By studying Medical Informatics, you will be responding to the ever-growing need for a sound scientific approach to knowledge and information in modern healthcare services.
Medical Informatics at the AMC-UvA:
Unique in the Netherlands
Medical Informatics (MI) is a discipline concerned with solving information-related problems in the medical and healthcare sectors. Medical informaticians are experts in information analysis, representation, system design, implementation and evaluation, rather than in developing the advanced technologies which underlie information systems. The Master's programme at the University of Amsterdam Academic Medical Centre (AMC-UvA) is a unique course in the Netherlands.
A qualified Medical Informatician is able to identify, analyse, describe and solve medical information problems. Being able to select, synthesise and evaluate information science theories, models and methods, plays an important role.
Improving the quality and outcome of medical treatment and enhancing the efficiency of the care process are at the heart of the MSc in Medical Informatics. The programme concentrates upon issues in two main areas.
Medical treatment - in particular, decision-making and the support from information systems.
Healthcare organisation and processes - the use of information technology in improving patient-care processes.
€ 2060 / jaar
The curriculum takes an interdisciplinary approach to issues in Medical Informatics, framed within the overarching context of the healthcare organisation. It covers three related fields:
* medical treatment and patient care
* healthcare organisation, processes and logistics
* information and communication technology
The curriculum encompasses four closely related fields: Medical Treatment and Patient Care; Healthcare Organisation; Processes and Logistics; Information and Communication Technology. By studying these subjects as a coherent package, you are able to gain an integrated view of issues in MI during the programme.
Tuition covers lectures and case studies, organised into modules on a semester-based system. The programme also features short multidisciplinary work placements, during which you learn to apply the knowledge gained in the classroom to practical working situations at a department of the AMC involved directly or indirectly with patient care.
This degree reflects the broad insight you have gained about problems in medical information science and proves that you possess unique expertise which is of great value on the labour market.
Another option is to continue your education and study for a PhD, either at the AMC or elsewhere.
Medical Informatics (MI) is a discipline concerned with solving information-related problems in the medical and healthcare sectors. As a Medical Informatician, you are an expert in information analysis, representation, system design, implementation and evaluation, instead of an expert in developing the advanced technologies which underlie information systems.
Tuition fees are adjusted annually. For up-to-date information, please see www.uva.nl/collegegeld (Dutch students) or www.uva.nl/tuition (international students).