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Gezondheid en Leven

2019-2020

De opleiding Gezondheid en Leven richt zich op alle aspecten van leven, gezondheid en ziekte. Het functioneren van de gezonde mens is gerelateerd aan genetische, sociale, biotische, gedragsmatige en fysische invloeden. Onze gezondheid vanuit een totaalblik! Als jou dit ook mateloos fascineert, dan is deze opleiding je op het lijf geschreven!

In het eerste jaar van de opleiding leg je een brede basis voor de kennis en academische vaardigheden binnen de levenswetenschappen. Jouw blikveld reikt van molecuul tot maatschappij. Vervolgens profileer je je in het tweede jaar op basis van jouw interesses, vaardigheden en ambities in de richting van de biomedische-, klinische-, of gezondheidswetenschappen (major). In het eerste gedeelte van het derde jaar kies je een minor en in het tweede semester rond je de opleiding af met een bachelorstage waarin alles samenkomt.

Info

Niveau Bachelor
Taal Nederlands
Duur 3 jaar
Vorm Voltijd
Studiepunten 180 EC
Faculteit Faculteit der Bètawetenschappen
Gezondheid en Leven jaar 2
Gezondheid en Leven major Biomedische Wetenschappen
Gezondheid en Leven major Gezondheidswetenschappen
Gezondheid en Leven major Gezondheidswetenschappen jaar 2 keuzevakken
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
Allergie en auto-immuniteit P1 6EC AB_1024
Preklinische neurowetenschappen P1 6EC AB_487016
Voeding P1 6EC AB_1166
Biotechnologie en maatschappelijke dynamiek P2 6EC AB_1192
Kwalitatief onderzoek P2 6EC AB_1167
Geneesmiddelen P5 6EC AB_1127
Gezondheid in de stad P5 6EC AB_1222
Gezondheid in grootstedelijke gebieden P5 6EC AB_487021
Pathologie van het bewegen P5 6EC AB_1165
Science Communication for Researchers P5 6EC AB_470185
Varianten van kwalitatief onderzoek P5 6EC AB_1172
Gezondheidseconomie voor beleid P6 6EC AB_1163
Infectieziekten: gastheer-pathogeen interacties P6 6EC AB_1174
Internationale volksgezondheid P6 6EC AB_470088
Jeugd en gezondheid P6 6EC AB_487010
Management van innovaties P6 6EC AB_470195
Gezondheid en Leven major Klinische Wetenschappen
Gezondheid en Leven jaar 3
Gezondheid en Leven major Biomedische Wetenschappen jaar 3
Gezondheid en Leven major Biomedische Wetenschappen minoren
Minor Five Big Issues in Health
Omschrijving
Global life expectancy has never been as high as it is today. However,
our modern society faces modern problems, such as drug abuse, high
levels of occupational stress or population-wide inactivity. All those
issues have severe consequences for health. Finding solutions to those
problems requires a multidisciplinary approach.

The minor “Five Big Issues in Health” focuses on large scale modern
health issues. The minor consists of five courses, each revolving around
a major health issue, which will be tackled from a scientific
perspective and be discussed form physiological, psychological,
societal, socio-cultural and ethical viewpoints. Special attention will
be given to the practical implications of this knowledge. Through
lectures, excursions, practicals and assignments, you will seek answers
to questions such as:
- What do we need to support workers to reach the increased retirement
age in good health? (Health@Work)
- How can we prevent unplanned pregnancies among young girls, and sexual
transmitted diseases among the elderly? (Sexual Health)
- Can we save the world by eating insects? (Food for Thought)
- Is exercise the medicine to lifestyle diseases? (Moving Matters in
Health)
- Why is it so difficult to treat addiction? (Drugs and Addiction)
Intekenen
Admission criteria:
Students in Health, Life, Human Movement, and Biomedical Sciences,
Medicine and Psychology from the Vrije Universiteit and other
universities can apply.
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
Health @ Work P1 6EC AB_1033
Sexual Health: Threats and Opportunities P1 6EC AB_1034
Food for Thought P2 6EC AB_1036
Moving Matters in Health P2 6EC AB_1035
Drugs and Addiction P3 6EC AB_1032
Minor Biomedical and Health Interventions
Omschrijving
This minor builds on recent developments within the field of biomedical
and health sciences and places them in a broader perspective (e.g.
societal, managerial, political and economic). In our current time we
face many challenges in health care due to new and emerging infectious
diseases, changing disease patterns, demographic changes, rising costs
of health care and globalisation. At the same time, new scientific
developments result in innovative products and services, such as novel
pharmaceuticals, neurotechnologies and telemedicine. Ideally, the
scientific developments would be able to address the current challenges
successfully. However, reality sometimes proves otherwise. Technical
innovations are not taken up by patient groups, vaccination programs are
unable to reach proper vaccination levels, societal movements halt
further scientific developments, etc. What are the underlying causes for
these undesirable outcomes and how could we in the future create a
better match between the needs in health care and developments in
biomedical and health sciences? This minor provides you with the first
steps to answer these questions.
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
Future Challenges in Global Health P1 6EC AB_1042
Key Strategies in Disability and Neuropathy P1 6EC AB_1045
Clinical Trials and Health Care P2 6EC AB_1043
Tailoring Medicine and Telemedicine P2 6EC AB_1044
Infectious Diseases and Vaccine Development P3 6EC AB_1046
Minor Communicatie over Gezondheid
Omschrijving
The minor Communication about Health aims to provide insight into basic
principles and recent developments in communication about health and
diseases to different target groups and by different parties (such as
government, press, health-promoting organizations or professionals).
Moreover, the minor deals with behavioral-, language- and
social-scientific aspects as well as legal aspects of communication and
how these can be applied in the area of public health and health care.
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
Gezondheid, media en publiek P1 6EC AB_470188
Massacommunicatie en publieke opinie P1 6EC AB_1028
Gezondheidsjournalistiek: analyse en vaardigheden P2 6EC AB_1101
Gezondheidsrecht en ethiek P2 6EC AB_1029
Marketingtechnieken en Social Marketing P3 6EC AB_1031
Minor Evolutionary Biology and Ecology
Omschrijving
STUDY UNIFYING PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY: Evolution is a central theme in
biology, which pervades all biological disciplines. The basic theme of
this program is to illustrate how evolutionary thinking has penetrated
such diverse areas as ecology, genetics, molecular biology, animal
physiology and behavioural sciences. The study of unifying principles of
biology is the main theme of this minor program.

Aim:
The general aim of the programme is to provide an in-depth treatment of
selected topics in modern biological sciences, in such a way that the
students are stimulated to pursue their further studies in a specialized
graduate programme focussed on one of these topics. At the same time,
this minor also provides a broad basis for pursuing a general biology
graduate programme combined with a professional career in education or
science communication.

Target population:
Third year undergraduate students of BSc Biology, BSc Biomedical
Sciences, BSc Earth Sciences, and BSc Health & Life Sciences with a
major in Biomedical Sciences from the VU, other Dutch universities and
other European universities. Students from other disciplines or
universities, national and international, are welcome, although
additional requirements may apply.
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
Ecosystem Modelling P1 6EC AB_1218
Environmental Toxicology P1 6EC AB_1020
Adaptation to Human Environments P2 6EC AB_1219
Behavioural Biology P2 6EC AB_1041
Evolutionary Genetics P3 6EC AB_1022
Minor Global Health
Omschrijving
New and emerging infectious diseases, changing disease patterns, ageing,
rising costs of healthcare – these are problems that add complexity to
the already considerable health challenges the world is facing today.
Many diseases do not stop at national borders, and most health problems
have social, political and economic impacts. The world is more than ever
in need of a vision of health that spans the globe. At the same time,
innovative answers to these challenges emerge, like novel
pharmaceuticals, neurotechnologies, genomics, mhealth (using mobile
phones), field test kits that replace whole laboratories, as well as
innovative funding schemes and care arrangement (e.g. community-based
health care). But how can we make these answers fit the challenges that
are emerging? History shows numerous, at best, not-so-effective health
interventions and unintended consequences. To effectively address these
complex health challenges, global health researcher need to
cross-disciplinary boundaries and interact with health professionals,
patients and others to gain in-depth understanding of global health
problems, and to set out cohesive and strategic action to solve these
problems.
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
Future Challenges in Global Health P1 6EC AB_1042
Key Strategies in Disability and Neuropathy P1 6EC AB_1045
Double Burden of Disease P2 6EC AB_1109
Drivers of Change in Global Health P2 6EC AB_1108
Community-based Health Interventions P3 6EC AB_1110
Minor Topics in Biomedical Sciences
Omschrijving
In this minor four topics in biomedical sciences are being discussed. In
addition there is an open slot in January to give you the opportunity to
choose another course of your own interest. Some courses will go into
greater depth in certain topics (Biochemistry of Health and Disease,
Molecular Principles of Brain Disorders) and Experimental Immunology
will show you, hands on, how immunological research is performed and
interpreted. The course Antimicrobial compounds will show you how
interdisciplinary research may disclose new drug targets and lead to
drugs for clinical use. The minor is advanced and interdisciplinary and
is a good preparation for various master programs.

Courses:
Antimicrobial compounds (period 1)
Experimental Immunology (period 1)
Biochemistry of Health and Disease (period 2)
Molecular Principles of Brain Disorders (period 2)
Optional course (period 3)

In period 3, the minor can be completed by choosing a course that is
part of another FALW minor for which you fulfil the requirements for
admission. Any other choice for a course in period 3 requires approval
of the Examination Board and results in the annotation "Vrije Minor" on
your diploma, instead of the annotation "Minor Topics in Biomedical
Sciences".
Intekenen
This minor is open to bachelor students in the following programme's:
Biomedical Sciences, Biology and Health & Life Sciences ("Gezondheid &
Leven) with a minor in Biomedical or Clinical Sciences. The maximum
number of participants is set at 80 with priority for students from the
Faculty of Science of VU University. When the maximum number has not
been reached, students of other bachelor programmes, inside or outside
VU University, may participate, provided that they
successfully completed any basic courses in microbiology, immunology and
biochemistry.
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
Antimicrobial Compounds: From Clinical Use to Target Analysis and Drug Development P1 6EC AB_1122
Experimental Immunology P1 6EC AB_1055
Biochemistry in Health and Disease P2 6EC AB_1054
Molecular Principles of Brain Disorders P2 6EC AB_1049
Minor Health Care Management
Omschrijving
The minor Health Care Management is a joint programme offered by the
School of Business and Economics (SBE) and the Faculty of Earth and Life
Sciences (FALW). It is open to all bachelor students from the VU, from
other Dutch universities and from universities abroad.

This minor discusses health care policy from an economic perspective and
deals with management of health care organizations, using economic,
organization, accounting and finance theories and methods. It offers
students in economics and business sciences the opportunity to use
economic and organizational theories which enables them to gain in-depth
knowledge about the cure and care sector. The minor is also useful for
students from other faculties who have studied health care issues from
another perspective, like medicine, social sciences, life sciences and
behavioral and movement sciences. The minor may be especially helpful
for those students who consider working in policy development or
managerial positions within the health care sector. The minor relates to
two major VU themes: Human & Life Sciences en Professional Services.

The minor focuses on the following themes:
- The economic effects of health, illness, demographic developments and
aging.
- The role of government intervention in the health care market,
positive and negative economic implications of regulation.
- Structure and functioning of care and cure markets, and the way health
care supply meets health care demand.
- The role of health insurance arrangements in influencing health care
supply.
- Policy issues around health care regulation, accessibility of care,
cost control and health care quality.
- Financial management of health care organizations in their pursuit of
health care productivity, cost effectiveness and quality.
- Management of health care organizations, the role of management in
steering and controlling professionals, leadership, and communication.

The minor enables students to analyze the effectiveness of health care
policies, to analyse complex issues related to financing and controlling
health care institutions, and to improve internal management issues
within health care organizations.

The minor contains 5 compulsory courses.
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
Economics of the Dutch Health Care System P1 6EC E_EBE3_EDHCS
Health Economics P1 6EC E_EBE3_HEC
Economic Assessment of Health Care P2 6EC E_EBE3_EAHC
Financial Management in Health Care Organizations P2 6EC E_EBE3_FMHCO
Health Care Management P3 6EC E_EBE3_HCM
Universiteitsminoren
Omschrijving
De universiteitsminoren
- Zijn in principe toegankelijk voor alle bachelorstudenten van alle
faculteiten.
- Kennen voor sommige minoren een toegangseis.
- Hebben een vaste omvang van 30 EC.
- Vooraf geen toestemming van je eigen examencommissie nodig om de 30 EC
van deze minor mee te laten tellen in het afstudeerpakket van je
opleiding.
- Indien een bepaald vak uit de universiteitsminor onderdeel uitmaakt
van je reguliere curriculum, kun je deze minor niet (volledig) volgen
omdat vakken niet twee keer kunnen meetellen. Vraag in dat geval
toestemming van de examencommissie voor de invulling van de
profileringsruimte.
Minor Brain and Mind
Omschrijving
The purpose of this minor is to acquaint the student with different
disciplines within the field of Neuroscience. The student will become
familiar with the workings and functions of different types of brain
cells and brain areas. The student will learn how this knowledge can be
used to understand characteristics of the healthy brain (e.g.,
perception, attention, learning and memory, consciousness, personality),
of the developing brain
(pre- and postnatal), and of the diseased brain (e.g., depression,
addiction, eating disorders).
In addition, the students will be familiarized with recent findings from
the fields of human genetics and will actively participate in
nature-versus-nurture debates. Finally, this minor provides an
introduction into recent technological advances in brain-machine
interfaces, deep brain stimulation, and robotics in the context of
Neuroscience. The integration of disciplines such as biology,
psychology, sociology, and genetics, is central to this minor. Students
learn to think critically about how knowledge of the brain and the human
genome can be applied to tackle societal issues.
Intekenen
TARGET GROUP: Third year BSc students alpha and gamma topics (e.g.,
Sociology, Psychology, Economics, Law, Artificial Intelligence) and
students from Lifesciences (e.g., Biology, Fysics, Chemistry, Medicine,
Movement Science, Nutrition) with a broad interest.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor: 90 ECTS, HBO: 120 ECTS

Due to overlap in curriculum, this minor is NOT open for students from
Biomedical Sciences-VU and Health & Life Sciences-VU. These students, as
well as students who plan to pursue a career in Neuroscience, are
advised to sign up for the more specialised minor
Biomolecular/Neurosciences. Please contact the minor coordinator dr
Sophie van der Sluis (s.vander.sluis@vu.nl) for more information about
participation.

For international students, we explicitly note that you will only obtain
credits for the courses if you successfully pass the course exams as
described in the individual course guides (i.e., participation alone is
not sufficient).
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
Cognitive Neuroscience P1 6EC AB_1056
Nature versus Nurture P1 6EC AB_1057
Brain in Trouble P2 6EC AB_1038
The Developing Brain P2 6EC AB_1059
Mind and Machine P3 6EC AB_1060
Minor Global Health
Omschrijving
New and emerging infectious diseases, changing disease patterns, ageing,
rising costs of healthcare – these are problems that add complexity to
the already considerable health challenges the world is facing today.
Many diseases do not stop at national borders, and most health problems
have social, political and economic impacts. The world is more than ever
in need of a vision of health that spans the globe. At the same time,
innovative answers to these challenges emerge, like novel
pharmaceuticals, neurotechnologies, genomics, mhealth (using mobile
phones), field test kits that replace whole laboratories, as well as
innovative funding schemes and care arrangement (e.g. community-based
health care). But how can we make these answers fit the challenges that
are emerging? History shows numerous, at best, not-so-effective health
interventions and unintended consequences. To effectively address these
complex health challenges, global health researcher need to
cross-disciplinary boundaries and interact with health professionals,
patients and others to gain in-depth understanding of global health
problems, and to set out cohesive and strategic action to solve these
problems.
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
Future Challenges in Global Health P1 6EC AB_1042
Key Strategies in Disability and Neuropathy P1 6EC AB_1045
Double Burden of Disease P2 6EC AB_1109
Drivers of Change in Global Health P2 6EC AB_1108
Community-based Health Interventions P3 6EC AB_1110
Minor Business Administration - New Ways of Doing Business
Omschrijving
Why are some companies outperforming their rivals? How is it that
companies like Nike and ASML are responsive to changes in customer
preferences and are successfully battling their competitors, whereas
companies like General Motors and Philips struggle? Why are companies
like Airbnb and Uber successful in developing and selling product and
service innovations, whereas publishers and record companies lack
innovative capacity? How is it possible that long-existing companies are
surpassed by new venture start-ups with radical different business
approaches, such as Shapeways and Blendle? The answers to these
questions show that high-performing companies excel in using new ways of
management and organization. Specifically, these companies have business
models that work in today’s dynamic environment.

In the Minor in Business Administration you will learn to build, assess,
and change business models and tackle management and organization
issues.

The Minor in Business Administration is a 30 EC programme taught in
English. You will become familiar with the foundations of business
administration: strategy, marketing, finance, accounting, logistics,
technology, and human resource management. Using business model
thinking, you will combine and apply the knowledge from these
disciplines to study businesses. In addition, midway the programme you
are asked to select a specialization theme, which enables you to obtain
a deeper understanding about the relationship between your profession
and a business discipline. In addition to academic skills, the programme
emphasizes professional skills, including creativity, communication,
reflexivity, and consultancy. The Minor Business Administration provides
you with knowledge and skills to successfully act in dynamic
organizations, irrespective of your professional background.

Students in the BSc programmes Economics and (International) Business
Administration are excluded from participating in this University Minor.
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
Business Professionals P1 6EC E_MB_BPROF
Foundations of Business Administration P1 6EC E_MB_FBA
Business Model Assessment P2 6EC E_MB_BMA
Business Model Innovation P2 6EC E_MB_BMI
Business Project P3 6EC E_MB_BPROJ
Minor Global Food Security
Omschrijving
Global food security is at the core of many of today’s societal
problems, varying from undernourished children to obese adults and
elderly; climate change presents a challenge for future food production;
novel technologies raise ethical questions with respect to animal
welfare, preservation of biodiversity, and protection of national policy
autonomy. These and many other societal issues are part of the content
of this course. These insights will be useful to a variety of academic
and societal fields, and may help you to choose your master’s programme.

This minor takes real world problems as a starting point. Examples,
assignments and (guest)lectures will be based on the variety of actual
challenges related to food security. Throughout the minor, culminating
in an advisory report in the last course, you will conduct an assignment
for a real organization active in the field of food security; e.g. the
Ministry of Economic Affairs; Oxfam Novib; FrieslandCampina.

Jobs are increasingly about combinations of insights and skills rather
than specialized knowledge only. In this minor you will acquire skills
and insights from different scientific backgrounds to be able to conduct
interdisciplinary research. The fact that this minor is offered by the
Amsterdam Centre for World Food Studies, an institute that brings
together researchers from different faculties of the VU to conduct
inter- and transdisciplinary research on food security, guarantees the
richness of skills and methods taught.
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
Agriculture for Food and Nutrition Security P1 6EC E_MG_AFNS
Challenges of Food and Nutrition Security P1 6EC E_MG_CFNS
Economics and Politics for Food and Nutrition Security P2 6EC E_MG_EPFNS
Food and Quality of Life P2 6EC E_MG_FQL
Applications in Food and Nutrition Security Analysis P3 6EC E_MG_AFNSA
Minor Managing Digital Innovation
Omschrijving
The opportunities of the digital era are essentially unlimited.
Innovative technologies may completely change how business and design
processes are set up, while new directions for fruitful start-ups are
countless. This calls for new and strategic ways of organising these
opportunities to innovate in the digital world. If you are interested in
new, exciting ways to organise for digital innovation, if you want to
learn how new digital technologies such as big data, 3D printing and
robotization change the way of working in your own field of expertise;
if you are interested in how to design and organise pervasive digital
technologies, if you would like to start your own Spotify, Uber or
Airbnb in your own specific discipline and would like to learn how to do
so; if you are interested in new professional, organisational and
managerial insights related to digital innovation, this minor is for
you.

This minor is a 30 EC programme taught in English. The programme
consists of five courses taught during the first semester of the third
year of your Bachelor program.

Students in the Bachelor programmes (International) Business
Administration are excluded from participating in this university minor.
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
Introduction to Digital Innovation P1 6EC E_MM_IDI
Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation P1 6EC E_BK3_SMTI
Business Intelligence and Analytics P2 6EC E_MM_BIA
New Ways of Working P2 6EC E_MM_NWW
Ethics of Algorithms P3 6EC E_MM_ETHA
Minor Economics
Omschrijving
What is the future of employment in the face of technical innovation?
Why does the discovery of natural resources make a country sometimes
poorer rather than richer? How can we keep the pension and health care
system sustainable if there are only half as many working age people?
Why do economic crises occur? These questions illustrate how economics
touches upon the most pressing problems of today: economic well-being,
inequality and sustainability. In the minor in Economics you will learn
to tackle economic issues by learning to think like an economist.

The minor in Economics is a 30 EC programme of 5 compulsory courses,
taught in English. You will become familiar with the development of
economic thought, including the principles of micro- and macroeconomic
theory and key insights from empirical economic analysis. You will gain
insight into the role of economic policy, learning to identify when
markets fail and when policy interventions may provide solutions.
Finally, you learn to take a structured approach to solving practical
problems using economic core concepts. Upon completion you will have a
proven ability to apply sound economic reasoning to a range of issues on
a micro- and macroeconomic level, for example related to labor markets,
social insurance, health and welfare policy, environmental and product
market regulation, fiscal and monetary policy, trade and development
policies.

Students in the BSc programmes Economics and Business Economics as well
as Econometrics are excluded from participating in this university
minor. More information is also available on our general Canvas page
https://canvas.vu.nl/courses/27772.
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
Foundations of Macroeconomics P1 6EC E_ME_FMA
Foundations of Microeconomics P1 6EC E_ME_FM
Macroeconomic Policy P2 6EC E_ME_MAEP
Microeconomic Policy P2 6EC E_ME_MIEP
Economic Policy Analysis P3 6EC E_ME_EPA
Minor Psychologie en het Brein
Omschrijving
De kennis over de psyche en ons brein groeit snel. Wekelijks verschijnen
er artikelen en boeken met baanbrekende inzichten over de werking van
onze hersenen en het effect hiervan op ons gedrag. Deze kennis verandert
de wereld, met steeds sterk wordende effecten op marketing, rechtspraak,
technologie, computers, onze voeding en de economie. Het geeft ons
inzichten in waarin en waarom we van elkaar verschillen, en helpt ons
bepaalde groepsprocessen in de maatschappij te verklaren. Kennis over de
psychologie en ons brein zijn een must voor iedereen die wil begrijpen
waarom we doen wat we doen.

