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Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (MIRT)

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

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Do you have a passion for the technical professions in healthcare? Do you like to interact with other people? Do you have good communication skills? Then Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy may be the course for you. In this 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 in order 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 treatments 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 these effects. Get to know

Why the MIRT programme at Fontys?

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

What are you going to learn?

You will learn to use medical equipment to prepare, perform and process imaging studies and treatments. You are a link between technology, safety and patient care. You will learn how the human body works, which examinations go with which disease, which equipment is needed and how this equipment works. You learn:
- All about radiation and radioactivity and how to protect yourself against it
- Working with advanced equipment for medical imaging
- Combination of theory and practice: learning by doing

Due to the technical nature of the course, it’s important that you’re sufficiently proficient in advanced mathematics and physics (see Requirements). 

 
 

What does your week look like?

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

 

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 FCE-C (from 169)

* 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 may be exempted from submitting the language proficiency test results:

  • Applicants with a Dutch MBO-diploma level 4 / HAVO diploma / VWO diploma (diplomas from Aruba, Curacao or Bonaire are not eligible for an exemption).
  • Applicants who have passed one of the secondary education exams (including English as part of the curriculum) as mentioned in the diploma list on the website of the code of conduct.
  • Applicants whose prior education was English-taught and who obtained a diploma in one of the following countries: Saint Martin, United Kingdom, United States of America, Australia, New-Zealand, Ireland and Canada (English speaking part only).
  • Applicants with an International Baccalaureate Diploma.
  • Applicants with a British General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) and General Certificate of Education (GCE).

All other applicants need to submit a proof of English proficiency by means of one of the mentioned certificates.

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 FCE-C (from 169)

* 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 may be exempted from submitting the language proficiency test results:

  • Applicants with a Dutch MBO-diploma level 4/ HAVO diploma / VWO diploma
  • Applicants who have passed one of the secondary education exams (including English as part of the curriculum) as mentioned in the diploma list on the website of the code of conduct
  • Applicants whose prior education was English-taught and who obtained a diploma in one of the following countries: Saint Martin, United Kingdom, United States of America, Australia, New-Zealand, Ireland and Canada (English speaking part only).
  • Applicants with an International Baccalaureate Diploma.
  • Applicants with a British General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) and General Certificate of Education (GCE).

All other applicants need to submit a proof of English proficiency by means of one of the mentioned certificates.

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 Physics is recommended and knowledge of Mathematics is required 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, list of grades and the level of Mathematics of your previous education will be evaluated to determine if you are admissible.

Costs

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Statutory tuition fees and institutional tuition fees

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


Different types of tuition fees and Exemption Regulations

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. 

    Dutch Immigration Service (IND) requires non-EEA students to proof they have access to € 11,200 per year (€ 5.600 per semester)

    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. 

    Before starting your study at Fontys, you must find suitable housing. Unfortunately, it is not easy for international students to find accommodation in the Netherlands due to the housing crisis. Start your accommodation search early. Please be aware that finding a place to live is your own responsibility. However, we are happy to assist in any way we can.

    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.

     

    Career opportunities

    The MIRT programme at Fontys University of 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.

     

    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. You can apply for academic year 2023-2024 as from October 1st.

    The application process may differ for EU and Non-EU students, please read below what applies to you.

    Application deadlines

    September intake
    If you apply for accommodation through Fontys* 15 June
    If you arrange accommodation yourself 1 August

    * Unfortunately Fontys can only guarantee housing for a limited number of students.Therefore, we strongly recommend that you keep on trying to find a room yourself. Keep us informed if you have found your own accommodation. Please be aware that finding a place to live is your own responsibility.

    Application deadlines

    September intake
    International students who need to apply for a residence permit 1 June
    International students holding a valid residence permit 1 August

    Unfortunately Fontys can only guarantee housing for a limited number of students.Therefore, we strongly recommend that you keep on trying to find a room yourself. Keep us informed if you have found your own accommodation. Please be aware that finding a place to live is your own responsibility.

    Online application - Studielink

    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 (September 2023).
    • Add your previous education and answer the supplementary questions.
    Educational institution Fontys Hogescholen
    Location of educational institution Eindhoven
    Programme MIRT ES programme

    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. The full name of the programme in Studielink is Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (MIRT). You must choose 1 September 2023 as start date of the programme.

    Application procedure step 2

    Secondly, after registering via Studielink, we wish to receive the following documents:

    1. A copy of your valid passport (pdf files only)
    2. A copy of your diploma and list of grades (pdf files only)
    3. If applicable: proof of English language proficiency (pdf files only)

    You can upload these files, after you have registered in Studielink, through this link

    In case you have not graduated yet, please inform us when you will receive your diploma and send us your certified grade lists with the grades which you received up until now/your predicted grades (pdf files only) to physiotherapyandmirt@fontys.nl.

    Application deadlines:
    1 June 2023 for non-EU students
    1 August 2023 for EU students

    In some cases it is possible to do an enrolment application after the deadline has passed, but we can't guarantee anymore to do the diploma evaluation on time (or apply for a residence permit in case you are a non-EU student). Please always contact physiotherapyandmirt@fontys.nl first if you want to apply when the deadline has passed.

    For more information see 'Requirements'.

    Application procedure step 3

    Thirdly, we wish to receive the following documents by regular post:
    Original certified hard copies of your diploma and list of grades (including sworn translations of these documents, if they are not in English, German or French).
    An original certified hard copy is a copy of your diploma and list of grades with a stamp and signature on it. Please send us the 
    original certified hard copy and not a copy or scan of the certified hard copy.

    Please send your documents to:

    Fontys University of Applied Sciences - Physiotherapy/MIRT ES programme
    To the attention of FPH
    P.O. Box 347
    5600 AH Eindhoven
    The Netherlands

    If your postal service provider doesn't ship to P.O. boxes, you can use the address below:

    Fontys University of Applied Sciences - Physiotherapy/MIRT ES programme
    To the attention of FPH
    Ds. Th. Fliednerstraat 2
    5631 BN Eindhoven
    The Netherlands

    Student accommodation

    If you want to be eligible for student accommodation, please make sure your file is complete by June 15th.You have to be fully enrolled before June 15th to be eligible for accommodation, which means:

    • your final diploma and list of grades is evaluated and you are admissible with your diploma (when you receive your diploma after June 15th, unfortunately you are not eiligble for student accommodation through Fontys);
    • if applicable, you have handed in your English language proficiency certificate;
    • for EU-students (or non-EU students with a Dutch residence permit): you have digitally authorized your payment details in Studielink;
    • for Non-EU students who apply for a student visa: you have paid the tuition fee and visa costs.

    For more information on student accommodation and how to apply for student accommodation, please visit this site.

    Available student housing is limited. Please be aware that finding a place to live is your own responsibility. If you are unable to secure suitable accommodation by the beginning of the academic year, we strongly advise you not to come to the Netherlands.

     

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    Eindhoven, the Netherlands

    Ds. Th. Fliednerstraat 2
    5631 BN Eindhoven
    +31885077011
    physiotherapyandmirt@fontys.nl
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