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 in both medicine and technology, which they can use to improve healthcare for individual patients. The Bachelor's in Technical Medicine will help you become such a professional.
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 optimise the diagnosis and treatment of individual patients. This Bachelor’s 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 recognised by the Dutch government and that graduates are qualified to treat patients independently.
After this Bachelor's, you can continue to our three-year Dutch-taught Master's in Technical Medicine, thus completing your training in Technical Medicine education. You can also transfer to one of the other master's in the health domain of the University of Twente.
Technical Medicine is a relatively new profession. In addition, the healthcare industry is very keen on 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 specialise in getting a PhD or completing a fellowship.