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Management, Policy Analysis and Entrepreneurship in the Health and Life Sciences

2019-2020
Deze opleiding wordt aangeboden in het Engels. Sommige van de omschrijvingen zijn daarom mogelijk alleen in het Engels beschikbaar.

Solutions for complex societal problems are increasingly sought through the application of scientific principles. At the same time, developments in the sciences impact society, some of which may lead to societal questions and concerns. An example is the new genomics technologies for disease diagnosis. On the one hand, it may improve care and prevention, while on the other hand, it raises ethical concerns related to violation of privacy, stigma and discrimination. Addressing such complex problems is complicated in itself. It calls for the integration of knowledge from several scientific disciplines and cooperation between a wide variety of actors in society – ranging from government, industry and societal organizations to patients and consumers.

The aim of the Master programme Management, Policy Analysis and Entrepreneurship in Health and Life Sciences(MPA) is to provide students with an academic attitude and skills in the field of interdisciplinary research on the interface of beta science and society aiming to formulate strategies to solve complex societal problems in the health and life sciences. The program provides a broadening of the knowledge and skills from a bachelor scientific background in disciplines such as science, technology and society studies, policy science, and management studies. In the MPA program, the following core competencies are developed:

  • Analysis of complex societal issues related to the health and life sciences
  • Formulation and implementation of strategies to deal with complex societal problems by way of interdisciplinary research.
  • Effective cooperation and communication with researchers from scientific disciplines other than health and life sciences and with societal actors.

Info

Niveau Master
Taal Engels
Duur 2 years
Vorm Voltijd
Studiepunten 120 EC
Faculteit Faculteit der Bètawetenschappen
Deze opleiding wordt aangeboden in het Engels. Sommige van de omschrijvingen zijn daarom mogelijk alleen in het Engels beschikbaar.
Management, Policy Analysis and Entrepreneurship specialisation Community-based Health Technologies
Omschrijving
Community health faces a number of challenges (e.g. changing
demographics, long-term care under pressure, and increased demands of
staff and resources) and technology can contribute to sustainable
solutions for these. The Master’s graduate with a specialization in
community-based health technologies has the ability to engage with
community members with the aim to identify their health-related needs
and concerns. Furthermore, the graduate is able to collaborate with
industrial technicians in order to develop health technologies that
address the identified needs of the community, and is able to reflect on
the impact that these new technologies have on community health.
Therefore, the Master’s graduate obtains knowledge and insights from
innovation sciences, and specific technological knowledge from relevant
disciplines (i.e. physics, computer sciences and health sciences), as
this enriches his/her understanding of the dynamics between front-line
and emerging innovative technologies and community-based health care.
Management, Policy Analysis and Entrepreneurship internships: Please select at least one internship of yourspecialisation.
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
Internship I MPA Specialization CHT Ac. Year (sept) 27EC AM_1219
Internship I MPA Specialization Communication Ac. Year (sept) 27EC AM_1126
Internship I MPA Specialization International Public Health Ac. Year (sept) 27EC AM_1119
Internship I MPA Specialization Management and Entrepreneurship Ac. Year (sept) 27EC AM_1120
Internship I MPA Specialization Policy Ac. Year (sept) 27EC AM_1121
Internship II MPA Specialization CHT Ac. Year (sept) 30EC AM_1220
Internship II MPA Specialization Communication Ac. Year (sept) 30EC AM_471125
Internship II MPA Specialization International Public Health Ac. Year (sept) 30EC AM_471121
Internship II MPA Specialization Management and Entrepreneurship Ac. Year (sept) 30EC AM_471119
Internship II MPA Specialization Policy Ac. Year (sept) 30EC AM_471123
Reflective Practice Internship Science Communication Ac. Year (sept) 30EC AM_1163
Internship II MPA Systematic review P4+5+6 30EC AM_1252
Management Policy Analysis and Entrepreneurship specialisation Communication
Omschrijving
Communication about science issues takes place not only between peers
but also between
scientists and ‘end users’ and the general public. This makes it a
complex and dynamic
field of research and practice; e.g. on patient participation in health
research, the use and
effects of media metaphors and hypes, and public understanding of
emergent technologies.
The Master’s graduate with this specialization has theoretical
understanding of the complex
problems that arise during such communication processes and has
developed the skills
necessary to behave professionally at this interface in an attempt to
enhance communication
(outcomes) between actors in science and society.
Management, Policy Analysis and Entrepreneurship specialisation International Public Health
Omschrijving
The Master’s graduate with a specialization in international public
health has a wide-ranging
insight in current and future challenges in international public health,
their main
causes as well as applied and potential interventions. The Master’s
graduate obtains
special knowledge on relevant concepts from various disciplines
(including epidemiology,
policy science, anthropology, management studies, biomedical sciences
and health
sciences). The Master’s graduate has the ability to conduct scientific
research in the field
of international public health addressing international public health
challenges and to
critically assess the results of international public health research.
He/she possesses
knowledge of current theories and the key research questions in this
field and has insight
in the scientific and social relevance of this subject area
Management, Policy Analysis and Entrepreneurship specialisation Health and Life Sciences based Management and Entrepreneurship
Omschrijving
This specialization aims to provide the Master’s graduate with insight
in the management process of translating scientific knowledge from
health and life sciences to societally relevant innovations. Relevant
theories on management, organizations, policy making, innovation,
leadership and finance are discussed. The Master’s graduate has the
ability to develop and critically assess strategies and plans for new
business, organizational change and innovation, understands the
relations between business development, science, innovation and society
and masters relevant scientific data collection methods and analytical
tools.
Management, Policy Analysis and Entrepreneurship specialisation Health and Life Sciences Based Policy
Omschrijving
This specialization equips the Master’s graduate with insight in
theories and strategies to address societal issues through governmental
policy at various levels. Special knowledge and understanding is
obtained in the discipline of policy analysis. Various forms of
‘governance’ and in particular interactive policy-making are
discussed. In addition, the student acquires skills in data collection
methods: from various written and digital sources, interviews to focus
group sessions. At the end the student is independently able to
facilitate group processes for interactive policy-making and apply
various analytical tools to structure the multidisciplinary data towards
strategic designed advices.