Biomedical Sciences is also known as the 'research side of medicine’. You'll learn how nutrition, molecular processes and movement affect human health. The programme will provide you with all the training you need to pursue a career as a researcher. But you could also end up working for the Department of Health, or the Deparment of Environmental Affairs.
European Public Health is about prolonging life, preventing disease, protecting health while promoting healthy living to all Europeans through the organised efforts of society. It bridges the gap between health sciences, and EU and national healthcare policies.
Health Sciences is a broad bachelor’s programme that focusses on the relation between health and other factors such as behaviour, the environment, social surroundings, biology and healthcare. The career paths you could pursue vary widely, ranging from policy making or project management to communications or consultation.
At Maastricht University, the bachelor’s in Medicine is very practical; you’ll come in contact with real patients in the early stages of your studies. In the skillslab, you’ll also practice medical skills, such as how to give a patient bad news. After completing a master’s in Medicine, you can call yourself a medical doctor and then you can specialise, for example, as a surgeon or pediatrician.