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 Technical Medicine will help you become such a professional.
This bachelor’s programme, called 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.
A full-fledged discipline
As a technical physician you are the linking pin between medicine and technology. You learn how to apply existing technology in innovative ways to optimize diagnosis and treatment of 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 government and that graduates are qualified to treat patients independently.
After the Bachelor's programme you can continue on to our three-year Master's programme Technical Medicine, thus completing your training in Technical Medicine. You can also transfer to one of the other Master's programmes in the UT's 'Health cluster'.
Setting to work at a hospital
Technical Medicine is a relatively new profession. Also 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 are part of a medical treatment team at a hospital and treating your own patients. Many graduates specialize by getting a PhD or completing a fellowship.