MSc Technical Medicine

The MSc Technical Medicine is a three year joint-degree Master programme together with Leiden University, Erasmus University Rotterdam and their academic medical centers.
 It combines a thorough understanding of the functioning of the human body and the influence of disease processes with an equally comprehensive understanding of medical technology and professional medical procedures.

Introduction week

Introduction Programme

All new MSc-Students receive an email with an invititation to an introduction programme event. This will take place on the Friday before the start of the Academic Year.

The first year will concentrate on providing a deeper theoretical understanding of the specialisation, training students in reserved procedures and clinical skills in a simulated environment and broadening their knowledge and skills in patient safety, efficiency, quality and the implementation of complex medical technologies.

More information can be found here:

Start studiejaar / Start Academic year

2 September 2019

Programme information

First Year

The first year will concentrate on providing a deeper theoretical understanding of the specialisation, training students in reserved procedures and clinical skills in a simulated environment and broadening their knowledge and skills in patient safety, efficiency, quality and the implementation of complex medical technologies.

  • Healthcare organisation and regulation
  • Python Programming
  • Brok and Ethics
  • Medical Skills 1 & 2
  • Patient Cases
Track Imaging & Intervention

This specialisation focuses on two important trends in health care: early diagnosis and developing the most targeted patient-specific treatment possible with the shortest possible recovery time and minimal side effects. The first year exsists out of the following track specific courses:

  • Advanced Image Acquisition
  • Molecular Imaging and Therapy
  • Radiation Protection
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Advanced Image Processing
  • Image Guided Interventions
  • Biomaterials and Issue Biomechanics
  • Computer Assisted Reconstructive Surgery
Track - Sensing & Stimulation

The specialisation combines the techniques and applications of these sensing (monitoring) and stimulation techniques. This specialisation focuses on two important trends in health care: early diagnosis and developing the most targeted patient-specific treatment possible with the shortest possible recovery time and minimal side effects. The first year exsists out of the following track specific courses:

  • Advanced Signal Acquisition
  • Sensing of Neurophysiological Signals
  • Electrostimulation of Neurophysiological systems
  • Drug Sensing and Delivery
  • Advanced Signal Processing
  • Extramural Sensing and Virtual Stimulation
  • Sensing and Stimulation of Circulation and Ventilation: Acute and Chronic Care

FAQ

Is a double degree possible?
  • A double degree in TM and BME is not possible, because of too much overlap in the obligatory part of the master BME and the courses of Clinical Technology and Technical Medicine.  However, it is possible to follow extra courses which will be mentioned on the supplement of your diploma.

  • If you have questions about other double degree’s please contact the master coordinators of both education programmes first.

Am I eligible for the master Technical Medicine?
  • Only students with a Bachelor’s degree Clinical Technology (joint degree) or with a Bachelor’s degree Technical Medicine (University of Twente) are directly admitted to the master programme TM.
  • On an individual basis a pre-master programme may be possible for some students. To discuss possibilities, please contact schakel-3ME@tudelft.nl.

Second Year

In the second year, students will do four clinical-technological internships of ten weeks each. One of these internship has an assignment spread across multiple departments. Please note that the academic year of the second year master deviates due to the startingdates of all internships.

Additional education next to the internships in master year two

Every second Friday there is education about medical techniques in clinical practice (MTK). This education focusses on:

  • The application of medical technologies in healthcare
  • Knowledge about laws and regulation considering medical technologies
  • Recognition of risks when using medical technologies
  • Quantitative assessment of save use of medical technologies
  • Design (and possibly implement) improvements of medical technologies
  • Aspects around financing medical technologies and compare medical technologies

On Fridays there is also education on reflection. Together with a mentor, students reflect on their personal development and set development goals per internship by specific Tech-Med Professional Activities (TMPA’s). The aim of this critical self-reflection is to optimise the education process.

FAQ

Is it possible to arrange my own internships?
    • There  is an internship application form which can be used to submit an internship. However, this will be internally reviewed and the internship team will decide if it is a suitable assignment. There are many internships available to choose from. These will be shared 6-8 weeks before the start of the internship with all students so you can set your preferences.

Is it possible to do an internship at a company?

It is possible to do a company internship in your fourth internship. However since the internships are clinical internships, you have to demonstrate sufficient clinical development and experience in your first two internships before we can approve your company internship. You have to arrange your internship at a company, for now, yourself.

Is it possible to do an internship in another country?

Yes, it is possible to do an abroad  internship in your fourth internship. However since the internships are clinical internships, you have to demonstrate sufficient clinical development and experience in your first two internships before we can approve your internship abroad. You have to arrange your internship abroad, for now, yourself.

      TM Internships

      More information about all TM Internships can be found in seperate Brightspace Courses and in the MSc TM overall course.

      Brightspace

      Third Year

      In the final year is dedicated the graduation project. Students will do an extensive clinical-technological internship, which will require them to conduct a literature study, do research that will be the foundation of their final thesis and enhance their clinical skills in a clinical setting.

      Master Assignments

      More information about the third year will be published in Q2 (2018-2019)

      Additional information

      Contact information

      TM-I&I

      Jifke Veenland

      TM-S&S

      Sesmu Arbous

      General contact information