Teaching programme for pre-doctoral students
INTERNATIONAL HEALTH CARE
- This information is intended for students of medicine and biomedical sciences, who are interested in health care in developing countries (such as the Rotation Programme for Student Doctors in low-income countries), and especially for those who want to prepare for an studentship, research studentship, minor subject or individual elective in a third-world country.
- Students taking other courses, and students of (bio)medical sciences from other universities, with similar interests can participate in parts of the programme.
- The teaching programme for bachelor students comprises the core curriculum and electives.
- In the core curriculum, international health care is touched on in the module 5MPV4. Aspects such as organisation, accessibility and financing of health care are handled. Another relevant module is Infection and Resistance (5B204). This block addresses various topics that are relevant for students who want to take an studentship or work experience placement under the Rotation Programme for Student Doctors in low-income countries. The diseases covered include malaria, typhoid fever, hepatitis, and the course includes epidemiological concepts and laboratory skills (for example in parasitology). In the electives available, public health and tropical medicine receive a lot of attention in the modules Health and Diseases in the Tropics (5KVZ 1) and International Public Health (KVZ 2) and in the module on AIDS (5KVZ 7).
- Students of Biomedical Sciences can take a minor in International Health. For more information see: Other Education/minors on this site.