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Biomedical Engineering

Programma

  • 2e jaar

    Internships and Master's projects can be performed at the University Medical Centre (UMCG), or companies or hospitals in the Netherlands and abroad.

    Internships and Master's projects can be performed at the University Medical Centre (UMCG), or companies or hospitals in the Netherlands and abroad.

Programma-opties

  • Prostheses and Implant Interface Technology (specialisatie)

    This specialization deals with design, analysis and assessment how medical materials behave inside the body.

    It also focuses on how microorganisms and mammalian cells/tissue cells interact with the materials, and how we can utilize and direct these interactions to enhance medical treatments. Materials used entail solid implants such as metals (titanium, cobalt-chrome), polymers (polylactic acid, polymethylmethacrylate, silicone, and others) but also hydrogels and extracellular-like systems used in e.g. orthopedics, dentistry/orthodontics, ophthalmology, cardio-vascular medicine and many others.

    Areas which are touched upon are the understanding and prevention of infections, understanding and directing cellular behavior around materials, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine and biomaterials development. All via course intensive studies using the current state-of-the-art related to research and research methods. During the curriculum, various general academic and research qualities are being thought as well as creating independent thinking and critical assessment of developments which also provide a solid basis for any R&D related career.

  • HTSM Honours Master (honoursprogramma)

    This Master's degree programme gives access to the additional, highly selective, High Tech Systems and Materials (HTSM) Honours Master.

    The HTSM Honours Master is organized in cooperation with Philips and other major industry partners.

  • Protheses & Implant Design (specialisatie)

    This specialisation deals with techniques that are intended to restore body functions.

    These comprise implants (e.g. bone plates), artificial organs (e.g. heart assist pump) and prostheses (lower leg prosthesis).

    A new area is prevention. How can you prevent diseases? Innovative sensor systems can warn in case of deterioration of body functions. Interventions can prevent deterioration (training balance, avoiding stress, increasing alertness). ICT plays an important role in gathering and processing sensor data and advising the best interventions for an individual using self-learning decision support systems. Most projects are focusing on designing new therapeutic devices. So typical courses in this specialization are design methodology, biomechanics, robotics, biomaterials, and interface biology. But since a good Biomedical Engineer is a good designer and a good researcher, all design projects have a research component. Prototypes need to be tested in a scientific way. Or requirements need to be quantified by research. Internships and Master's projects can be performed at the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), or at industries or hospitals in the Netherlands or abroad.

  • Diagnostic Imaging & Instrumentation (specialisatie)

    Medical physics for radiation oncology is engaged in this practice to optimize and deliver the dose distribution safely according to prescription with a required high accuracy.e..

    The University of Groningen offers you state-of-the-art medical facilities and a unique professional cooperation with the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG); Radiation Oncology is the medical practice of treating patients with cancer using ionizing radiation. This involves accurate dose calculation, dose delivery and dose measurement techniques, and various forms of medical imaging. Radiology is the medical speciality that aims to obtain diagnostic information by imaging techniques and treatment of patients by using minimal invasive procedures under image guidance. Apart from imaging techniques that use ionizing radiation (computed tomography, radiography, angiography, mammography), also ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging can be used. The physical principles will be taught during the master, and during projects you will be able to work together with medical physicist on the optimization of these techniques in order to improve patient comfort and care. Nuclear Medicine is the medical speciality that performs diagnosis and therapy using radioactive substances administered to a patient. During radioactive decay, radiation is emitted which can be measured outside the body. This enables the assessment of the 3D-distribution of the so-called radiotracers in the body, if necessary as a function of time. The strength of nuclear medicine is that this distribution is a function of the underlying physiological processes i. differences in uptake reflect differences is physiology which allows the visualisation and quantification of diseases. During the master, you will learn the underlying principles, the instrumentation used and gain insight in current imaging equipment. The master Biomedical Engineering with specialization Diagnostic Imaging and Instrumentation offers students with a bachelor degree in Physics or Life Science & Technology admission to the postgraduate programme medical physicist.

  • European Master programme (Double Degree) (specialisatie)

    The European Master Programme Biomedical Engineering (CEMACUBE) is a joint project between six participating universities:

    The universities of Groningen (the Netherlands), Aachen (Germany), Dublin (Ireland), Ghent and Brussels (Belgium), and Prague (Czech Republic).

    More information can be found here: http://www.biomedicaltechnology.eu

Opbouw programma

2-year programme; credits per year: 60 ECTS; most courses are 5 ECTS.

For the complete curriculum, please see: http://www.rug.nl/ocasys/fwn/vak/showpos?opleiding=3219

Credits per year: 60 ECTS; most courses are 5 ECTS.

Studeren in het buitenland

  • Studeren in het buitenland is aanbevolen
  • Voor gemiddeld 10 weken
  • Maximaal 60 EC

Exchange: All our science and engineering programmes offer study abroad possibilities at a number of partner institutions. Our partners include top-100 universities in Europe (for example in Germany, UK, and Sweden) and in the USA, China, South-East Asia, and South America. Our exchange programmes have a typical duration of one semester and count toward your final degree.

Exchange: All our science and engineering programmes offer study abroad possibilities at a number of partner institutions. Our partners include top-100 universities in Europe (for example in Germany, UK, and Sweden) and in the USA, China, South-East Asia, and South America. Our exchange programmes have a typical duration of one semester and count toward your final degree.

Waarom in Groningen?
  • State-of-the-art medical facilities
  • Unique cooperation with the University Medical Center Groningen
  • Best Master's degree programme Biomedical Engineering in the Netherlands according to Elsevier
  • Our faculty is the home of the 2016 Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry, Ben Feringa, and the Nobel Prize winner in Physics, Frits Zernike
  • State-of-the-art medical facilities
  • Unique cooperation with the University Medical Center Groningen
  • International staff and students
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