The Clinical Technology degree programme trains students to be clinical technicians: medical-technology professionals who apply their expertise in medical treatment teams for an optimal diagnosis and treatment of the patient. Clinical technicians facilitate the introduction of technological innovations in the healthcare sector and will make a difference in the healthcare of the future. As a student, you learn to analyse the human body and diseases from the perspective of an engineer as well as learning to work with complex technologies.
The Clinical Technology degree programme is a collaborative partnership between Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Leiden University (LUMC) and Erasmus University Rotterdam (Erasmus MC). These three world-class centres of excellence collaborate in the field of clinical technology in the Medical Delta. Here they develop such things as 3D prints of the human body to help surgeons practise before performing a complicated procedure. The advanced research facilities and extensive knowledge present make the Medical Delta an attractive environment in which to study.
The Clinical Technology degree programme is a multidisciplinary programme that combines medicine and technology. In general, the programme comprises an equal share of technology courses and medical courses. You will have lectures, supervised study groups, laboratory training, clinical skills, practical training and combinations of these forms of study. The majority of lectures and technical laboratory courses take place in Delft and the clinical laboratory courses take place primarily in Leiden and Rotterdam.
In the second year, you will apply the theory learned in the programme during an internship in a healthcare centre. This internship lasts three weeks and will be carried out in a radiology department, a nursing home or a rehabilitation centre, for example.
Experience gained abroad contributes to both your personal and professional development. It helps to make you more attractive to employers in the Netherlands and abroad. You can spend your minor abroad, although it should be noted that the Clinical Technology minor only lasts ten weeks, which means it will be a challenge to find a suitable programme abroad. If you then decide to take a Master’s programme, there will be more options open to you. You could choose to go abroad to take courses, to do an internship or to work on your thesis project. For more information, go to buitenland.tudelft.nl.
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During your studies, you are not on your own. In your first year of study you will be assigned a mentor who will help you to familiarise yourself with the campus and your study programme. Your mentor is there to answer questions you have during your new life as a student. In addition, every degree programme has academic counsellors to help you with questions about your degree programme and everything related to it. If you have questions about matters such as study planning, study delay and studying with a disability, we have a group of student counsellors, psychologists and study and careers advisers who are ready to help. Together they form the Student & Career Support team.
Variscopic is the study association of Clinical Technology. The name ‘Variscopic’ is derived from the words ‘Varius’ (different/varied) and ‘Scopeo’ (to look). This is because Clinical Technology students look at the worlds of medicine and technology differently and combine both of these disciplines.
Variscopic was founded in 2014 and is committed to the welfare of its members, the students of Clinical Technology. Its committees and board are made up of enthusiastic students who enjoy working for the interests of the association and its members. The committees organise a varied programme of fun and educational activities, such as social gatherings, lectures and outings, as well as the occasional party.
In addition to fun activities, Variscopic is also involved with the quality of education. The board keeps in close contact with the study coordinators and teaching team, so that a good and qualitative programme is safeguarded for the association's current and prospective members.
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TU Delft employs the BSA system: the binding recommendation on the continuation of studies. This means that you must obtain at least 75 per cent of your credits (i.e. 45 of the 60 ECTS) in your first year in order to continue your programme. If you receive a negative binding recommendation on the continuation of studies, you will not be permitted to enroll in this programme again in the next 4 years.