Advanced Signal Analysis for Medical applications

For monitoring, modelling and diagnostic purposes, more and more data is being obtained using invasive and non-invasive techniques. However, only part of that data is important to the specific clinical research question. Quantitative signal analysis can be used to extract relevant information from measured bio-signals, and to automate and standardize the data interpretation.

For whom

This advanced course in signal analysis is intended for PhD students and young scientists with a background in technical medicine, biomedical technology or related fields. Experience with programming (Matlab) is required. We use a screening procedure to select participants and to fine-tune the course content.


The participants will further expand their knowledge about data acquisition, pre- and post- data processing, and data modelling. They will be able to compare different techniques and select the most appropriate, depending on their requirements. They will apply different advanced signal processing techniques to different types of data. In addition, they will be able to bring their own data to directly implement the techniques into their own field.

Setup and duration

The course consists of 4 separate days with 2 weeks in between and is equivalent to 3 ECTS. On each day, there are lectures and tutorial sessions. In addition, the participants will work on assignments at home (participants are stimulated to work on own data sets), on which they will receive feedback by the instructors. Each day deals with a specific part of signal analysis:

Day 1 Data acquisition

Day 2 Pre-processing (filtering/ICA/PCA)

Day 3 Post processing and modelling (frequency analysis, wavelets)

Day 4 Special topics (new analysis techniques) and presentations tailored to participants’ interests.

The course is given in a small group (6 to 14 participants) and is practical and interactive in nature; the students will do a lot of programming themselves, enabling them to quickly apply their newfound knowledge to their own situation. For the tutorial sessions data will be provided, but you can also use your own data.

Price, enrolling and additional information

The price for this four day course is €1200. 

Accreditation has been requested at the NVvTG.

The upcoming course dates and enrollment form can be found here.

In case you want to be contacted in order to answer any further questions, please fill out this information request form. We will contact you as soon as possible.

The course is organized by the Technical Medicine department of the University of Twente in collaboration with the Clinical Neurophysiology group of the MIRA Institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine.