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Advanced Health Care – an international interprofessional programme

This programme certifies to strengthen your competencies to become a professional leader in your health profession. Either you can become a role model in your own country. From September 2018, it will be possible to combine the programme with a Science Track leading to a master degree. 

What does the programme offer?


Start: September  Duration:  1 year  
Diploma: Post-bachelors diploma
or masters' degree
Credits: 60 EC post-bachelor or 68 master degree
Costs: € 9.800 - 12.000 scholarships available Location:        Maastricht and vicinity
Language:        English

The programme basically consists of two parts that can be combined: the post-bachelor Advanced Health Care programme (leading to a post-bachelor diploma) and the Science Track (starting in September 2018). The combination of both leads to a master’s degree. This flexible and innovative post-bachelor programme balances intercultural, multi-professional academic content with practical experience. You will strengthen your international competencies and develop your skills to:

  • be a health care leader and role model
  • be a critical thinker who drives health care innovation
  • link scientific knowledge and professional practice
  • implement innovative ideas
  • work as an inter-professional health care practitioner
  • gain access to several affiliated master’s programmes

International collaboration
The programme was developed by Zuyd University of Applied Sciences and PXL University College in Hasselt, Belgium, in close cooperation with Maastricht University. Intensive collaboration and full commitment of topflight educational and content experts have assured the development of a demanding and challenging programme.

Programme (Advanced Health Care + Science Track)
You will gain knowledge of and insight in a number of required and elective subjects. To obtain the post-bachelor diploma, you are required to successfully complete eight modules and submit a thesis that meets the standards of the programme. You will systematically share your observations and experiences with fellow students during group discussions.

To obtain the master degree the Advanced Health Care programme should be combined with a science track. Successful completion of both parts leads to a master’s degree.

The Advanced Health Care programme is offered on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and the Science Track on Thursday and Friday – both throughout a year of full  time study.


For whom?

This one-year programme is open to professionals from all over the world who have a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in health care. Outstanding students who are about to complete their Bachelor’s degree in health care are also encouraged to apply.

Who will thrive?
Our programme is exciting and challenging. You will thrive if you:

  • have the ambition to become a health care leader, innovator, and critical thinker
  • master the English language above average (oral and written)
  • are excited about the prospect of spending an academic year abroad.


This outstanding programme incorporates the latest insights in the development and provision of excellent health care. High calibre experts from Zuyd University of Applied Sciences, PXL University College and Maastricht University lead the development and delivery of the programme.

Internationally renowned experts from leading universities, hospitals and clinics are affiliated to the programme. These experts teach our students on-campus, via web-based lectures or via Skype

Read what our students say...

About Maastricht 
"… Maastricht is a great city for students and, to be true, everybody who lives here. It’s easy to get access to high quality education (libraries, internet access in campus) … " (Renan)

"… to live in Maastricht in general have been an unique experience. I am meeting people from all over the world and my english skills are getting better …" (Mauricio)

…"The city is beautiful and well-structured and its inhabitants are very welcoming and polite …" (Caua)

About the course
"… The best experience for me so far without any doubt was the module 'ethical-political praxis'. My point of view of a wide range of health and even life issues has change after this module. The professor has a respectful background and the classes were very dynamic. …" (Mauricio)

"… To be a critical thinker, be able to apply scientific knowledge and to be a healthcare leader are the goals that I would like to achieve. …" (Raquel)

"… my best experiences are related to the practical part of it: visits, congresses, workshop, lectures that happen outside the classroom and work we bring to do at home…" (Renan)

About the teaching method
"… The small distance between professor and student is one of the key features of this course to me … … the teacher is always there for us but more as a guide throughout our learning process, in which we have active roles… "(Mucio)

"… my best experience so far is the relationship with the teachers …" (Caua)

"… what is special in the programme is the flexibility of the schedule, which gives us time to have a life …" (Bruna)



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