Course structure

Teaching in the Medical Sciences and Technology bachelor’s program combines lecture courses, with the opportunity to apply that knowledge almost immediately through design-based learning projects. 

In the first year, courses and projects are taken together with students from the Biomedical Engineering program In this year, you can easily switch between the two majors.  

Courses include: 

  • Cell and tissue 
  • Introduction to organic chemistry 
  • Biochemistry 
  • Biostatistics and linear algebra  
  • Heart and blood 
  • Programming and genomics 

During the second and third years, you specialize in biomedical subjects such as imaging, and immunology and infection. Students in Biomedical Engineering will focus on technological subjects such as transport physics and materials. 

In the last six months of your bachelor's program you will follow electives and work independently in one of the department’s research groups on your bachelor’s end project. This project is good preparation for your internship and research project if you choose to follow a master's program. Examples of projects that our students have done in recent years include: 

  • Sensor proteins for antibody detection 
  • The effect of different mechanical loading patterns on cell viability and matrix production 
  • Serum-free cell culture in bone tissue engineering 
  • Influence of initial seeding density on the production of ECM proteins by human mesenchymal stem cells 
  • Synthesis and characterization of perylene moieties with an aromatic sidechain