you meet the admission requirements and find out how to apply.

Admission and registration

  • Admission

    Only students of VU Amsterdam can apply for the minor Biomedical Topics in Health Care.

    Students in Health and Life Sciences, Health Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Medical Natural Sciences and Pharmaceutical Sciences can apply. Of the Health and Life Sciences students, only those with Major Sustainable Health and Care and Major Biomedical Sciences can apply.

  • Registration

    This minor has a maximum of 65 participants on basis of first come first serve. This maximum is based on the maximum size of several courses within this minor. In order to take the minor, please sign in for the minor before 1 July. As soon as the registration period opens, you also need to register for the courses in the minor. Participation in the minor is assured only after successful registration for all courses.

  • FAQ

    • Is there a deadline for the selection of this minor?
      Check the minor in question on If applicable you will find a deadline mentioned there. It is advised to sign-up in case no deadline is mentioned.
      Caution: step 1 = signing-up for the minor, step 2 = registering for all courses. This is possible when the registration starts. Also see the registration periods on - student - to study - courses- register-deregister-for-courses-and-exams or on Information about registration
    • Is a green tick when selecting minors in the course registration module also sufficient when selecting minors with a maximum number of students?
      No, in that case you ought to register timely for all courses before they reach the set max. See under the tab information on Courses > Register/deregister for courses and exams.
      Caution: always select the academic year in which you plan to take the minor. This can be found in the right upper corner of the course registration module.
    • When can I register for the (minor)courses?
      When registration starts. See under the tab – student – to study -  courses or on Courses > Register/deregister for courses and exams.
    • I am registering for a minor with max courses. I am not sure there will be enough space. To be sure I would like to register for another minor, but it is not working. Can you help do this for me?
      No, unfortunately not. Due to organisational constraints, you can only select one minor. You can also only take one minor, as it is not feasible to take two simultaneously. A minor is a full programme. Make sure you register timely for the course(s) of this minor.

    Don’t hesitate to contact the student desk at: if you still have questions about your admission, registration etc.

    Please contact Lidewij Henneman for content related questions at: . 

Do you want to know more, or do you need advice?

Don’t hesitate to contact Lidewij Henneman.