Clinical modules

The core (mandatory) part of the Master’s program Medical Engineering is formed by two clinical modules. A clinical module is a project oriented course in which the pre-diagnostic, diagnostic and intervention phase of patients with specific pathologies are discussed. Therefore, these types of education are combined: lectures, assignments, demonstrations and clinical visits, projects and reports.

During the first quarter you will follow the module ‘Diagnostics and Monitoring’ and during the third quarter the module ‘Decision-making and intervention’. For these modules you can choose:

  • Neurology,
  • Radiology,
  • IC,
  • Cardiovascular,
  • Oncology,
  • Orthopedics,
  • Clinical Chemistry.

Project work

As you acquire theoretical knowledge in lecture classes, you will also learn skills in state-of-the-art technology by working on diverse short-term projects. As part of these projects, you will perform measurements on yourself, other students or test objects designed specifically for that purpose. The emphasis is on learning to quantify data and apply mathematical models. There is also a focus on anatomy and pathology as these pertain to the problem being investigated.

Hands-on practice

It is also vital that you become familiar with the daily environment in a hospital. Part of the Master's program is therefore that you accompany a doctor once or twice on his daily rounds visiting the patients in his department. Furthermore, you will be given demonstrations of medical equipment and procedures.