This specialization belongs to the master's programme Biomedical Engineering.
What is Neural & Motor Systems?
Research in this specialization focusses on the actual restoration of nervous and motor system function. Our cutting-edge scientific work covers topics such as helping patients rehabilitate with the aid of robots, selective electro-stimulation and innovative body and orthopedic prosthetic devices. Often, the research is related to specific clinical questions from the healthcare sector.
Key research areas
The research groups that participate in Neural & Motor Systems are all active on different anatomic levels, ranging from cells and tissues to the complete organism. They take a variety of approaches. Some groups are engaged in modelling and simulation, while others carry out in vitro and in vivo experiments. Working together, the groups are able to develop new equipment to diagnose and treat patients faster and more effectively. The researchers in the Neural & Motor Systems specialization also work closely with strategic partners in the Netherlands and abroad to test new applications.
At the start of the Biomedical Engineering programme, you will select a specialization and a corresponding research group. The programme consists of a mix of core courses and electives, enabling you to create your own tailor-made Master’s programme.
Research groups participating in the Neural & Motor Systems specialization:
- Applied Analysis
- Biomechanical Engineering
- Biomedical Signals and Systems
- Clinical Neurophysiology
- Robotics and Mechatronics
Compulsory courses in the specialization in Neural & Motor Systems (20 credits)
- Course: Technology for Health; credits: 5; code: 201500222
- Course: Integrative Design of Biomedical Products; credits: 5; code: 191150700
- Course: Clinical Research Methods; credits: 5; code: 201400286
- Course: Biostatistics; credits: 5; code: 201400285
- 35 credits of elective courses
- 15 credits devoted to external internship
- 45 credits devoted to graduation assignment and thesis