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.
Now, with the Corona virus spreading over the world, European Public Health is more important than ever!
Health Sciences is a (Dutch-taught) broad bachelor’s programme that focusses on the relation between health and other factors such as behaviour, nutrition, the environment, social surroundings, biology, digital techology 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.