Life expectancy has never been as high as today. However, our modern society faces modern problems. In this minor five major topics in health are discussed: occupational health, sexual health, physical activity, food consumption, and drugs and addiction. Each health topic will be discussed from various viewpoints: physiological, psychological, societal, social-cultural, and ethical viewpoint. The minor is advanced and interdisciplinary and consists of five courses, each discussing a current health topic.
Understanding five major topics in health
How can we face modern problems in modern society like drug abuse, high levels of occupational stress, unhealthy food consumption or population-wide inactivity? What are the consequences of these issues for health and our society?
Studying at VU Amsterdam
Amsterdam, a global city
It is not surprising that Amsterdam is known as the number one student city in the Netherlands.
What will your daily life as a student look like?
You can get a good idea of this if you take a look at a timetable and read about the courses for your programme in the study guide.
On campus if we can. Online because we can.
Don't just become something, become someone at VU Amsterdam
How is the world changing today and what will it look like tomorrow? With the course ‘A Broader Mind’, we challenge you to look at knowledge, society and at yourself with a broader perspective.