Mission statement

Our mission is to provide an excellent learning environment for students of all levels and in which the basic sciences anatomy, pharmacology and neuroscience are dealt with in a clinical context in order to provide an understanding of disease mechanisms, diagnosis and treatment.

Equaly important, we aim to teach in the context of our neuroscientific research activities to provide a top-level academic environment for our educational activities.

We further aim to initiate and support public outreach activities in order to spread new knowledge and insights among those interested in the main public. The department has a website with material specific for various program courses:


We organize various courses for the following VU/VUmc programs: