Challenges in Women and Child Healthcare

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Doel vak

After this minor the student can:
1. describe the translational links between research and clinical
problems in the area of gynecology, obstetrics and pediatrics
2. critically reflect on results of current research in gynecology,
obstetrics and pediatrics and explain how to translate these results
into clinical practice.
3. reproduce the specific challenges and disease background in
gynecology, obstetrics and pediatrics
4. generate a research question and select suitable methodology in order
to work towards a solution for a particular clinical problem in the area
of gynecology, obstetrics and pediatrics
5. explain the relevance of the developmental level of the child as well
as the legal and ethical aspects of research in children and pregnant
women when designing a clinical study.

Inhoud vak

This minor leads you through the circle of life: from reproduction, to
pregnancy, from birth to adulthood, from prevention to treatment. The
minor comprises current research topics in the field of Gynecology,
Obstetrics and Child Healthcare, as these disciplines are closely
related. With this minor we intend to bridge the gap between research
and clinical practice. How does patient care leads to research questions
and how are results translated into clinical practice? What are the big
innovations and how did it change patient care and research? What are
the consequences of big data?
Various topics will be studied, like fertility, uterine abnormalities,
perinatology, oncology, pediatric diseases, food & health, public
healthcare, ethics.
The students will be challenged to discuss about these topics.


Seminars, lectures, practicals, study groups, patient demonstrations,
workshops, excursions, debate


Writing assignment, research proposal writing, oral presentation,
debate, two central exams.


Bachelor’s students of VUmc School of Medical Sciences and external (and
international) students with a (bio)medical background.

Toelichting Canvas

This minor is supported by a corresponding CANVAS course, which contains
all of the required information of this minor including an overview of
the required articles and assignments. The CANVAS course will also be
used to post announcements relevant to the minor. You will automatically
have access to the CANVAS course.

Aanbevolen voorkennis

Knowledge on gynecology, obstetrics and pediatrics, as provided during
the major, is recommended.

Algemene informatie

Vakcode M_BCWCH19
Studiepunten 24 EC
Periode Semester 1
Vakniveau 300
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit VUmc
Vakcoördinator drs. S.D. Sie
Examinator drs. S.D. Sie
Docenten drs. S.D. Sie
dr. P.C.A.M. Bakker
drs. J.J.M.L. Dekker
dr. M.A. de Boer
E. van den Boogaard MA
dr. N.M. van Mello
prof. dr. C.M. Bilardo
prof. dr. J.M.M. Chin A Paw
dr. M.O. Verhoeven
dr. W.J.K. Hehenkamp
dr. V. Mijatovic
dr. P.W. Teunissen
dr. I.H. Linskens
dr. A.L.C. de Vries
drs. M.I. Bosscha
dr. M.O. Verhoeven
dr. M. van der Kuip

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