This specialization is part of the Master's programme Biomedical Engineering.
This specialization focusses on the central nervous system. Our cutting-edge scientific work covers topics such as analyzing models of the brain to gain a better understanding of diseases like epilepsy, studying how electrical stimuli can restore impaired body functions (like Parkinson and strokes) or the development of improved diagnostics and novel treatments for clinical neurology. Often, the research is related to specific clinical questions from the healthcare sector.
Examples of research related to this specialization:
- Research about the possibilities of deep brain stimulation to improve posture and movement control.
- Research into the development of therapies for people with chronic pain, in which mathematical models are used to predict clinical results.
- The development of new techniques for the improvement of brain monitoring in the intensive care unit with a focus on detecting epileptiform discharges and ischemia.
The programme consists of a mix of core courses and electives, enabling you to create your own tailor-made Master’s programme.
- Compulsory courses:
- 15 credits of electives from a pre-structured group of elective courses
- 15 credits free choice of electives
- 15 credits devoted to an external internship
- 45 credits devoted to graduation assignment and thesis