The PDEng programme in Healthcare Logistics is a two year post-master programme that consists of three blocks: a general block, a research operation block and a technological design project. These blocks with a total of 120 EC can run parallel to each other. The Operations research block can partly be tailored to the technological design project by means of an elective part. Gained skills in professional development and gained knowledge from in-depth and broadening courses are employed in the design project.
General course block
The General Course Block consists of a homologation course, Professional Development courses, Design Methodology, Systems Engineering for PDEng, and the course in Operations Research for Healthcare. At the end of this General Block, all participants have a common basic knowledge on the organisation of healthcare processes, and design- and development skills. Read here more about the General Course Block.
Operations Research Block
This participant specific block is so that the participants have a common basis of methods to analyse the performance of a system.
The Operations Research block is based on the programmes for doctoral candidates offered by the LNMB and the 'Graduate Program Operations Management & Logistics' (GP-OML). The courses of the GP-OML and LNMB provides the knowledge base that is needed to develop logistics solutions for practical issues.
A gap in knowledge can be covered by an additional homologation course of the MSc programmes in Applied Mathematics (specialization Operations Research), Industrial Engineering and Management, and Health Sciences. Read here more about the Operations Research Block.
The design project will be defined in close consultation with the organisation or institution where you will be working for. The project can arise from a design question from the organisation/institution or from the valorisation of PhD research where industry/government has an inquiry to. The programme ensures that the design project is innovative and complex, contains sufficient design aspects and is sufficiently multidisciplinary. The design project is individually in the sense that you have your own project. Because of the complex and multidisciplinary character of the project, in most projects you will work together with colleagues. The University of Twente ensures that there is a clear part of the design, for which you are responsible and for which you will be judged.