Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences

Both at home and throughout Europe, FHML is one of the most renowned institutes of its kind. We stand for cutting edge research and education, and pride ourselves on rapidly incorporating the latest developments and insights, and methods into our programmes. We also believe strongly in multidisciplinarity, looking at each topic from different angles and ensuring that the different specialists always work in close collaboration. More, FHML is always looking beyond borders. International healthcare is high on our agenda, and our work regularly transcends national boundaries, both in research and in education.

We are working hard to achieve our goal of being a international centre of expertise, and integrated health campus bringing together both knowledge institutions and the business world. Everything here revolves around life and health. FHML is part of the Maastricht University Medical Centre (MUMC+), and works closely with the Maastricht academic hospital azM.


  • Better elderly care requires strategic deployment of vocational nurses

    Monday, April 10, 2017

    There is no academic evidence to support the claim that an increase in elderly care workers contributes to higher-quality care. Furthermore, there are too few vocational nurses in nursing homes to objectively determine the impact on the quality of care. These were the results of a dissertation by Ramona Backhaus, who will obtain her PhD on Wednesday 12 April from Maastricht University (UM).

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    White blood cells important for yo-yo effect after weight loss

    Monday, April 3, 2017

    Adipose tissue in the body may increase the likelihood of gaining weight after weight loss. The cells of the immune system, also known as white blood cells, play an important role as well.

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    New method for pacemaker placement

    Tuesday, February 7, 2017

    Student of the MUMC+ develops new method for the targeted placement of pacemaker leads in the heart.

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    Maastricht is training the cardiology experts of the future

    Friday, February 3, 2017

    Saturday 4 February marks the start of a custom training programme in Maastricht for international cardiologists specialising in cardiac arrhythmias (MUMC+ news).

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    Physiotherapy prevents pulmonary attacks in COPD patients

    Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    High-intensity interval training is an effective treatment method for patients with chronic lung disease (MUMC+ news, PhD conferral Emmylou Beekman).

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  • New consortium for development of biological medicines

    Building a South Limburg infrastructure for the development of biological medicines

    Monday, January 30, 2017 Read more