The safe and innovative use of medical technology calls for healthcare professionals with specific expertise. Specialists with knowledge and skills in the fields of both medicine and technology, which they can use to improve healthcare for individual patients. Our Dutch-taught Master's programme in Technical Medicine will help you become such a professional. You will be trained to work in Dutch healthcare.
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Healthcare is rapidly changing and gaining complexity. The use of complex technology in healthcare is spreading. Healthcare today calls for professionals with a solid scientific, medical and engineering background combined. Such multidisciplinary experts will be well equipped to treat their patients.
In our Master’s programme in Technical Medicine, you can become one of these experts. The programme integrates the medical and technical domains. 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. Throughout the programme you will learn how to apply existing technology in innovative ways to optimize diagnosis and treatment of individual patients.
The Technical Medicine programme was designed at the University of Twente and was the first of its kind in the world. Since then, Technical Medicine 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 have been officially recognized by the Dutch government and that graduates are qualified to treat patients independently in The Netherlands.
The University of Twente has an unparalleled focus on combining healthcare and technology. You will have the opportunity to work with leading researchers and scientists who share this focus. Furthermore, you will be able to work in our renowned research institute Technical Medical Centre.
The Master's programme offers two specializations: