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Groningen Centre for Health and Humanities

The Groningen Centre for Health & Humanities (GCH2 ) unites researchers working on a diverse range of topics. These include the history of medicine and the body, historical demography, gender, health politics, art history, architecture, linguistics and literary studies. Our interdisciplinary research is aimed at understanding the cultural, historical, social, and political mechanisms of health and wellbeing. Together with health professionals and policy makers, we then ask how we can apply this body of knowledge in every-day practice.

Upcoming Registration University Minor 'More Healthy Years'

  • Start registration: 19 May 2021
  • Start of the Minor: September 2021
  • Course load: 30 ECTS
  • Student capacity: 30

This 30 ECTS interdisciplinary minor offers an introduction to contemporary issues in the field of (global) public health. You will learn about the public health challenges societies face, public health systems, stakeholders and the different perspectives for intervention including history, politics, art, religion, law, economics, psychology, biomedical and public health. As part of the minor, teams of students will be set very localized public health challenges in and around Groningen formulated by local councils etc for which practical solutions must be found.

The Minor is coordinated by the UMCG but involves professors and students from seven faculties (Medical Sciences, Law, Behavioural and Social Sciences, Arts, Theorlogy and Religious Studies).

It is advised to enrol early, given the limited number of places available for the Minor.

Last modified:12 May 2021 1.31 p.m.