European Public Health

Are you interested in health sciences, healthcare and wellness? But also in national and international politics, administration and management, policy and strategy, communications and media? The bachelor's programme in European Public Health (EPH) might be for you.

In European Public Health, it’s about preventing disease and promoting healthy lifestyles for all Europeans with clear European policy.

You’ll learn to bridge the gap between health sciences and national and European public health policy. You’ll also develop the skills you need to work in governmental or healthcare-related organisations, or in EU or WHO units, in positions such as a policy advisor, health officer or prevention specialist. Read more >

Virtual Open Day

Join an Experience Day​

This day allows you to experience what it is like to be a European Public Health student. You will participate in a tutorial group and get the opportunity to ask tutors and current students any questions you may have.

Register for 27 March

Register for 17 April

  • EPH embraces a multidisciplinary approach: you look at public health through the eyes of a clinician, a legal expert and an epidemiologist
    Dimitri Eerens (Belgium), European Public Health
  • For me, the uniqueness of the bachelor's in European Public Health lies mainly with the European context included in the curriculum
    Roubitha David (France), European Public Health
  • Living and studying abroad is a completely different experience than just travelling: it makes me a more independent and a stronger person than I was before
    Natalia Wasowska, European Public Health


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EPH has a distinguished multidisciplinary approach

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      When removing a tumour, it’s not always easy for a surgeon to decide whether all of the cancer cells have been taken out. The ‘intelligent knife’, or iKnife, can play an important role in this in the future. Researchers from the Maastricht M4I institute are key partners in an international consortium that will validate the method, and have started the second phase of the experiments (in vivo) in a Dutch hospital last fall.

      Dr. Tiffany Porta is an assistant professor at M4I and an expert in mass spectrometry imaging. She heads the iKnife project, which is all about ultimately taking the technique to the clinic. Close collaboration with the Maastricht University Medical Centre+ is key, since it is there that the first ‘molecular operating room’ of the Netherlands is implemented.

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      Tijdens de Doe- en Beleefdag zelf kunnen bezoekers op een leuke en interactieve manier een kijkje achter de schermen nemen. Ze volgen het verhaal van een (of meerdere) echte patiënt(en).

      Je meldt je aan door een e-mail te sturen naar els.oostveen[at]mumc[dot]nl Geef daarin je contactgegevens door (naam, telefoonnummer, e-mailadres) en op welke dagen (5 en/of 6 april) en dagdelen (ochtend en/of middag) je kunt meehelpen.

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