This bachelor’s programme is taught in Dutch. Detailed information about BSc Technical Medicine is only available in Dutch and German.

Healthcare is rapidly changing and gaining complexity. The use of technology is increasing and new innovations are everywhere. But current developments in healthcare require specialists with knowledge and skills of both medicine and technology, which they can use to improve healthcare for individual patients. Our Bachelor's programme in Technical Medicine will help you become such a professional.

This Bachelor’s programme, also known as 'Klinische Technologie', is taught in Dutch. Find more information about the curriculum, student experiences and selection on our Dutch website.

We also offer a master's programme (MSc.) in Technical Medicine.

Please note: early application deadline Technical Medicine
Would you like to start your study Technical Medicine in September 2017? Make sure you sign up via Studielink before January 15, 2017
Apply now via Studielink
Please note that the programme is called Klinische Technologie (50033) in Studielink.

Programme overview

Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Technology
Certification: BSc
3 years
Full-time (no part-time programs possible)
Dutch taught
Starting date
1 September 2018
Does not apply for the programme
Numerus fixus
There is a maximum of 130 study places

A full-fledged discipline

In this programme, you will become a professional with a unique technical-medical perspective and the ability to develop innovative diagnostic and treatment solutions for your patients. You will learn how to apply existing technology in innovative ways to optimize diagnosis and treatment of individual patients. This Bachelor’s programme was designed at the University of Twente and was the first of its kind in the whole world. Since then it has gained recognition as a new, full-fledged discipline in Dutch healthcare. Its acknowledgement was accelerated by the fact that the competencies belonging to this new group of professionals are officially recognized by the Dutch government and that graduates are qualified to treat patients independently.

Further studies

After the Bachelor's programme you can continue to our three-year Master's programme in Technical Medicine, thus completing your training in Technical Medicine education. You can also transfer to one of the other Master's programmes in the health domain of the University of Twente.

Setting to work at a hospital

Technical Medicine is a relatively new profession. In addition, the healthcare industry is very keen for people with these sets of skills. All our graduates so far have high-level jobs within a few months of graduating, mostly in academic or top clinical hospitals. As a technical physician you will be part of a medical treatment team at a hospital and treat your own patients. Many graduates specialize by getting a PhD or completing a fellowship.

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