Would you like to design facilities and devices for disabled and develop advanced equipment for use in hospitals and in the rest of the health sector which may save lives?
Would you like to combine your sense for technology, computers and math and your interest for medicine and people? And would you like to study in an international environment together with Danish students and students with other nationalities? If you can answer "yes" to these questions - Biomedical Engineering and Informatics may very well be the master programme that you are looking for.
Biomedical Engineering & Informatics at Aalborg University is an interdisciplinary program with focus on electrophysiology and human sensory motor physiology. Potential candidates are students with a B.Sc. in biomedical engineering, electrical engineering or an equivalent degree within information technology.
High level courses within medical technology, neurophysiology, signal processing, scientific communication, rehabilitation technology, etc. are offered. Large projects carried out in groups of students are a substantial part of the programme, where students design and implement solutions to real life problems.
This hands-on training forces students to collaborate like in system development in modern engineering companies. The projects are related to the research carried out at Department of Health Science and Technology. A large project is carried out in the last semester and presented as the master thesis.
Often results are presented at international conferences and/or submitted for publication in peer reviewed journals. See the menu item about research conducted. Successful graduates from the program may apply for PhD stipends within the doctoral school in Biomedical Science and Engineering.
Each student will have a supervisor who is an associate professor or professor at the Department of Health Science and Technology.
At the master programme, you can study how to measure and interpret signals from the body (diagnostics), but also how you can influence the body with different instruments (therapy). You can do experiments provoking different symptoms of heart diseases or electrical stimulation of paralysed muscles in order to relieve motion disabilities.
Another possiblity is to work with collection and processing of clinical information in the health sector. Among others, focus is put on how to use IT in a medical diagnosis of e.g. lung diseases, diabetes and Alzheimers.
You can apply until:
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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Minimum required score:
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Admission to the Master programme in Biomedical Engineering and Informatics presupposes a Bachelor degree in Biomedical Engineering.
Other specific engineering programmes may also qualify for the Master programme possibly followed by a requirement for supplement courses before the beginning of the 1st semester. These programmes are for instance:
The supplement courses are anticipated to be Anatomy, physiology, pathology, medical instrumentation/health care organisation, but all applications will be evaluated academically by the Study Board of Health, Tecnology and Sports Science.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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