Master of Innovative Health Technology (Leuven)

General

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Program Description

The development of novel technologies has long been a key driver in the advancement of modern health care. Technologies that better enable medical doctors, therapists, and other care providers to identify symptoms, perform diagnoses, carry out surgery, cure diseases, program therapy and follow up patients’ progress.

Today, there is a global industry developing novel technologies to further advance contemporary health care. The Advanced Master of Innovative Health Technology aims to contribute to this evolution by offering students the opportunity to specialize in this versatile and diverse domain, where they will learn to design, develop and implement practical and pragmatic technological solutions for the healthcare sector.

This program has a specific focus on the integration of different technologies and methodologies into usable systems. Recent trends in wearable sensors, bioelectronics, artificial intelligence, robotics, and healthcare apps are combined to inspire students to conceive and implement novel integrated solutions that can be tested and used by patients and health care professionals.

Program

The Advanced Master of Science in Innovative Health Engineering is a one-year program corresponding to 60 ECTS.

It consists of eight-course units:

  • One course on the human body
  • Four courses focusing on engineering technology
  • One on entrepreneurship 
  • One team-based project
  • A master’s thesis combined with an internship

Career perspectives

Recent scientific and technological advancements in healthcare have created numerous new roles, functions and job opportunities in medical technology companies, healthcare institutes, hospitals, and research centers. These include areas such as patient identity management, healthcare mobility, and business intelligence, applied medical research, designing, developing and testing of prototypes and installations and configuration of medical instruments, etc.

In the field of Health Technology Assessment (HTA), there is an increasing demand for experts to provide policy-makers with evidence-based information on the medical, economic, organizational, social and ethical issues related to the use of health technology.

Scholarships

Group T – Academy, a private organization affiliated to KU Leuven, provides in some scholarships, covering: tuition fees, travel, housing, and living expenses in Leuven.

Scholarships are awarded to young bright staff members of international partner universities, aiming at the development of affordable health technology in less affluent regions.

Admission requirements

The Advanced Master of Science of Innovative Health Technology targets students who have completed a master’s program in (bio)engineering technology or equivalent. Admission is based on a selection procedure which includes an interview.

Candidates are required to submit an application containing a CV, academic achievements, a motivation letter and proof of English proficiency. International students should first apply for the program via KU Leuven’s Admissions Service.

Last updated Mar 2020

About the School

KU Leuven is an institution for research and education with international appeal. All programmes at this University are based on the innovative research of its scientists and professors and are ranked ... Read More

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