Doel
De minor Psychologie en het brein laat studenten kennismaken met de
vakgebieden die gedrag en brein onderzoeken. Studenten krijgen in de
minor een overzicht van de psychologie en de cognitieve
neurowetenschappen, en worden vervolgens geïntroduceerd in de manier van
onderzoek doen in deze velden. De doelstellingen hierbij zijn bij de
student:
a. de kennis aan te brengen om met verstand te oordelen over claims die
zowel binnen als buiten de wetenschap over psyche en brein worden
gemaakt,
b. de vaardigheden bij te brengen om zelf onderzoek te doen naar psyche
en brein.

Doelgroep:
De minor is aantrekkelijk voor studenten met een algemene interesse in
psychologie en de hersenen, met voorkennis van statistiek (zoals
aangeboden in bachelors in de sociale wetenschappen, economie, exacte en
biomedische wetenschappen).

Ingangseisen:
-Minstens 90 EC behaald binnen één bachelorprogramma.
-Minstens 6 EC behaald aan statistische vakken.

Aantal deelnemers:
Er geldt een maximum van vijftig studenten per jaar, die op basis van
First come First serve worden gekozen.
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
Evolutionary Psychology P1 6EC P_BEVOLPS
Inleiding Psychologie (UM) P1 6EC P_UINLPSY
Biologische Psychologie (UM) P2 6EC P_UBIOPSY
Twin Research in Psychology (UM) P2 6EC P_UTWRES
Neuropsychologie (UM) P3 6EC P_UNEUPSY
Law and Global Society (Minor)
Omschrijving
Globalisation impacts the way we live. We meet different people, learn
about diverse cultures, and internet facilitates world-wide
communication and information exchange. Law traditionally focuses on
nation states, but topics like migration, internet, climate, and
terrorism do not stop at the border. Quite the contrary. The objective
of this minor is to become aware of the fact that many societal issues
ask for a transboundary approach to law.

The minor explores the role of law in defining and resolving social
issues concerning the globalisation of societies. Central topics are
migration (transnational movement), internet (transnational
communications) and climate change (transnational action).
This minor offers students insight in questions, such as:
• Why transnational issues are not suited for unilateral, national
actions;
• What states can do within international law (such as European Union
law);
• The ways in which states are currently responding to these issues;
• The criticism of the current actions and regulations;
• Future perspectives.
After completing this minor, the student has knowledge of the core of
the legislation concerning the three topics, has gained insight in the
most important critique and analysis of this legislation (from a legal,
policy-orientated, sociological, anthropological and/or philosophical
perspective), and is capable of critically judging proposed changes. For
each of the topics the student knows which actors play a role in making
rules and policy, how states work together (or not), the consequences of
this (lack of) cooperation and the future perspective for transnational
regulations in migrations, climate change and internet. Knowledge of
these ‘case studies’ and the theory involved also enables student to
independently reflect on other areas of transnational problems, such as
security.
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
Street Law Ac. Jaar (sept) 6EC R_StrLaw
Human Rights and the Border P1 6EC R_HumRB
Internet Governance P1 6EC R_InternGov
Climate Change Law P2 6EC R_TL-TP
Human Rights and Citizenship P2 6EC R_HumRC
Current Issues in Migration Law P3 3EC R_HumRCI
Current Issues in Transnational Law P3 3EC R_CIsTrL
Minor Development and Global Challenges
Omschrijving
This minor explores a number of burning issues in the global world, such
as environment and sustainability, poverty and unequal economic growth,
global political economy, diversity and inequality, and urbanization.
Contrary to the previous minor entitled Development Studies, which
focused on issues surrounding poverty and social inequality in less
developed countries, or the Global South, this new minor approaches the
aforementioned issues through an understanding of “development” as a
field that not only pertains to so-called developing countries but also
to our own western, so-called developed, societies. In other words, the
minor Development and Global Challenges addresses a select number of
burning issues far away and in our own backyards.
The minor both addresses the policy level (including the role of states,
transnational corporations, and non-governmental organizations) and
local responses to contemporary global challenges; The minor critically
assesses earlier conceptualizations and approaches (governance) of
development and discusses their successes and failures; The minor
examines local responses to aforementioned issues, the importance of
political empowerment, and the conditions under which these responses
(and strategies) have been/can be successful; The minor addresses global
challenges such as environmental issues, urbanization and
sustainability, and social inequality both in the global south as well
as in the so-called developed world; The minor acknowledges the fact
that global challenges and burning issues are deeply connected at a
global scale, and need to be confronted at different levels (global,
national, local)
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
Development and Globalization P1 6EC S_DG
Environment and Development P1 6EC S_ED
Global Political Economy P2 6EC S_GPE
Identity, Diversity and Inclusion P2 6EC S_IDI
Urban Studies P2+3 6EC S_UBS
Gezondheid en Leven jaar 3 verplichte vakken
Omschrijving
De bachelorstage vormt de afsluiting van de bacheloropleiding Gezondheid
en Leven. Naast het verkrijgen van vakinhoudelijke kennis en het
aanleren van praktische vaardigheden heeft de bachelorstage het doel om
de tijdens de studie verworven academische vaardigheden en
onderzoeksvaardigheden in praktijk te brengen en te verdiepen.

Er zijn twee stagerichtingen: de biomedische/klinische richting en de
gezondheidswetenschappelijke/klinische richting. De gekozen richting is
afhankelijk van en behorend bij de gekozen major. Voor studenten met een
klinisch wetenschappelijke major wordt gekeken welke stagerichting het
beste past bij de onderzoeksvraag die in de stage beantwoord zal worden.

Tijdens de stage bewijst de student dat hij/zij een biomedisch,
gezondheidswetenschappelijk of klinisch probleem op wetenschappelijke
wijze kan aanpakken, oplossen en beschrijven. Het is tevens een
oriëntatie op het toekomstig werkveld.

• Onderzoeksstages kunnen plaatsvinden binnen wetenschappelijke
onderzoeksafdelingen van universiteiten, universitaire medische centra
of erkende onderzoekinstellingen op het gebied van gezondheid.
• De student wordt geacht zelf een stageproject, -locatie, en
-begeleider te vinden.
• Het onderwerp van de bachelorstage wordt gekozen in de richting van de
major en kan medebepalend zijn voor de kwalificatie voor een
masteropleiding.

Biomedische/klinische stage
Bij de biomedisch/klinisch georiënteerde stage is de onderzoeksvraag
biomedisch van aard waarbij de focus op een biologisch of biomedisch
mechanisme/proces ligt. Er dienen eigen waarnemingen verzameld of eigen
experimenten gedaan te worden aan een biologisch of biomedisch systeem
op het niveau van moleculen, cellen, organen of weefsels van mensen of
dieren. De resultaten dienen statistisch verwerkt te worden. Het
analyseren van reeds verzamelde data is niet voldoende (bijvoorbeeld
resultaten zoals MRI-scans zijn alleen voldoende als de ruwe scanbeelden
door de student zelf geanalyseerd zijn. Resultaten van reeds verwerkte
scans zijn niet voldoende).

Gezondheidswetenschappelijke/klinische stage
Bij de gezondheidswetenschappelijk/klinisch georiënteerde stage is de
onderzoeksvraag van gezondheidswetenschappelijke aard. Er dienen
gegevens met betrekking tot de gezondheid van (groepen) mensen /
patiënten verzameld en geanalyseerd te worden met behulp van
kwantitatieve onderzoeksmethoden. Alleen beschrijvende analyses zijn
niet voldoende voor deze stage. Indien er reeds voldoende gegevens (in
de vorm van ruwe data) verzameld zijn, is het niet noodzakelijk om
tijdens de stageperiode zelf gegevens te verzamelen. Dit dient dan wel
gecompenseerd te worden door een zwaardere belasting op een andere fase
van onderzoek, bijvoorbeeld diepgaandere statistische analyses.
Kwantitatieve data verzameling (gegevens die in een getal uit te drukken
zijn), verwerking en analyses van ruwe data zijn verplichte onderdelen
van de stage. Een kwalitatieve onderzoeksstage waarbij aan de hand van
open gesprekken (focusgroepen, diepte-interviews) kwalitatieve gegevens
worden verzameld, is alleen mogelijk wanneer de cursus Kwalitatief
onderzoek (AB_1167) gevolgd en gehaald is.

Gezondheidswetenschappelijke (GW)-major studenten en Klinische
Wetenschappen (KW)-major studenten die een gezondheidswetenschappelijke
stage zullen lopen volgen de cursus Epidemiologie en biostatistiek 3
voorafgaand aan hun stage.

Meer informatie over beide typen stages is te vinden via vakcode AB_1195
(BMW/KW) en vakcode AB_1196 (GW/KW). Verdere informatie is te verkrijgen
via de Canvas stage community en het stagecoördinaat
(bachelorstages-genl.beta@vu.nl).
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
BSc thesis major Biomedische/Klinische wetenschappen Ac. Jaar (sept) 24EC AB_1195
BSc thesis major Gezondheidswetenschappelijke/Klinische wetenschappen Ac. Jaar (sept) 18EC AB_1196
Epidemiologie en biostatistiek III P4 6EC AB_470228
Gezondheid en Leven major Gezondheidswetenschappen jaar 3
Gezondheid en Leven major Gezondheidswetenschappen minoren
Minor Five Big Issues in Health
Omschrijving
Global life expectancy has never been as high as it is today. However,
our modern society faces modern problems, such as drug abuse, high
levels of occupational stress or population-wide inactivity. All those
issues have severe consequences for health. Finding solutions to those
problems requires a multidisciplinary approach.

The minor “Five Big Issues in Health” focuses on large scale modern
health issues. The minor consists of five courses, each revolving around
a major health issue, which will be tackled from a scientific
perspective and be discussed form physiological, psychological,
societal, socio-cultural and ethical viewpoints. Special attention will
be given to the practical implications of this knowledge. Through
lectures, excursions, practicals and assignments, you will seek answers
to questions such as:
- What do we need to support workers to reach the increased retirement
age in good health? (Health@Work)
- How can we prevent unplanned pregnancies among young girls, and sexual
transmitted diseases among the elderly? (Sexual Health)
- Can we save the world by eating insects? (Food for Thought)
- Is exercise the medicine to lifestyle diseases? (Moving Matters in
Health)
- Why is it so difficult to treat addiction? (Drugs and Addiction)
Intekenen
Admission criteria:
Students in Health, Life, Human Movement, and Biomedical Sciences,
Medicine and Psychology from the Vrije Universiteit and other
universities can apply.
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
Health @ Work P1 6EC AB_1033
Sexual Health: Threats and Opportunities P1 6EC AB_1034
Food for Thought P2 6EC AB_1036
Moving Matters in Health P2 6EC AB_1035
Drugs and Addiction P3 6EC AB_1032
Minor Biomedical and Health Interventions
Omschrijving
This minor builds on recent developments within the field of biomedical
and health sciences and places them in a broader perspective (e.g.
societal, managerial, political and economic). In our current time we
face many challenges in health care due to new and emerging infectious
diseases, changing disease patterns, demographic changes, rising costs
of health care and globalisation. At the same time, new scientific
developments result in innovative products and services, such as novel
pharmaceuticals, neurotechnologies and telemedicine. Ideally, the
scientific developments would be able to address the current challenges
successfully. However, reality sometimes proves otherwise. Technical
innovations are not taken up by patient groups, vaccination programs are
unable to reach proper vaccination levels, societal movements halt
further scientific developments, etc. What are the underlying causes for
these undesirable outcomes and how could we in the future create a
better match between the needs in health care and developments in
biomedical and health sciences? This minor provides you with the first
steps to answer these questions.
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
Future Challenges in Global Health P1 6EC AB_1042
Key Strategies in Disability and Neuropathy P1 6EC AB_1045
Clinical Trials and Health Care P2 6EC AB_1043
Tailoring Medicine and Telemedicine P2 6EC AB_1044
Infectious Diseases and Vaccine Development P3 6EC AB_1046
Minor Biomedical Topics in Health Care
Omschrijving
The central question within the minor Biomedical Topics in Health Care
is: How does biomedical knowledge support health care related solutions?
The courses follow the development of medical interventions from basic
science to the integration into routine clinical practice: “from cell to
society”. Some courses focus more on the biomedical mechanisms of
disorders and how human development is regulated and can be disturbed.
Other courses focus more on healthcare aspects (prevention,
diagnostics, care and treatment) and societal impacts. Students will
learn more about the challenges and steps in translation of biomedical
knowledge to public health and clinical practice.
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
Heart Failure and Therapy P1 6EC AB_1211
Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders P1 6EC AB_1023
Genetics and Public Health P2 6EC AB_1025
Oncology and Public Health P2 6EC AB_1027
Toxicology and Neurodevelopment P3 6EC AB_1026
Minor Communicatie over Gezondheid
Omschrijving
The minor Communication about Health aims to provide insight into basic
principles and recent developments in communication about health and
diseases to different target groups and by different parties (such as
government, press, health-promoting organizations or professionals).
Moreover, the minor deals with behavioral-, language- and
social-scientific aspects as well as legal aspects of communication and
how these can be applied in the area of public health and health care.
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
Gezondheid, media en publiek P1 6EC AB_470188
Massacommunicatie en publieke opinie P1 6EC AB_1028
Gezondheidsjournalistiek: analyse en vaardigheden P2 6EC AB_1101
Gezondheidsrecht en ethiek P2 6EC AB_1029
Marketingtechnieken en Social Marketing P3 6EC AB_1031
Minor Global Health
Omschrijving
New and emerging infectious diseases, changing disease patterns, ageing,
rising costs of healthcare – these are problems that add complexity to
the already considerable health challenges the world is facing today.
Many diseases do not stop at national borders, and most health problems
have social, political and economic impacts. The world is more than ever
in need of a vision of health that spans the globe. At the same time,
innovative answers to these challenges emerge, like novel
pharmaceuticals, neurotechnologies, genomics, mhealth (using mobile
phones), field test kits that replace whole laboratories, as well as
innovative funding schemes and care arrangement (e.g. community-based
health care). But how can we make these answers fit the challenges that
are emerging? History shows numerous, at best, not-so-effective health
interventions and unintended consequences. To effectively address these
complex health challenges, global health researcher need to
cross-disciplinary boundaries and interact with health professionals,
patients and others to gain in-depth understanding of global health
problems, and to set out cohesive and strategic action to solve these
problems.
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
Future Challenges in Global Health P1 6EC AB_1042
Key Strategies in Disability and Neuropathy P1 6EC AB_1045
Double Burden of Disease P2 6EC AB_1109
Drivers of Change in Global Health P2 6EC AB_1108
Community-based Health Interventions P3 6EC AB_1110
Minor Health Care Management
Omschrijving
The minor Health Care Management is a joint programme offered by the
School of Business and Economics (SBE) and the Faculty of Earth and Life
Sciences (FALW). It is open to all bachelor students from the VU, from
other Dutch universities and from universities abroad.

This minor discusses health care policy from an economic perspective and
deals with management of health care organizations, using economic,
organization, accounting and finance theories and methods. It offers
students in economics and business sciences the opportunity to use
economic and organizational theories which enables them to gain in-depth
knowledge about the cure and care sector. The minor is also useful for
students from other faculties who have studied health care issues from
another perspective, like medicine, social sciences, life sciences and
behavioral and movement sciences. The minor may be especially helpful
for those students who consider working in policy development or
managerial positions within the health care sector. The minor relates to
two major VU themes: Human & Life Sciences en Professional Services.

The minor focuses on the following themes:
- The economic effects of health, illness, demographic developments and
aging.
- The role of government intervention in the health care market,
positive and negative economic implications of regulation.
- Structure and functioning of care and cure markets, and the way health
care supply meets health care demand.
- The role of health insurance arrangements in influencing health care
supply.
- Policy issues around health care regulation, accessibility of care,
cost control and health care quality.
- Financial management of health care organizations in their pursuit of
health care productivity, cost effectiveness and quality.
- Management of health care organizations, the role of management in
steering and controlling professionals, leadership, and communication.

The minor enables students to analyze the effectiveness of health care
policies, to analyse complex issues related to financing and controlling
health care institutions, and to improve internal management issues
within health care organizations.

The minor contains 5 compulsory courses.
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
Economics of the Dutch Health Care System P1 6EC E_EBE3_EDHCS
Health Economics P1 6EC E_EBE3_HEC
Economic Assessment of Health Care P2 6EC E_EBE3_EAHC
Financial Management in Health Care Organizations P2 6EC E_EBE3_FMHCO
Health Care Management P3 6EC E_EBE3_HCM
Universiteitsminoren
Omschrijving
De universiteitsminoren
- Zijn in principe toegankelijk voor alle bachelorstudenten van alle
faculteiten.
- Kennen voor sommige minoren een toegangseis.
- Hebben een vaste omvang van 30 EC.
- Vooraf geen toestemming van je eigen examencommissie nodig om de 30 EC
van deze minor mee te laten tellen in het afstudeerpakket van je
opleiding.
- Indien een bepaald vak uit de universiteitsminor onderdeel uitmaakt
van je reguliere curriculum, kun je deze minor niet (volledig) volgen
omdat vakken niet twee keer kunnen meetellen. Vraag in dat geval
toestemming van de examencommissie voor de invulling van de
profileringsruimte.
Minor Brain and Mind
Omschrijving
The purpose of this minor is to acquaint the student with different
disciplines within the field of Neuroscience. The student will become
familiar with the workings and functions of different types of brain
cells and brain areas. The student will learn how this knowledge can be
used to understand characteristics of the healthy brain (e.g.,
perception, attention, learning and memory, consciousness, personality),
of the developing brain
(pre- and postnatal), and of the diseased brain (e.g., depression,
addiction, eating disorders).
In addition, the students will be familiarized with recent findings from
the fields of human genetics and will actively participate in
nature-versus-nurture debates. Finally, this minor provides an
introduction into recent technological advances in brain-machine
interfaces, deep brain stimulation, and robotics in the context of
Neuroscience. The integration of disciplines such as biology,
psychology, sociology, and genetics, is central to this minor. Students
learn to think critically about how knowledge of the brain and the human
genome can be applied to tackle societal issues.
Intekenen
TARGET GROUP: Third year BSc students alpha and gamma topics (e.g.,
Sociology, Psychology, Economics, Law, Artificial Intelligence) and
students from Lifesciences (e.g., Biology, Fysics, Chemistry, Medicine,
Movement Science, Nutrition) with a broad interest.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor: 90 ECTS, HBO: 120 ECTS

Due to overlap in curriculum, this minor is NOT open for students from
Biomedical Sciences-VU and Health & Life Sciences-VU. These students, as
well as students who plan to pursue a career in Neuroscience, are
advised to sign up for the more specialised minor
Biomolecular/Neurosciences. Please contact the minor coordinator dr
Sophie van der Sluis (s.vander.sluis@vu.nl) for more information about
participation.

For international students, we explicitly note that you will only obtain
credits for the courses if you successfully pass the course exams as
described in the individual course guides (i.e., participation alone is
not sufficient).
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
Cognitive Neuroscience P1 6EC AB_1056
Nature versus Nurture P1 6EC AB_1057
Brain in Trouble P2 6EC AB_1038
The Developing Brain P2 6EC AB_1059
Mind and Machine P3 6EC AB_1060
Minor Global Health
Omschrijving
New and emerging infectious diseases, changing disease patterns, ageing,
rising costs of healthcare – these are problems that add complexity to
the already considerable health challenges the world is facing today.
Many diseases do not stop at national borders, and most health problems
have social, political and economic impacts. The world is more than ever
in need of a vision of health that spans the globe. At the same time,
innovative answers to these challenges emerge, like novel
pharmaceuticals, neurotechnologies, genomics, mhealth (using mobile
phones), field test kits that replace whole laboratories, as well as
innovative funding schemes and care arrangement (e.g. community-based
health care). But how can we make these answers fit the challenges that
are emerging? History shows numerous, at best, not-so-effective health
interventions and unintended consequences. To effectively address these
complex health challenges, global health researcher need to
cross-disciplinary boundaries and interact with health professionals,
patients and others to gain in-depth understanding of global health
problems, and to set out cohesive and strategic action to solve these
problems.
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
Future Challenges in Global Health P1 6EC AB_1042
Key Strategies in Disability and Neuropathy P1 6EC AB_1045
Double Burden of Disease P2 6EC AB_1109
Drivers of Change in Global Health P2 6EC AB_1108
Community-based Health Interventions P3 6EC AB_1110
Minor Business Administration - New Ways of Doing Business
Omschrijving
Why are some companies outperforming their rivals? How is it that
companies like Nike and ASML are responsive to changes in customer
preferences and are successfully battling their competitors, whereas
companies like General Motors and Philips struggle? Why are companies
like Airbnb and Uber successful in developing and selling product and
service innovations, whereas publishers and record companies lack
innovative capacity? How is it possible that long-existing companies are
surpassed by new venture start-ups with radical different business
approaches, such as Shapeways and Blendle? The answers to these
questions show that high-performing companies excel in using new ways of
management and organization. Specifically, these companies have business
models that work in today’s dynamic environment.

In the Minor in Business Administration you will learn to build, assess,
and change business models and tackle management and organization
issues.

The Minor in Business Administration is a 30 EC programme taught in
English. You will become familiar with the foundations of business
administration: strategy, marketing, finance, accounting, logistics,
technology, and human resource management. Using business model
thinking, you will combine and apply the knowledge from these
disciplines to study businesses. In addition, midway the programme you
are asked to select a specialization theme, which enables you to obtain
a deeper understanding about the relationship between your profession
and a business discipline. In addition to academic skills, the programme
emphasizes professional skills, including creativity, communication,
reflexivity, and consultancy. The Minor Business Administration provides
you with knowledge and skills to successfully act in dynamic
organizations, irrespective of your professional background.

Students in the BSc programmes Economics and (International) Business
Administration are excluded from participating in this University Minor.
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
Business Professionals P1 6EC E_MB_BPROF
Foundations of Business Administration P1 6EC E_MB_FBA
Business Model Assessment P2 6EC E_MB_BMA
Business Model Innovation P2 6EC E_MB_BMI
Business Project P3 6EC E_MB_BPROJ
Minor Global Food Security
Omschrijving
Global food security is at the core of many of today’s societal
problems, varying from undernourished children to obese adults and
elderly; climate change presents a challenge for future food production;
novel technologies raise ethical questions with respect to animal
welfare, preservation of biodiversity, and protection of national policy
autonomy. These and many other societal issues are part of the content
of this course. These insights will be useful to a variety of academic
and societal fields, and may help you to choose your master’s programme.

This minor takes real world problems as a starting point. Examples,
assignments and (guest)lectures will be based on the variety of actual
challenges related to food security. Throughout the minor, culminating
in an advisory report in the last course, you will conduct an assignment
for a real organization active in the field of food security; e.g. the
Ministry of Economic Affairs; Oxfam Novib; FrieslandCampina.

