The total personal educational programme should be at least 30 credits (ECs)

  • Educational programme in relation to research (courses, self-study, workshops, conferences, national research schools etc.)
  • Educational programme aimed at broadening the perspective of the research student on societal, ethical and philosophical issues, as well as on innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Academic Skills and Career Development

Each PhD student will have his/her own individual training and supervision plan (T&SP) for the PhD phase of the graduate programme. 

Students who enroll in the PhD phase of the graduate programme might have to include additional courses or subjects (self-study) which cover the core concepts of the research group in their educational programme (core concepts which have been addressed in the Master’s phase of the graduate programme).

PHD PHASE GRADUATE PROGRAMME BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING: PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN

The main part of the PhD phase will be the research on which the PhD thesis will be based. In addition, the educational programme is a continuation of the individual educational plan of the Master’s phase. Additional courses and subjects will result in increased understanding of specific topics required for the PhD thesis. General courses will enhance the student’s academic skills.

In some cases the courses from relevant Master's programmes may be included, e.g. courses in ethics from the Master of Science programme in Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society.

The educational programme will contain elements from the list below:

Attendance at meetings:

  • (Weekly) meetings from the research group
  • MIRA lectures
  • Oral/poster presentation at annual conference of national research program (which funds the PhD student’s research) or Dutch society relevant for research group
  • Oral/poster presentation at international conferences relevant for the research group.

Courses in relation to research or aimed at personal and academic skills development:

  • MIRA courses (for example The Science Factor)
  • Courses (e.g. summer schools or modules) from national research or graduate schools related to the research group.
  • PhD courses from the Career Development Center of the University of Twente, which involve academic skills such as Technical Writing and editing and the follow-up course Perfecting your Publication, academic presentations, teaching and supervision skills, English for Lectures
  • PhD courses from the Career Development Center of the University of Twente, which focus on personal development such as Professional Effectiveness, Career Orientation and Personal Branding.
  • Specific in-depth courses/Master Classes designed to cover a specific biomedical research area.

Workshops which are aimed at broadening the perspective on societal, ethical and philosophical issues, as well as on innovation and entrepreneurship

  • A case study in which PhD students will evaluate the impact of their biomedical research using a Medical Technology Assessment, in cooperation with Professor Maarten IJzerman of the Health Technology and Services Research group.
  • Courses or workshops in the field of philosophy with a focus on biomedical engineering will be designed in cooperation with Professor Philip Brey of the department of philosophy.
  • Workshops from Twente Graduate School in the area of science communication, research management, and/or thesis writing
  • Workshops from Kennispark Twente on patents and business development.

Educational tasks (preferably combined with a course on teaching/supervising skills), which can include:

  • Supervision of Bachelor’s or Master’s assignment
  • Supervision of practical Bachelor’s or Master’s course
  • Teaching of Bachelor’s or Master’s course
  • Instructions for other researchers on specialized lab equipment

PhD phase Graduate programme in Biomedical Engineering

PhD first year

  • Research for PhD thesis
  • Research: course from national research or graduate school
  • Research: Course: Introduction to or new technique or Advanced technique

Choice between (e.g.):

  • TGS course
  • UT course: Teaching and Supervising of BSc and MSc students
  • MIRA: The Science Factor
  • Educational Task: Supervision of BSc and/or MSc course or assignment

PhD second year

  • Research for PhD thesis
  • Research: lab visit to learn additional technique
  • Research: course from national research or graduate school

Choice between (e.g.):

  • TGS course: Advanced Science Communication
  • Course on ethics and philosophy of technology
  • UT course: Technical Writing and Editing
  • Educational Task: Supervision of BSc and/or MSc course or assignment

PhD third year

  • Research for PhD thesis
  • Research: course: Introduction to new technique or Advanced technique

Choice between (e.g.):

  • TGS course: Valorization and Entrepreneurship
  • UT course: Perfecting your Publication
  • New: writing a challenging research proposal
  • MIRA: The Science Factor
  • Educational Task: Supervision of BSc and/or MSc course or assignment