In the master’s programme in Health Sciences you will deal with questions from everyday practice.
What is the best way to make a diagnosis? How to optimize the healthcare process for the patient? What is the best treatment, and how can new technologies contribute? Should a hospital invest in a new technology? If a new technology is demonstrably relevant, how to implement it? How to tell if a hypermodern treatment is better than the old one? Or, on a more political level, how can authorities improve the health conditions of their populations? You will learn to take a critical approach to research and research results; your own as well as others’.
In the first quartile of the Master’s programme you will start with three general courses:
As of the second quartile you will choose one of the following specializations, each focusing on a specific area within the field. You can now also opt to obtain a teaching degree.
In the third and fourth quartile you will finish your programme with a Master’s assignment (30 EC), in which you will write a thesis related to a research topic. The choice of topic is largely up to you, as long as applying health sciences is essential to solving your research question. You can either choose an assignment provided by or through the University of Twente or find your own client to perform your research for.
POSSIBLE RESEARCH QUESTIONS MIGHT INCLUDE:
- What are the most common patient preferences for follow-up after breast cancer treatment?
- How can we develop a technology supported lifestyle intervention for obesity?
- How to improve healthcare by comparing quality indicators on a national level, e.g. between Norway and the Netherlands?