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Healthcare in Transition


!! This course is an Honours Class and therefore only available for students of an honours college !!

This information is only available in English.


The aim of this Honours Class is to identify and discuss the challenges evolving from the transition of a classic reactive disease driven care model towards a structured proactive population as well as individualized care model in the 21st century. This transition is made possible by innovative technologies and increasing knowledge of the human genome, risk assessment techniques, indicated prevention effects and personalized medicine results. In this Honours Class the students will be introduced to this multidisciplinary field. The invited faculty consists of recognized experts in the various scientific and clinical fields involved in this transition process ranging from basic science through epidemiology, statistics and decision making to clinical and public health.


*1. Opening session: prof.dr. Mattijs Numans and prof.dr. Anske van der Bom

*2. Personalised medicine: the role of genetic profiling in healthcare: prof.dr.Frits Rosendaal and prof.dr. Jeanine Houwing-Duistermaat

*3. Patients’ role in healthcare and Patient Empowerment: prof.dr. Cees Smit and prof.dr. Anne Stiggelbout

*4. Medical Intelligence: drs.Ursula Letschert and dr. Robert Veen (UMC Utrecht)

*5. Quantified Self, eHealth and Self Management: prof.dr Niels Chavannes and dr. Jaap Sont

*6. Smart surgery and Serious Gaming: prof.dr. Frank Willem Jansen and prof.dr. Jenny Dankelman (TU Delft)

*7. Privacy and Big Data: prof.dr Ronald Brand and prof.dr Hielke Hijmans (VU Brussel).

*8. Healtcare organisation : prof.dr.Jan Antonie Bruijn ism Campus den Haag.

*9. Who is responsible? Aart Hendriks

*10. Population Health and Panelmanagement: prof.dr. Mattijs Numans and prof.dr.Caroline Baan (RIVM and Tilburg University)


Thursdays 8, 29 October, 5, 19, 26 November, 3, 10 December, 14, 21, 28 January; 17:30 – 21:00 hrs


Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), room H1-14/18, Leiden

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Enrolling in this course is possible from 20 August until 10 September via this link .


Prof. dr. Peter J. van den Elsen