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Population Health Management

PHM offers you the tools to navigate through, and give direction to, the complex and changing health care landscape by using an interdisciplinary approach.
During the programme you will be equipped with the necessary competences to look and act across domains and integrally in solving complex healthcare issues. The programme considers health care from an interdisciplinary population oriented point of view in which the disciplines data, governance and behaviour are offered in an integrated way to achieve sustainable health care. The rationale of the curriculum is a seamless evolution from a monodisciplinary start to an interdisciplinary and eclectic expertise.

Year 1

The first year of the programme consists of 10 courses of 4 weeks each. The first two weeks is independent, online education. The third week is an intensive, fulltime on-campus week to expand your skills through groupwork. The four weeks period is concluded with the individual reflection and test week. Parallel to the course you execute two project cases.

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Fundamentals of Population Health Management 5
Study Design 5
Health and Health Behaviour 4
Governance 4
Responsible Data Analysis 5
Alternative Payment Models 4
Syndemics 5
Predictive Analytics 5
Panel Management Next Level 5
Implementation: putting PHM into action 5
Projectcase I 6
Projectcase II 7

Year 2

In the second year you design your own individualized programme within one of the four specialisations (30 EC) followed by your master thesis research project. The individualized character of the second year offers you the perfect opportunity to study abroad and broaden your horizon.
The master will offer the second year from September 2022 for the first time. During Academic year of 2021-2022 we will complete the information in the prospectus.

The four specialisations are:

  • Epidemiology

  • Governance

  • Data Science

  • Syndemics

Career Preparation

As an academic strategic partner of PHM, you have the skills to look and act across domains and integrally in solving complex healthcare issues. This is requested in a wide range of healthcare organizations and businesses and government. Within this wide range it can be challenging to find your own path. From the moment you start your master, your tutor helps you creating a matching career path.
If you need more tools: the Career Service of the faculty of Medicine offers support if you have questions about your career, your master choice, the job market and job applications: