Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (MIRT)

  • 4 year
  • English
  • Bachelor
  • Full-time
Eindhoven

Do you have a passion for the technical professions in health care? Do you like to interact with other people? Do you have good communication skills? Then Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy may be a course for you. In this study programme, you will learn everything about medical imaging in radio-diagnostics, radiotherapy, ultrasound and nuclear medicine.

About the programme

The bachelor’s programme Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (MIRT) is a 4-year, full-time programme. In these 4 years, you’ll learn how to use medical equipment to prepare, execute, and process visual imaging research and treatment. You’ll be trained as the professional link between technology, safety, and patient care. The programme covers how the human body functions, which examination you can perform when presented with a clinical case, which equipment you should use for diagnoses or treatment, and how these devices work. We’ll teach you the effects of radiation and radioactivity on the human body and how you can protect yourself and your patient against them. 

Why the MIRT programme at Fontys?

  • There is a good balance between practical and theoretical study, with a strong emphasis on practical work.
  • We offer excellent studying facilities and the classes you study in are small, which provides a supportive and motivating learning environment.
  • You work with real patients, so that you can get the needed work experience to become a well-rounded professional.
 

What are you going to learn?

You’ll learn everything about imaging in radio diagnostics, radiotherapy, ultrasound, and nuclear medicine. You’ll work with patients and learn how to prepare for an examination and take and archive photos, scans and X-rays. The programme also covers how to use equipment, how to communicate medical and technical findings, and how to plan treatments. 
Due to the technical nature of the course, it’s important that you’re sufficiently proficient in advanced mathematics and physics (see Requirements). 

 
 

How does your week look?

You’ll follow classes for 20 hours a week, alongside 4 hours of project work, and approximately 16 hours of self-study.
The course programme is divided by 40% of theory, 40% practical work, and 20% independent learning. 
One academic year is made up of 4 periods, each with a duration of 10 weeks. 

 

You will receive a lot of study supervision, particularly in the first year. You will be part of an allocated principal group, with 12 fellow students.

 

Courses

The programme has a duration of four years.
The first year serves as an orientation on the complete (4-year) programme and focuses on the responsibilities and tasks you’ll be performing as a Medical Imaging & Radiotherapy professional. Additionally, this year will give you the opportunity to find out whether this course is the right fit for you. You’ll also be working together with students in other paramedical training programmes.
In year 2, you’ll dig deeper into more complex diagnostic modalities and advanced medical imaging devices such as CT, MRI, SPECT. You’ll also learn how to make complex schedules and plans for radiation treatment. Halfway through this second year, you’ll decide on a profile theme to personalise the third and fourth year of the programme. At the end of the second year, you’ll also select a specific type of examination and treatment within the domain of a Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy professional. 
You’ll kick off year 3 by exploring the profile theme you chose in the second year. Half of this year will be spent on a 20-week internship at one of the Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy workplaces. The other half of year 3 will be dedicated to a minor. You can choose a minor linked to your profile theme –Fontys offers you a unique opportunity to enrol in a profiling Minor, focusing on one specific healthcare theme and shaping the programme to complement your personal preference. This supports your development towards being a future-proof healthcare professional, while at the same time building a broad network. Of course, you can also enrol in a Minor programme at another University of Applied Sciences outside Fontys, at a University of Applied Sciences abroad, or within a different Fontys programme.
Year 4 will be dedicated to completing another 20-week internship within one of the Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy arenas. You’ll conduct an individual graduation research project aligned with your profile theme as chosen in year 2. 

The hospital internships are done in the first year and are a fixed part of the programme.

  • In year 1 and 2, you will engage in short orientation internships.
  • Year 3 includes the Minor with a 5-month internship.
  • In year 4, you’ll combine your graduation internship with your graduation research project.

 

 

Career opportunities

The MIRT programme at Fontys Universityof Applied Sciences will prepare you for the profession of medical imaging and radiotherapy expert (diagnostic and therapeutic radiographer). Due to variation in the legislation and regulations of different countries concerning operating medical devices that deliver (ionising) radiation, additional work experience or other proof of skill could be required in your country of origin.

 

Language requirements

For the English taught programmes, the minimum English language proficiency required is explained in the table below:

TEST Bachelor's students
IELTS 6.0 (academic level)
TOEFL paper 550
TOEFL computer 213
TOEFL internet 79/80
TOEIC* 670
Cambridge ESOL CAE-C

* only if the units 'Speaking and Writing' and 'Listening and Reading' have been passed succesfully.

The level of English proficiency must always meet the entry requirements for the chosen Fontys course. Fontys always reserves the right to require a language proficiency test for all categories of applicants.

Exemptions

Some applicants can be exempted from submitting the language proficiency test results:

  • Candidates with a Dutch mbo-4, havo- or vwo-diploma
  • EEA/EU candidates with diplomas from certain countries are exempted from the language test. Find the list of diplomas and countries here
  • Applicants whose previous education was English-taught, and taken in a country in which English is an official language
  • Applicants whose mother tongue is English.

The level of English proficiency must always meet the entry requirements for the chosen Fontys course. Fontys always reserves the right to require a language proficiency test for all categories of applicants.

Language requirements

For the English taught programmes, the minimum English language proficiency required is explained in the table below:

TEST Bachelor's students
IELTS 6.0 (academic level)
TOEFL paper 550
TOEFL computer 213
TOEFL internet 79/80
TOEIC* 670
Cambridge ESOL CAE-C

* only if the units 'Speaking and Writing' and 'Listening and Reading' have been passed succesfully.

The level of English proficiency must always meet the entry requirements for the chosen Fontys course. Fontys always reserves the right to require a language proficiency test for all categories of applicants.

Exemptions

Some applicants can be exempted from submitting the language proficiency test results:

  • Candidates with a Dutch mbo-4, havo- or vwo-diploma
  • EEA/EU candidates with diplomas from certain countries are exempted from the language test. Find the list of diplomas and countries here
  • Applicants whose previous education was English-taught, and taken in a country in which English is an official language
  • Applicants whose mother tongue is English.

The level of English proficiency must always meet the entry requirements for the chosen Fontys course. Fontys always reserves the right to require a language proficiency test for all categories of applicants.

Visa

As a non-EU/EEA student, the Netherlands will require an Entry Visa* (MVV) and a Residence Permit. Fontys will apply on behalf of its students for these documents. We recommend you start the process early, i.e. approximately three months before you plan to enter the Netherlands.

*except nationals from Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, South Korea, the USA and Vatican City State.

Language requirements for Dutch students

For the English taught programmes, the minimum English language proficiency required. As an applicant with a Dutch MBO-4, HAVO- or VWO-diploma you can be exempted from submitting the language proficiency test.

Entry requirements

MIRT is an intensive study programme that has a focus on medical, technical and communication aspects. Subjects such as Anatomy, Pathology and Physiology all demand extensive knowledge.To be eligible to follow the course programme, there are no specific profile requirements, but knowledge of the subjects Mathematics (advanced) and Physics are recommended in all cases.You have to be competent in: mental arithmetic, algebra, rearranging formula’s, exponentials, converting units, trigonometry, reading and plotting graphs on logarithmic paper. When you don’t have these skills consider whether MIRT is the right study option for you.

As a prospective student for the MIRT English Stream programme, you must have obtained a diploma of secondary general education or secondary vocational education equivalent to Dutch standards. The diploma and list of grades of your previous education will be evaluated to determine if you are admissible.

Costs

The tuition fees indicator helps you to determine the tuition rate for your situation. The information and tuition rates from this indicator are without engagement.

For the 2021-2022 academic year, you can count on a one-time discount on tuition fees from the ‘Nationaal Programma Onderwijs’. Do you want to know what this means for you personally? Check the tuition fees indicator to see how high your tuition fees are for academic year 2021-2022.

A distinction is made between statutory tuition fees and institutional tuition fees. Only if you satisfy all statutory requirements regarding your nationality and if you have not yet been awarded a degree, will you be eligible for statutory tuition fees. Via the tuition fees indicator, you can secure an indication of the type of tuition fees that will be applicable in your situation. To do so, please make use of the indicator above.

Distinctions are made between the following types of Institutional Tuition Fees:
• Low institutional tuition fees 
• High institutional tuition fees

These different types of tuition fees and the Exemption Regulations are fully detailed in the

    The amount to be paid may vary in accordance with the following situations:
    • If you have enrolled in more than one course programme (at Fontys and/or elsewhere), it is possible that you may only be obliged to pay one set of statutory tuition fees.
    • If you believe that you may be eligible to pay only the statutory tuition fees on the basis of information that may be unknown to us, please report this to your Course Department.
    • If it later transpires that you do not meet the requirements for statutory tuition fees, you will be obliged to pay the (higher) institutional tuition fees and if this is the case, you will be notified accordingly.



    Fontys currently offers several scholarships for Non-Eu / Non-EEA students. You might also be eligible for other scholarships not provided by Fontys. These can be found on Grantfinder.nl

    Paying in instalments

    Collection will take place in a maximum of ten equal instalments on or around the 26th of the month. Depending upon the processing time required after your enrolment, the direct debit may need to be moved to the following month. If so, the amount outstanding will then be divided and added to the remaining instalments to be executed until and including the June instalment.

    If paying the full sum in a single payment

    If you commence your studies on 1 September, the direct debit pertaining to your Tuition Fees will be executed on or around 25 September. If you commence your studies after 1 September, the direct debit will be executed on or around the 26th of the month in which you commence your studies.

    Non EU students

    Incoming Non EU students will receive a payment letter from their study department which must be paid before the deadline. In the following academic years payment can be done by direct debit.

    Non-Sepa

    If you have a Bank account number, of which the bank is not situated in one of the SEPA countries, and you are a national of a country outside the EEA without an address in The Netherlands, then you will receive a paymentletter from Fontys via your course department.

    The Dutch currency unit is the Euro (i.e. abbreviated to ‘EUR’ or ‘€’).

    The average living expenses per month for a foreign student living and studying in Holland are between EUR 900 and EUR 1,100 per month. These living expenses cover rent, insurance, food, public transportation, books, clothing and other general costs. 

    Costs within the first months upon arrival will be higher than all other months due to a housing deposit, intro week and books. Study books are usually bought at the start of the semester and therefore it is wise to reserve and have direct access to an amount at the start of the semester which can cover the price of all study books and the living expenses for the first two months. 

    It is possible to apply for accommodation. All the necessary information can be found here.
    Please read all the information carefully before you apply for accommodation.
    Grantfinder is an online search engine for those who want to study in the Netherlands and are looking for financial aid. Click here to check the Student Grantfinder.

    How to apply

    All applications for our programmes have to be conducted via www.studielink.nl. Studielink is an online portal that allows applicants to apply and maintain their registration whenever they want to.

    Application deadlines

    September intake
    15 May 2022

    Start your online application

    • Log in to Studielink: www.studielink.nl.
    • Submit your personal details (please ensure that you enter your names as stated on your passport and/or identity card), ensuring that all details are entered correctly, i.e. capital letters where required.
    • Add 'New Enrolment Application': mind you choose the correct intake (February 2022 or September 2022).
    • Add your previous education and answer the supplementary questions.
    Educational institution Fontys University of Applied Sciences
    Location of educational institution Eindhoven
    Programme MIRT ES programme

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    Request for Enrolment (RFE)

    Go to Studielink, log in and select ‘New Enrolment Application’.
    Select the option for the Academic Year in which you wish to follow your chosen course programme and then follow the steps to select the course programme of your choice. Enter the details of your prior education and answer the supplementary questions.


    Application procedure step 1

    The application procedure consists of two steps.First, you have to apply for Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (MIRT) programme through Studielink before 15 May 2022. The full name of the programme in Studielink is Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (MIRT). You must choose 1 September 2022 as start date of the programme.

    Application procedure step 2

    Second, we want to receive the following documents within 4 weeks after the application through Studielink (and before 15 June 2022):
    1. A copy of your passport
    2. Original certified copies of your diploma and list of grades (including sworn translations of these documents, if they are not in English, German or French)*
    3. Proof of English language proficiency. For more information see
    Admission requirements.**

    *In case you have not graduated yet, please inform us when you will receive your diploma.
    **In case you do not have this proof yet, please inform us when you expect to obtain it.

    Please send your documents to
    Fontys University of Applied Sciences
    MIRT ES programme
    to the attention of FPH
    P.O. Box 347 5600 AH Eindhoven
    The Netherlands

     

    More about Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy

    Experience what it's like to study at Fontys. Meet our students and lecturers at our Virtual open days (online) or 'Meet us on Campus' in the Netherlands.

    Online webinar Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy
    17 nov 2021 19:00 - 20:00
    46 spots available
    Sign up for a webinar about the programme MIRT! The teachers will tell you everything about the MIRT programma at Fontys University of Applied Sciences . About the profession as a medical imaging and radiotherapy expert (diagnostic and therapeutic radiographer) and the qualities needed to become a good professional. Attention is also paid to the skills and competencies that you as a professional are going to need after completing the study. They will tell you how you are going to learn this and gives you a picture of what the programme looks like. Of course there is plenty of opportunity to ask questions!
    Meet us on campus MIRT | Eindhoven
    27 nov 2021 10:00 - 16:00

    The situation and guidelines resulting from the corona pandemic are constantly changing, also for higher education. One thing we know for sure: in the new academic year we will have to observe the 1.5 metre distance rule in our buildings and on campus for the time being. We are adapting our education accordingly so that a good mix of face to face education on location and online education is created.
    We carefully consider which form of education is best suited to each course, each subject and even each component.

    In the factsheet you will find the most important programme information at a glance.

    Download the factsheet