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 government and that graduates are qualified to treat patients independently in Dutch healthcare.
At the University of Twente ‘health’ is a major theme. We work on current issues in healthcare daily and across various disciplines. The main objective is always to contribute to the improvement of healthcare. By inspiring education, international and practically oriented research, an entrepreneurial attitude and collaboration the University of Twente effectively contributes to changes in healthcare.
Healthcare is in constant motion. The healthcare programmes at the University of Twente provide pioneering and agenda-setting education aimed at preparing students for a career in this sector. Students are trained to implement innovative and relevant healthcare improvements in today’s unpredictable, complex and globalized world. In order to achieve this, the education focuses not only on providing students with the knowledge and skills in their field of study, but also on developing a broader range of ‘21st century’ skills and personal qualities. Read more about it in the educational vision of the health education programmes of the University of Twente.