Jobs are increasingly about combinations of insights and skills rather
than specialized knowledge only. In this minor you will acquire skills
and insights from different scientific backgrounds to be able to conduct
interdisciplinary research. The fact that this minor is offered by the
Amsterdam Centre for World Food Studies, an institute that brings
together researchers from different faculties of the VU to conduct
inter- and transdisciplinary research on food security, guarantees the
richness of skills and methods taught.
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
Agriculture for Food and Nutrition Security P1 6EC E_MG_AFNS
Challenges of Food and Nutrition Security P1 6EC E_MG_CFNS
Economics and Politics for Food and Nutrition Security P2 6EC E_MG_EPFNS
Food and Quality of Life P2 6EC E_MG_FQL
Applications in Food and Nutrition Security Analysis P3 6EC E_MG_AFNSA
Minor Managing Digital Innovation
Omschrijving
The opportunities of the digital era are essentially unlimited.
Innovative technologies may completely change how business and design
processes are set up, while new directions for fruitful start-ups are
countless. This calls for new and strategic ways of organising these
opportunities to innovate in the digital world. If you are interested in
new, exciting ways to organise for digital innovation, if you want to
learn how new digital technologies such as big data, 3D printing and
robotization change the way of working in your own field of expertise;
if you are interested in how to design and organise pervasive digital
technologies, if you would like to start your own Spotify, Uber or
Airbnb in your own specific discipline and would like to learn how to do
so; if you are interested in new professional, organisational and
managerial insights related to digital innovation, this minor is for
you.

This minor is a 30 EC programme taught in English. The programme
consists of five courses taught during the first semester of the third
year of your Bachelor program.

Students in the Bachelor programmes (International) Business
Administration are excluded from participating in this university minor.
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
Introduction to Digital Innovation P1 6EC E_MM_IDI
Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation P1 6EC E_BK3_SMTI
Business Intelligence and Analytics P2 6EC E_MM_BIA
New Ways of Working P2 6EC E_MM_NWW
Ethics of Algorithms P3 6EC E_MM_ETHA
Minor Economics
Omschrijving
What is the future of employment in the face of technical innovation?
Why does the discovery of natural resources make a country sometimes
poorer rather than richer? How can we keep the pension and health care
system sustainable if there are only half as many working age people?
Why do economic crises occur? These questions illustrate how economics
touches upon the most pressing problems of today: economic well-being,
inequality and sustainability. In the minor in Economics you will learn
to tackle economic issues by learning to think like an economist.

The minor in Economics is a 30 EC programme of 5 compulsory courses,
taught in English. You will become familiar with the development of
economic thought, including the principles of micro- and macroeconomic
theory and key insights from empirical economic analysis. You will gain
insight into the role of economic policy, learning to identify when
markets fail and when policy interventions may provide solutions.
Finally, you learn to take a structured approach to solving practical
problems using economic core concepts. Upon completion you will have a
proven ability to apply sound economic reasoning to a range of issues on
a micro- and macroeconomic level, for example related to labor markets,
social insurance, health and welfare policy, environmental and product
market regulation, fiscal and monetary policy, trade and development
policies.

Students in the BSc programmes Economics and Business Economics as well
as Econometrics are excluded from participating in this university
minor. More information is also available on our general Canvas page
https://canvas.vu.nl/courses/27772.
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
Foundations of Macroeconomics P1 6EC E_ME_FMA
Foundations of Microeconomics P1 6EC E_ME_FM
Macroeconomic Policy P2 6EC E_ME_MAEP
Microeconomic Policy P2 6EC E_ME_MIEP
Economic Policy Analysis P3 6EC E_ME_EPA
Minor Psychologie en het Brein
Omschrijving
De kennis over de psyche en ons brein groeit snel. Wekelijks verschijnen
er artikelen en boeken met baanbrekende inzichten over de werking van
onze hersenen en het effect hiervan op ons gedrag. Deze kennis verandert
de wereld, met steeds sterk wordende effecten op marketing, rechtspraak,
technologie, computers, onze voeding en de economie. Het geeft ons
inzichten in waarin en waarom we van elkaar verschillen, en helpt ons
bepaalde groepsprocessen in de maatschappij te verklaren. Kennis over de
psychologie en ons brein zijn een must voor iedereen die wil begrijpen
waarom we doen wat we doen.

Doel
De minor Psychologie en het brein laat studenten kennismaken met de
vakgebieden die gedrag en brein onderzoeken. Studenten krijgen in de
minor een overzicht van de psychologie en de cognitieve
neurowetenschappen, en worden vervolgens geïntroduceerd in de manier van
onderzoek doen in deze velden. De doelstellingen hierbij zijn bij de
student:
a. de kennis aan te brengen om met verstand te oordelen over claims die
zowel binnen als buiten de wetenschap over psyche en brein worden
gemaakt,
b. de vaardigheden bij te brengen om zelf onderzoek te doen naar psyche
en brein.

Doelgroep:
De minor is aantrekkelijk voor studenten met een algemene interesse in
psychologie en de hersenen, met voorkennis van statistiek (zoals
aangeboden in bachelors in de sociale wetenschappen, economie, exacte en
biomedische wetenschappen).

Ingangseisen:
-Minstens 90 EC behaald binnen één bachelorprogramma.
-Minstens 6 EC behaald aan statistische vakken.

Aantal deelnemers:
Er geldt een maximum van vijftig studenten per jaar, die op basis van
First come First serve worden gekozen.
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
Evolutionary Psychology P1 6EC P_BEVOLPS
Inleiding Psychologie (UM) P1 6EC P_UINLPSY
Biologische Psychologie (UM) P2 6EC P_UBIOPSY
Twin Research in Psychology (UM) P2 6EC P_UTWRES
Neuropsychologie (UM) P3 6EC P_UNEUPSY
Law and Global Society (Minor)
Omschrijving
Globalisation impacts the way we live. We meet different people, learn
about diverse cultures, and internet facilitates world-wide
communication and information exchange. Law traditionally focuses on
nation states, but topics like migration, internet, climate, and
terrorism do not stop at the border. Quite the contrary. The objective
of this minor is to become aware of the fact that many societal issues
ask for a transboundary approach to law.

The minor explores the role of law in defining and resolving social
issues concerning the globalisation of societies. Central topics are
migration (transnational movement), internet (transnational
communications) and climate change (transnational action).
This minor offers students insight in questions, such as:
• Why transnational issues are not suited for unilateral, national
actions;
• What states can do within international law (such as European Union
law);
• The ways in which states are currently responding to these issues;
• The criticism of the current actions and regulations;
• Future perspectives.
After completing this minor, the student has knowledge of the core of
the legislation concerning the three topics, has gained insight in the
most important critique and analysis of this legislation (from a legal,
policy-orientated, sociological, anthropological and/or philosophical
perspective), and is capable of critically judging proposed changes. For
each of the topics the student knows which actors play a role in making
rules and policy, how states work together (or not), the consequences of
this (lack of) cooperation and the future perspective for transnational
regulations in migrations, climate change and internet. Knowledge of
these ‘case studies’ and the theory involved also enables student to
independently reflect on other areas of transnational problems, such as
security.
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
Street Law Ac. Jaar (sept) 6EC R_StrLaw
Human Rights and the Border P1 6EC R_HumRB
Internet Governance P1 6EC R_InternGov
Climate Change Law P2 6EC R_TL-TP
Human Rights and Citizenship P2 6EC R_HumRC
Current Issues in Migration Law P3 3EC R_HumRCI
Current Issues in Transnational Law P3 3EC R_CIsTrL
Minor Development and Global Challenges
Omschrijving
This minor explores a number of burning issues in the global world, such
as environment and sustainability, poverty and unequal economic growth,
global political economy, diversity and inequality, and urbanization.
Contrary to the previous minor entitled Development Studies, which
focused on issues surrounding poverty and social inequality in less
developed countries, or the Global South, this new minor approaches the
aforementioned issues through an understanding of “development” as a
field that not only pertains to so-called developing countries but also
to our own western, so-called developed, societies. In other words, the
minor Development and Global Challenges addresses a select number of
burning issues far away and in our own backyards.
The minor both addresses the policy level (including the role of states,
transnational corporations, and non-governmental organizations) and
local responses to contemporary global challenges; The minor critically
assesses earlier conceptualizations and approaches (governance) of
development and discusses their successes and failures; The minor
examines local responses to aforementioned issues, the importance of
political empowerment, and the conditions under which these responses
(and strategies) have been/can be successful; The minor addresses global
challenges such as environmental issues, urbanization and
sustainability, and social inequality both in the global south as well
as in the so-called developed world; The minor acknowledges the fact
that global challenges and burning issues are deeply connected at a
global scale, and need to be confronted at different levels (global,
national, local)
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
Development and Globalization P1 6EC S_DG
Environment and Development P1 6EC S_ED
Global Political Economy P2 6EC S_GPE
Identity, Diversity and Inclusion P2 6EC S_IDI
Urban Studies P2+3 6EC S_UBS
Gezondheid en Leven jaar 3 verplichte vakken
Omschrijving
De bachelorstage vormt de afsluiting van de bacheloropleiding Gezondheid
en Leven. Naast het verkrijgen van vakinhoudelijke kennis en het
aanleren van praktische vaardigheden heeft de bachelorstage het doel om
de tijdens de studie verworven academische vaardigheden en
onderzoeksvaardigheden in praktijk te brengen en te verdiepen.

Er zijn twee stagerichtingen: de biomedische/klinische richting en de
gezondheidswetenschappelijke/klinische richting. De gekozen richting is
afhankelijk van en behorend bij de gekozen major. Voor studenten met een
klinisch wetenschappelijke major wordt gekeken welke stagerichting het
beste past bij de onderzoeksvraag die in de stage beantwoord zal worden.

Tijdens de stage bewijst de student dat hij/zij een biomedisch,
gezondheidswetenschappelijk of klinisch probleem op wetenschappelijke
wijze kan aanpakken, oplossen en beschrijven. Het is tevens een
oriëntatie op het toekomstig werkveld.

• Onderzoeksstages kunnen plaatsvinden binnen wetenschappelijke
onderzoeksafdelingen van universiteiten, universitaire medische centra
of erkende onderzoekinstellingen op het gebied van gezondheid.
• De student wordt geacht zelf een stageproject, -locatie, en
-begeleider te vinden.
• Het onderwerp van de bachelorstage wordt gekozen in de richting van de
major en kan medebepalend zijn voor de kwalificatie voor een
masteropleiding.

Biomedische/klinische stage
Bij de biomedisch/klinisch georiënteerde stage is de onderzoeksvraag
biomedisch van aard waarbij de focus op een biologisch of biomedisch
mechanisme/proces ligt. Er dienen eigen waarnemingen verzameld of eigen
experimenten gedaan te worden aan een biologisch of biomedisch systeem
op het niveau van moleculen, cellen, organen of weefsels van mensen of
dieren. De resultaten dienen statistisch verwerkt te worden. Het
analyseren van reeds verzamelde data is niet voldoende (bijvoorbeeld
resultaten zoals MRI-scans zijn alleen voldoende als de ruwe scanbeelden
door de student zelf geanalyseerd zijn. Resultaten van reeds verwerkte
scans zijn niet voldoende).

Gezondheidswetenschappelijke/klinische stage
Bij de gezondheidswetenschappelijk/klinisch georiënteerde stage is de
onderzoeksvraag van gezondheidswetenschappelijke aard. Er dienen
gegevens met betrekking tot de gezondheid van (groepen) mensen /
patiënten verzameld en geanalyseerd te worden met behulp van
kwantitatieve onderzoeksmethoden. Alleen beschrijvende analyses zijn
niet voldoende voor deze stage. Indien er reeds voldoende gegevens (in
de vorm van ruwe data) verzameld zijn, is het niet noodzakelijk om
tijdens de stageperiode zelf gegevens te verzamelen. Dit dient dan wel
gecompenseerd te worden door een zwaardere belasting op een andere fase
van onderzoek, bijvoorbeeld diepgaandere statistische analyses.
Kwantitatieve data verzameling (gegevens die in een getal uit te drukken
zijn), verwerking en analyses van ruwe data zijn verplichte onderdelen
van de stage. Een kwalitatieve onderzoeksstage waarbij aan de hand van
open gesprekken (focusgroepen, diepte-interviews) kwalitatieve gegevens
worden verzameld, is alleen mogelijk wanneer de cursus Kwalitatief
onderzoek (AB_1167) gevolgd en gehaald is.

Gezondheidswetenschappelijke (GW)-major studenten en Klinische
Wetenschappen (KW)-major studenten die een gezondheidswetenschappelijke
stage zullen lopen volgen de cursus Epidemiologie en biostatistiek 3
voorafgaand aan hun stage.

Meer informatie over beide typen stages is te vinden via vakcode AB_1195
(BMW/KW) en vakcode AB_1196 (GW/KW). Verdere informatie is te verkrijgen
via de Canvas stage community en het stagecoördinaat
(bachelorstages-genl.beta@vu.nl).
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
BSc thesis major Biomedische/Klinische wetenschappen Ac. Jaar (sept) 24EC AB_1195
BSc thesis major Gezondheidswetenschappelijke/Klinische wetenschappen Ac. Jaar (sept) 18EC AB_1196
Epidemiologie en biostatistiek III P4 6EC AB_470228
Gezondheid en Leven major Klinische Wetenschappen jaar 3
Gezondheid en Leven major Klinische Wetenschappen minoren
Minor Five Big Issues in Health
Omschrijving
Global life expectancy has never been as high as it is today. However,
our modern society faces modern problems, such as drug abuse, high
levels of occupational stress or population-wide inactivity. All those
issues have severe consequences for health. Finding solutions to those
problems requires a multidisciplinary approach.

The minor “Five Big Issues in Health” focuses on large scale modern
health issues. The minor consists of five courses, each revolving around
a major health issue, which will be tackled from a scientific
perspective and be discussed form physiological, psychological,
societal, socio-cultural and ethical viewpoints. Special attention will
be given to the practical implications of this knowledge. Through
lectures, excursions, practicals and assignments, you will seek answers
to questions such as:
- What do we need to support workers to reach the increased retirement
age in good health? (Health@Work)
- How can we prevent unplanned pregnancies among young girls, and sexual
transmitted diseases among the elderly? (Sexual Health)
- Can we save the world by eating insects? (Food for Thought)
- Is exercise the medicine to lifestyle diseases? (Moving Matters in
Health)
- Why is it so difficult to treat addiction? (Drugs and Addiction)
Intekenen
Admission criteria:
Students in Health, Life, Human Movement, and Biomedical Sciences,
Medicine and Psychology from the Vrije Universiteit and other
universities can apply.
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
Health @ Work P1 6EC AB_1033
Sexual Health: Threats and Opportunities P1 6EC AB_1034
Food for Thought P2 6EC AB_1036
Moving Matters in Health P2 6EC AB_1035
Drugs and Addiction P3 6EC AB_1032
Minor Biomedical and Health Interventions
Omschrijving
This minor builds on recent developments within the field of biomedical
and health sciences and places them in a broader perspective (e.g.
societal, managerial, political and economic). In our current time we
face many challenges in health care due to new and emerging infectious
diseases, changing disease patterns, demographic changes, rising costs
of health care and globalisation. At the same time, new scientific
developments result in innovative products and services, such as novel
pharmaceuticals, neurotechnologies and telemedicine. Ideally, the
scientific developments would be able to address the current challenges
successfully. However, reality sometimes proves otherwise. Technical
innovations are not taken up by patient groups, vaccination programs are
unable to reach proper vaccination levels, societal movements halt
further scientific developments, etc. What are the underlying causes for
these undesirable outcomes and how could we in the future create a
better match between the needs in health care and developments in
biomedical and health sciences? This minor provides you with the first
steps to answer these questions.
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
Future Challenges in Global Health P1 6EC AB_1042
Key Strategies in Disability and Neuropathy P1 6EC AB_1045
Clinical Trials and Health Care P2 6EC AB_1043
Tailoring Medicine and Telemedicine P2 6EC AB_1044
Infectious Diseases and Vaccine Development P3 6EC AB_1046
Minor Communicatie over Gezondheid
Omschrijving
The minor Communication about Health aims to provide insight into basic
principles and recent developments in communication about health and
diseases to different target groups and by different parties (such as
government, press, health-promoting organizations or professionals).
Moreover, the minor deals with behavioral-, language- and
social-scientific aspects as well as legal aspects of communication and
how these can be applied in the area of public health and health care.
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
Gezondheid, media en publiek P1 6EC AB_470188
Massacommunicatie en publieke opinie P1 6EC AB_1028
Gezondheidsjournalistiek: analyse en vaardigheden P2 6EC AB_1101
Gezondheidsrecht en ethiek P2 6EC AB_1029
Marketingtechnieken en Social Marketing P3 6EC AB_1031
Minor Global Health
Omschrijving
New and emerging infectious diseases, changing disease patterns, ageing,
rising costs of healthcare – these are problems that add complexity to
the already considerable health challenges the world is facing today.
Many diseases do not stop at national borders, and most health problems
have social, political and economic impacts. The world is more than ever
in need of a vision of health that spans the globe. At the same time,
innovative answers to these challenges emerge, like novel
pharmaceuticals, neurotechnologies, genomics, mhealth (using mobile
phones), field test kits that replace whole laboratories, as well as
innovative funding schemes and care arrangement (e.g. community-based
health care). But how can we make these answers fit the challenges that
are emerging? History shows numerous, at best, not-so-effective health
interventions and unintended consequences. To effectively address these
complex health challenges, global health researcher need to
cross-disciplinary boundaries and interact with health professionals,
patients and others to gain in-depth understanding of global health
problems, and to set out cohesive and strategic action to solve these
problems.
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
Future Challenges in Global Health P1 6EC AB_1042
Key Strategies in Disability and Neuropathy P1 6EC AB_1045
Double Burden of Disease P2 6EC AB_1109
Drivers of Change in Global Health P2 6EC AB_1108
Community-based Health Interventions P3 6EC AB_1110
Minor Topics in Biomedical Sciences
Omschrijving
In this minor four topics in biomedical sciences are being discussed. In
addition there is an open slot in January to give you the opportunity to
choose another course of your own interest. Some courses will go into
greater depth in certain topics (Biochemistry of Health and Disease,
Molecular Principles of Brain Disorders) and Experimental Immunology
will show you, hands on, how immunological research is performed and
interpreted. The course Antimicrobial compounds will show you how
interdisciplinary research may disclose new drug targets and lead to
drugs for clinical use. The minor is advanced and interdisciplinary and
is a good preparation for various master programs.

Courses:
Antimicrobial compounds (period 1)
Experimental Immunology (period 1)
Biochemistry of Health and Disease (period 2)
Molecular Principles of Brain Disorders (period 2)
Optional course (period 3)

In period 3, the minor can be completed by choosing a course that is
part of another FALW minor for which you fulfil the requirements for
admission. Any other choice for a course in period 3 requires approval
of the Examination Board and results in the annotation "Vrije Minor" on
your diploma, instead of the annotation "Minor Topics in Biomedical
Sciences".
Intekenen
This minor is open to bachelor students in the following programme's:
Biomedical Sciences, Biology and Health & Life Sciences ("Gezondheid &
Leven) with a minor in Biomedical or Clinical Sciences. The maximum
number of participants is set at 80 with priority for students from the
Faculty of Science of VU University. When the maximum number has not
been reached, students of other bachelor programmes, inside or outside
VU University, may participate, provided that they
successfully completed any basic courses in microbiology, immunology and
biochemistry.
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
Antimicrobial Compounds: From Clinical Use to Target Analysis and Drug Development P1 6EC AB_1122
Experimental Immunology P1 6EC AB_1055
Biochemistry in Health and Disease P2 6EC AB_1054
Molecular Principles of Brain Disorders P2 6EC AB_1049
Minor Health Care Management
Omschrijving
The minor Health Care Management is a joint programme offered by the
School of Business and Economics (SBE) and the Faculty of Earth and Life
Sciences (FALW). It is open to all bachelor students from the VU, from
other Dutch universities and from universities abroad.

This minor discusses health care policy from an economic perspective and
deals with management of health care organizations, using economic,
organization, accounting and finance theories and methods. It offers
students in economics and business sciences the opportunity to use
economic and organizational theories which enables them to gain in-depth
knowledge about the cure and care sector. The minor is also useful for
students from other faculties who have studied health care issues from
another perspective, like medicine, social sciences, life sciences and
behavioral and movement sciences. The minor may be especially helpful
for those students who consider working in policy development or
managerial positions within the health care sector. The minor relates to
two major VU themes: Human & Life Sciences en Professional Services.

The minor focuses on the following themes:
- The economic effects of health, illness, demographic developments and
aging.
- The role of government intervention in the health care market,
positive and negative economic implications of regulation.
- Structure and functioning of care and cure markets, and the way health
care supply meets health care demand.
- The role of health insurance arrangements in influencing health care
supply.
- Policy issues around health care regulation, accessibility of care,
cost control and health care quality.
- Financial management of health care organizations in their pursuit of
health care productivity, cost effectiveness and quality.
- Management of health care organizations, the role of management in
steering and controlling professionals, leadership, and communication.

The minor enables students to analyze the effectiveness of health care
policies, to analyse complex issues related to financing and controlling
health care institutions, and to improve internal management issues
within health care organizations.

The minor contains 5 compulsory courses.
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
Economics of the Dutch Health Care System P1 6EC E_EBE3_EDHCS
Health Economics P1 6EC E_EBE3_HEC
Economic Assessment of Health Care P2 6EC E_EBE3_EAHC
Financial Management in Health Care Organizations P2 6EC E_EBE3_FMHCO
Health Care Management P3 6EC E_EBE3_HCM
Universiteitsminoren
Omschrijving
De universiteitsminoren
- Zijn in principe toegankelijk voor alle bachelorstudenten van alle
faculteiten.
- Kennen voor sommige minoren een toegangseis.
- Hebben een vaste omvang van 30 EC.
- Vooraf geen toestemming van je eigen examencommissie nodig om de 30 EC
van deze minor mee te laten tellen in het afstudeerpakket van je
opleiding.
- Indien een bepaald vak uit de universiteitsminor onderdeel uitmaakt
van je reguliere curriculum, kun je deze minor niet (volledig) volgen
omdat vakken niet twee keer kunnen meetellen. Vraag in dat geval
toestemming van de examencommissie voor de invulling van de
profileringsruimte.
Minor Brain and Mind
Omschrijving
The purpose of this minor is to acquaint the student with different
disciplines within the field of Neuroscience. The student will become
familiar with the workings and functions of different types of brain
cells and brain areas. The student will learn how this knowledge can be
used to understand characteristics of the healthy brain (e.g.,
perception, attention, learning and memory, consciousness, personality),
of the developing brain
(pre- and postnatal), and of the diseased brain (e.g., depression,
addiction, eating disorders).
In addition, the students will be familiarized with recent findings from
the fields of human genetics and will actively participate in
nature-versus-nurture debates. Finally, this minor provides an
introduction into recent technological advances in brain-machine
interfaces, deep brain stimulation, and robotics in the context of
Neuroscience. The integration of disciplines such as biology,
psychology, sociology, and genetics, is central to this minor. Students
learn to think critically about how knowledge of the brain and the human
genome can be applied to tackle societal issues.
Intekenen
TARGET GROUP: Third year BSc students alpha and gamma topics (e.g.,
Sociology, Psychology, Economics, Law, Artificial Intelligence) and
students from Lifesciences (e.g., Biology, Fysics, Chemistry, Medicine,
Movement Science, Nutrition) with a broad interest.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor: 90 ECTS, HBO: 120 ECTS

Due to overlap in curriculum, this minor is NOT open for students from
Biomedical Sciences-VU and Health & Life Sciences-VU. These students, as
well as students who plan to pursue a career in Neuroscience, are
advised to sign up for the more specialised minor
Biomolecular/Neurosciences. Please contact the minor coordinator dr
Sophie van der Sluis (s.vander.sluis@vu.nl) for more information about
participation.

