If you have a heart for working in health care and want to make an impact with your technical knowledge, this is the study for you.
Check out the recording of our Meet & Ask on 15th February 2022. You'll get an introduction on the programme. Next up, we answer questions from prospective students.
Did you miss the live Meet & Ask (Feb 2021)? Watch the recording here. You'll get a programme presentation and after that, our program director and a student answer questions from prospective students.
The UvA School of Medicine is located in the heart of Amsterdam UMC, location AMC. Come and have a look on campus.
What language is the programme taught in?
All courses are taught in English and also the study material is English. Some teachers only speak English, but others speak Dutch. During internships, you can speak Dutch to some supervisors if you both wish to. However, keep in mind that the product of your internship (the research paper and presentation) will be in English.
What does a typical week look like?
Most weeks, the lectures are scheduled on Mondays and Fridays, taking up 12 hours a week on average. The additional time is required for class preparation, assignments and computer practicals. During the lectures on Monday, you will mostly get an introduction of the topic and an explanation of the assignment of that week. The deadlines and/or presentations of the assignments are mainly scheduled on Fridays.
Is it possible to do internships during the programme?
Yes, the programme consists of two one-month internships in the first year and one seven months internship in the second year. It is also possible to combine the two internships in the first year to have a more extensive project. You can choose your own internship in any direction that is relevant for Medical Informatics.
With which bachelor can I apply for the master Medical Informatics?
Please check the list of recommended bachelor's under Entry requirements. If your bachelor (or an equivalent programme) is not in the list, please fill in our application form. To decide on your admission we need the details of your programme.
What are my job opportunities when I finish the Medical Informatics Master's programme?
The programme provides the basis for a career at the interface of healthcare and ICT. As a graduates, you can be found working as a:
- Clinical Informatician
- IM Resources/Project Manager
- Internal Health IT Consultant
- System/Applications Expert
- Process Analyst
- HI Informatics Researcher
- System/Information Designer/Architect
- Research Clinician Informatician
- Evaluation Scientist
Do I need to have prior experience with programming to be able to start this master?
No, that is not necessary. Once you have successfully completed the premaster or the bachelor Medische Informatiekunde, you will have enough skills and knowledge to start this master. For some courses we will be using R. However, you are not expected to have any prior knowledge of R when you start this master.
What can I expect from the premaster programme?
The premaster has a maximum of 26 ECTS (+- 6 months of full time study), but this is usually less depending on your background. It is mostly self-study (e-learnings and literature), but you can easily get in touch with the lecturers if you wish to. There are exams once a month at location AMC or online for international students.
Hemmik Leopold about the internship he did during the master programme Medical informatics. He prolonged his research as a PhD and graduated. Nowadays, he is a Medical informatics lecturer.
Job van der Heijden about the research he did in AMC as a PhD at the Dermatology department, where he graduated.