For international students, we explicitly note that you will only obtain
credits for the courses if you successfully pass the course exams as
described in the individual course guides (i.e., participation alone is
not sufficient).
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
Cognitive Neuroscience P1 6EC AB_1056
Nature versus Nurture P1 6EC AB_1057
Brain in Trouble P2 6EC AB_1038
The Developing Brain P2 6EC AB_1059
Mind and Machine P3 6EC AB_1060
Minor Global Health
Omschrijving
New and emerging infectious diseases, changing disease patterns, ageing,
rising costs of healthcare – these are problems that add complexity to
the already considerable health challenges the world is facing today.
Many diseases do not stop at national borders, and most health problems
have social, political and economic impacts. The world is more than ever
in need of a vision of health that spans the globe. At the same time,
innovative answers to these challenges emerge, like novel
pharmaceuticals, neurotechnologies, genomics, mhealth (using mobile
phones), field test kits that replace whole laboratories, as well as
innovative funding schemes and care arrangement (e.g. community-based
health care). But how can we make these answers fit the challenges that
are emerging? History shows numerous, at best, not-so-effective health
interventions and unintended consequences. To effectively address these
complex health challenges, global health researcher need to
cross-disciplinary boundaries and interact with health professionals,
patients and others to gain in-depth understanding of global health
problems, and to set out cohesive and strategic action to solve these
problems.
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
Future Challenges in Global Health P1 6EC AB_1042
Key Strategies in Disability and Neuropathy P1 6EC AB_1045
Double Burden of Disease P2 6EC AB_1109
Drivers of Change in Global Health P2 6EC AB_1108
Community-based Health Interventions P3 6EC AB_1110
Minor Business Administration - New Ways of Doing Business
Omschrijving
Why are some companies outperforming their rivals? How is it that
companies like Nike and ASML are responsive to changes in customer
preferences and are successfully battling their competitors, whereas
companies like General Motors and Philips struggle? Why are companies
like Airbnb and Uber successful in developing and selling product and
service innovations, whereas publishers and record companies lack
innovative capacity? How is it possible that long-existing companies are
surpassed by new venture start-ups with radical different business
approaches, such as Shapeways and Blendle? The answers to these
questions show that high-performing companies excel in using new ways of
management and organization. Specifically, these companies have business
models that work in today’s dynamic environment.

In the Minor in Business Administration you will learn to build, assess,
and change business models and tackle management and organization
issues.

The Minor in Business Administration is a 30 EC programme taught in
English. You will become familiar with the foundations of business
administration: strategy, marketing, finance, accounting, logistics,
technology, and human resource management. Using business model
thinking, you will combine and apply the knowledge from these
disciplines to study businesses. In addition, midway the programme you
are asked to select a specialization theme, which enables you to obtain
a deeper understanding about the relationship between your profession
and a business discipline. In addition to academic skills, the programme
emphasizes professional skills, including creativity, communication,
reflexivity, and consultancy. The Minor Business Administration provides
you with knowledge and skills to successfully act in dynamic
organizations, irrespective of your professional background.

Students in the BSc programmes Economics and (International) Business
Administration are excluded from participating in this University Minor.
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
Business Professionals P1 6EC E_MB_BPROF
Foundations of Business Administration P1 6EC E_MB_FBA
Business Model Assessment P2 6EC E_MB_BMA
Business Model Innovation P2 6EC E_MB_BMI
Business Project P3 6EC E_MB_BPROJ
Minor Global Food Security
Omschrijving
Global food security is at the core of many of today’s societal
problems, varying from undernourished children to obese adults and
elderly; climate change presents a challenge for future food production;
novel technologies raise ethical questions with respect to animal
welfare, preservation of biodiversity, and protection of national policy
autonomy. These and many other societal issues are part of the content
of this course. These insights will be useful to a variety of academic
and societal fields, and may help you to choose your master’s programme.

This minor takes real world problems as a starting point. Examples,
assignments and (guest)lectures will be based on the variety of actual
challenges related to food security. Throughout the minor, culminating
in an advisory report in the last course, you will conduct an assignment
for a real organization active in the field of food security; e.g. the
Ministry of Economic Affairs; Oxfam Novib; FrieslandCampina.

Jobs are increasingly about combinations of insights and skills rather
than specialized knowledge only. In this minor you will acquire skills
and insights from different scientific backgrounds to be able to conduct
interdisciplinary research. The fact that this minor is offered by the
Amsterdam Centre for World Food Studies, an institute that brings
together researchers from different faculties of the VU to conduct
inter- and transdisciplinary research on food security, guarantees the
richness of skills and methods taught.
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
Agriculture for Food and Nutrition Security P1 6EC E_MG_AFNS
Challenges of Food and Nutrition Security P1 6EC E_MG_CFNS
Economics and Politics for Food and Nutrition Security P2 6EC E_MG_EPFNS
Food and Quality of Life P2 6EC E_MG_FQL
Applications in Food and Nutrition Security Analysis P3 6EC E_MG_AFNSA
Minor Managing Digital Innovation
Omschrijving
The opportunities of the digital era are essentially unlimited.
Innovative technologies may completely change how business and design
processes are set up, while new directions for fruitful start-ups are
countless. This calls for new and strategic ways of organising these
opportunities to innovate in the digital world. If you are interested in
new, exciting ways to organise for digital innovation, if you want to
learn how new digital technologies such as big data, 3D printing and
robotization change the way of working in your own field of expertise;
if you are interested in how to design and organise pervasive digital
technologies, if you would like to start your own Spotify, Uber or
Airbnb in your own specific discipline and would like to learn how to do
so; if you are interested in new professional, organisational and
managerial insights related to digital innovation, this minor is for
you.

This minor is a 30 EC programme taught in English. The programme
consists of five courses taught during the first semester of the third
year of your Bachelor program.

Students in the Bachelor programmes (International) Business
Administration are excluded from participating in this university minor.
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
Introduction to Digital Innovation P1 6EC E_MM_IDI
Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation P1 6EC E_BK3_SMTI
Business Intelligence and Analytics P2 6EC E_MM_BIA
New Ways of Working P2 6EC E_MM_NWW
Ethics of Algorithms P3 6EC E_MM_ETHA
Minor Economics
Omschrijving
What is the future of employment in the face of technical innovation?
Why does the discovery of natural resources make a country sometimes
poorer rather than richer? How can we keep the pension and health care
system sustainable if there are only half as many working age people?
Why do economic crises occur? These questions illustrate how economics
touches upon the most pressing problems of today: economic well-being,
inequality and sustainability. In the minor in Economics you will learn
to tackle economic issues by learning to think like an economist.

The minor in Economics is a 30 EC programme of 5 compulsory courses,
taught in English. You will become familiar with the development of
economic thought, including the principles of micro- and macroeconomic
theory and key insights from empirical economic analysis. You will gain
insight into the role of economic policy, learning to identify when
markets fail and when policy interventions may provide solutions.
Finally, you learn to take a structured approach to solving practical
problems using economic core concepts. Upon completion you will have a
proven ability to apply sound economic reasoning to a range of issues on
a micro- and macroeconomic level, for example related to labor markets,
social insurance, health and welfare policy, environmental and product
market regulation, fiscal and monetary policy, trade and development
policies.

Students in the BSc programmes Economics and Business Economics as well
as Econometrics are excluded from participating in this university
minor. More information is also available on our general Canvas page
https://canvas.vu.nl/courses/27772.
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
Foundations of Macroeconomics P1 6EC E_ME_FMA
Foundations of Microeconomics P1 6EC E_ME_FM
Macroeconomic Policy P2 6EC E_ME_MAEP
Microeconomic Policy P2 6EC E_ME_MIEP
Economic Policy Analysis P3 6EC E_ME_EPA
Minor Psychologie en het Brein
Omschrijving
De kennis over de psyche en ons brein groeit snel. Wekelijks verschijnen
er artikelen en boeken met baanbrekende inzichten over de werking van
onze hersenen en het effect hiervan op ons gedrag. Deze kennis verandert
de wereld, met steeds sterk wordende effecten op marketing, rechtspraak,
technologie, computers, onze voeding en de economie. Het geeft ons
inzichten in waarin en waarom we van elkaar verschillen, en helpt ons
bepaalde groepsprocessen in de maatschappij te verklaren. Kennis over de
psychologie en ons brein zijn een must voor iedereen die wil begrijpen
waarom we doen wat we doen.

Doel
De minor Psychologie en het brein laat studenten kennismaken met de
vakgebieden die gedrag en brein onderzoeken. Studenten krijgen in de
minor een overzicht van de psychologie en de cognitieve
neurowetenschappen, en worden vervolgens geïntroduceerd in de manier van
onderzoek doen in deze velden. De doelstellingen hierbij zijn bij de
student:
a. de kennis aan te brengen om met verstand te oordelen over claims die
zowel binnen als buiten de wetenschap over psyche en brein worden
gemaakt,
b. de vaardigheden bij te brengen om zelf onderzoek te doen naar psyche
en brein.

Doelgroep:
De minor is aantrekkelijk voor studenten met een algemene interesse in
psychologie en de hersenen, met voorkennis van statistiek (zoals
aangeboden in bachelors in de sociale wetenschappen, economie, exacte en
biomedische wetenschappen).

Ingangseisen:
-Minstens 90 EC behaald binnen één bachelorprogramma.
-Minstens 6 EC behaald aan statistische vakken.

Aantal deelnemers:
Er geldt een maximum van vijftig studenten per jaar, die op basis van
First come First serve worden gekozen.
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
Evolutionary Psychology P1 6EC P_BEVOLPS
Inleiding Psychologie (UM) P1 6EC P_UINLPSY
Biologische Psychologie (UM) P2 6EC P_UBIOPSY
Twin Research in Psychology (UM) P2 6EC P_UTWRES
Neuropsychologie (UM) P3 6EC P_UNEUPSY
Law and Global Society (Minor)
Omschrijving
Globalisation impacts the way we live. We meet different people, learn
about diverse cultures, and internet facilitates world-wide
communication and information exchange. Law traditionally focuses on
nation states, but topics like migration, internet, climate, and
terrorism do not stop at the border. Quite the contrary. The objective
of this minor is to become aware of the fact that many societal issues
ask for a transboundary approach to law.

The minor explores the role of law in defining and resolving social
issues concerning the globalisation of societies. Central topics are
migration (transnational movement), internet (transnational
communications) and climate change (transnational action).
This minor offers students insight in questions, such as:
• Why transnational issues are not suited for unilateral, national
actions;
• What states can do within international law (such as European Union
law);
• The ways in which states are currently responding to these issues;
• The criticism of the current actions and regulations;
• Future perspectives.
After completing this minor, the student has knowledge of the core of
the legislation concerning the three topics, has gained insight in the
most important critique and analysis of this legislation (from a legal,
policy-orientated, sociological, anthropological and/or philosophical
perspective), and is capable of critically judging proposed changes. For
each of the topics the student knows which actors play a role in making
rules and policy, how states work together (or not), the consequences of
this (lack of) cooperation and the future perspective for transnational
regulations in migrations, climate change and internet. Knowledge of
these ‘case studies’ and the theory involved also enables student to
independently reflect on other areas of transnational problems, such as
security.
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
Street Law Ac. Jaar (sept) 6EC R_StrLaw
Human Rights and the Border P1 6EC R_HumRB
Internet Governance P1 6EC R_InternGov
Climate Change Law P2 6EC R_TL-TP
Human Rights and Citizenship P2 6EC R_HumRC
Current Issues in Migration Law P3 3EC R_HumRCI
Current Issues in Transnational Law P3 3EC R_CIsTrL
Minor Development and Global Challenges
Omschrijving
This minor explores a number of burning issues in the global world, such
as environment and sustainability, poverty and unequal economic growth,
global political economy, diversity and inequality, and urbanization.
Contrary to the previous minor entitled Development Studies, which
focused on issues surrounding poverty and social inequality in less
developed countries, or the Global South, this new minor approaches the
aforementioned issues through an understanding of “development” as a
field that not only pertains to so-called developing countries but also
to our own western, so-called developed, societies. In other words, the
minor Development and Global Challenges addresses a select number of
burning issues far away and in our own backyards.
The minor both addresses the policy level (including the role of states,
transnational corporations, and non-governmental organizations) and
local responses to contemporary global challenges; The minor critically
assesses earlier conceptualizations and approaches (governance) of
development and discusses their successes and failures; The minor
examines local responses to aforementioned issues, the importance of
political empowerment, and the conditions under which these responses
(and strategies) have been/can be successful; The minor addresses global
challenges such as environmental issues, urbanization and
sustainability, and social inequality both in the global south as well
as in the so-called developed world; The minor acknowledges the fact
that global challenges and burning issues are deeply connected at a
global scale, and need to be confronted at different levels (global,
national, local)
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
Development and Globalization P1 6EC S_DG
Environment and Development P1 6EC S_ED
Global Political Economy P2 6EC S_GPE
Identity, Diversity and Inclusion P2 6EC S_IDI
Urban Studies P2+3 6EC S_UBS
Gezondheid en Leven jaar 3 verplichte vakken
Omschrijving
De bachelorstage vormt de afsluiting van de bacheloropleiding Gezondheid
en Leven. Naast het verkrijgen van vakinhoudelijke kennis en het
aanleren van praktische vaardigheden heeft de bachelorstage het doel om
de tijdens de studie verworven academische vaardigheden en
onderzoeksvaardigheden in praktijk te brengen en te verdiepen.

Er zijn twee stagerichtingen: de biomedische/klinische richting en de
gezondheidswetenschappelijke/klinische richting. De gekozen richting is
afhankelijk van en behorend bij de gekozen major. Voor studenten met een
klinisch wetenschappelijke major wordt gekeken welke stagerichting het
beste past bij de onderzoeksvraag die in de stage beantwoord zal worden.

Tijdens de stage bewijst de student dat hij/zij een biomedisch,
gezondheidswetenschappelijk of klinisch probleem op wetenschappelijke
wijze kan aanpakken, oplossen en beschrijven. Het is tevens een
oriëntatie op het toekomstig werkveld.

• Onderzoeksstages kunnen plaatsvinden binnen wetenschappelijke
onderzoeksafdelingen van universiteiten, universitaire medische centra
of erkende onderzoekinstellingen op het gebied van gezondheid.
• De student wordt geacht zelf een stageproject, -locatie, en
-begeleider te vinden.
• Het onderwerp van de bachelorstage wordt gekozen in de richting van de
major en kan medebepalend zijn voor de kwalificatie voor een
masteropleiding.

Biomedische/klinische stage
Bij de biomedisch/klinisch georiënteerde stage is de onderzoeksvraag
biomedisch van aard waarbij de focus op een biologisch of biomedisch
mechanisme/proces ligt. Er dienen eigen waarnemingen verzameld of eigen
experimenten gedaan te worden aan een biologisch of biomedisch systeem
op het niveau van moleculen, cellen, organen of weefsels van mensen of
dieren. De resultaten dienen statistisch verwerkt te worden. Het
analyseren van reeds verzamelde data is niet voldoende (bijvoorbeeld
resultaten zoals MRI-scans zijn alleen voldoende als de ruwe scanbeelden
door de student zelf geanalyseerd zijn. Resultaten van reeds verwerkte
scans zijn niet voldoende).

Gezondheidswetenschappelijke/klinische stage
Bij de gezondheidswetenschappelijk/klinisch georiënteerde stage is de
onderzoeksvraag van gezondheidswetenschappelijke aard. Er dienen
gegevens met betrekking tot de gezondheid van (groepen) mensen /
patiënten verzameld en geanalyseerd te worden met behulp van
kwantitatieve onderzoeksmethoden. Alleen beschrijvende analyses zijn
niet voldoende voor deze stage. Indien er reeds voldoende gegevens (in
de vorm van ruwe data) verzameld zijn, is het niet noodzakelijk om
tijdens de stageperiode zelf gegevens te verzamelen. Dit dient dan wel
gecompenseerd te worden door een zwaardere belasting op een andere fase
van onderzoek, bijvoorbeeld diepgaandere statistische analyses.
Kwantitatieve data verzameling (gegevens die in een getal uit te drukken
zijn), verwerking en analyses van ruwe data zijn verplichte onderdelen
van de stage. Een kwalitatieve onderzoeksstage waarbij aan de hand van
open gesprekken (focusgroepen, diepte-interviews) kwalitatieve gegevens
worden verzameld, is alleen mogelijk wanneer de cursus Kwalitatief
onderzoek (AB_1167) gevolgd en gehaald is.

Gezondheidswetenschappelijke (GW)-major studenten en Klinische
Wetenschappen (KW)-major studenten die een gezondheidswetenschappelijke
stage zullen lopen volgen de cursus Epidemiologie en biostatistiek 3
voorafgaand aan hun stage.

Meer informatie over beide typen stages is te vinden via vakcode AB_1195
(BMW/KW) en vakcode AB_1196 (GW/KW). Verdere informatie is te verkrijgen
via de Canvas stage community en het stagecoördinaat
(bachelorstages-genl.beta@vu.nl).
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
BSc thesis major Biomedische/Klinische wetenschappen Ac. Jaar (sept) 24EC AB_1195
BSc thesis major Gezondheidswetenschappelijke/Klinische wetenschappen Ac. Jaar (sept) 18EC AB_1196
Epidemiologie en biostatistiek III P4 6EC AB_470228
Gezondheid en Leven Honours programma
Omschrijving
De VU heeft een Bachelor Honours Programma voor excellente studenten,
waaraan ook de Faculteit der Bètawetenschappen deelneemt. Het
Honours Programma biedt talentvolle studenten de mogelijkheid om zich
verder te verdiepen in onderwerpen van de eigen opleiding en te
verbreden in interdisciplinaire en vakoverstijgende onderwerpen. Het VU
Honours Programma bestaat uit studieonderdelen van in totaal 30
studiepunten (EC) en is verdeeld over het tweede en derde jaar van de
bacheloropleiding. Het heeft een verdiepend faculteitsdeel van 12-18 EC
en een faculteitsoverstijgend deel van 12-18 EC.
Het Honours Programma komt bovenop het reguliere bachelor programma en
is toegankelijk voor studenten die meer uitdaging zoeken en meer kunnen
dan het reguliere programma hen biedt. Om toegelaten te worden tot het
programma moet het gemiddelde voor de vakken van het eerste jaar dan ook
minimaal een 7,5 zijn (uitzonderingen hierop zijn mogelijk). Voor het
verkrijgen van het Honours predicaat zijn nominaal studeren, d.w.z. de
bacheloropleiding afronden binnen drie jaar, en behoud van het
gemiddelde van een 7,5 gedurende het reguliere programma vereist.
Aanmelden voor het Honours Programma is mogelijk tot 1 mei 2020 en kan
via


www.vu.nl/nl/opleidingen/overig-onderwijs/honours-programme/application/
Facultaire deel Honours programma
Omschrijving
Algemene informatie over het Honoursprogramma, zie:
http://falw.vu.nl/nl/onderwijs/overig-onderwijs/honoursprogramma/index.a
Voor de honoursstudenten van de levenswetenschappen opleidingen (G&L,
BMW, GZW en BIO), zie:
http://falw.vu.nl/nl/onderwijs/overig-onderwijs/honoursprogramma/program
Voor de honoursstudenten van Aardwetenschappen en Aarde & Economie, zie:
http://falw.vu.nl/nl/onderwijs/overig-onderwijs/honoursprogramma/aardwet
Stervariant cursussen Health & Life Sc.
Omschrijving
Van de reguliere 2e en 3e jaars cursussen van je BSc opleiding,
inclusief die van de minoren, kan in overleg met de betrokken docent en
je honoursprogramma-tutor een zg. Stervariant worden gedaan. Een
Stervariant is gericht op verdieping en heeft een omvang van 3 EC boven
de normale studielast van de cursus. Binnen de stervariant doe je veelal
een individueel begeleid literatuuronderzoek naar een specifiek
onderwerp uit de cursus. Dit literatuuronderzoek rond je af met een
schriftelijk verslag. Het is belangrijk de betrokken docent /
coördinator van de cursus tijdig te benaderen met de vraag of het
mogelijk is een stervariant van de cursus te doen. In overleg kan dan
het onderwerp en de specifieke vraagstelling worden bepaald.

Voor aanmelding, beschrijving van het onderwerp, en beoordeling van het
literatuurverslag, kan gebruik worden gemaakt van het
‘Honours-extenstion / Stervariant-manual’ document wat beschikbaar is op
de CANVAS site voor FALW honoursstudenten.
Zie ook:

http://falw.vu.nl/nl/onderwijs/overig-onderwijs/honoursprogramma/program
Faculteitsoverstijgend deel HP
Omschrijving
Voor informatie over het honoursprogramma en het
faculteitsoverschrijdend deel, de 'interdepartmental courses', zie:
-
https://www.vu.nl/nl/opleidingen/overig-onderwijs/honours-programme/inde
Interdepartmental Honours Courses
Omschrijving
The interdisciplinary components of the Honours Programme are taught
mainly in the evening by lecturers from Vrije Universiteit, the
University of Amsterdam and Amsterdam University College, as well as
guest lecturers from the Netherlands and abroad. The classes are small
and you will be expected to give presentations, write papers and make an
active contribution to discussions.

You have to choose at least 12 credits of Interdepartmental honours
courses from the overview of interdepartmental honours courses, as well
as an application form, at: http://www.vu.nl/honourscourses.
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
%longEN% 8EC OH_EXT1
Climate Change 6EC OH_CC
God-Man-World 6EC OH_GMW
Governing Security 6EC OH_GS
Health and Psychosocial Factors in older Persons 6EC OH_HPF
How to survive 2050 6EC OH_HTS
HP UvA: Carte Blanche 6EC OH_UCB
HP UvA: creativiteit 6EC OH_UCREA
HP UvA: Learning Lab 6EC OH_ULL
Illness-Image-Metaphor: Cancer in public discourse 6EC OH_IIM
Impact of an Empire 6EC OH_IE
Labyrint 12EC OH_ULA
Life and Work 6EC OH_LAW
Masters of Suspicion (HP UvA) 6EC OH_UMS
Power and Change 6EC OH_UPC
Religion, Identity, Conflict 6EC OH_RIC
The Future Entrepreneur 6EC OH_FE
The Roman Empire 6EC OH_TRE
Theories of Consciousness 6EC OH_TOC
Brain and Behavior Semester 1 6EC OH_BAB