BITT Challenge

Bio-Tech-Med Nutrition Interdisciplinary Team Training

Besides tackling their disease, patients and experts experience other disease-related challenges. They face challenges that can be technical, medical, nutritional, or a combination of all. In order to tackle these challenges, we place the patient in the middle.   

Together students from the medical research master SUMMA, master programmes of Biomedical sciences (UU), master programmes of the TU Eindhoven, and master programmes of Nutrition and Health (WUR), work in groups of 4-5 students to find solutions to tackle the challenge patients face. Combining the competencies from different students will create high potential patient centered solutions.  
This course aims to develop interdisciplinary competences by cross-boundary (research) collaboration between students with a medical, biomedical, nutritional and engineering background.  

Practical information

  • This challenge runs from February 2022 until June 2022
  • The study load consists of 2,5 or 5 ECTS (extra assignment)
  • The course is in English
  • Depending on the Covid-19 restrictions at that time, there are three plenary days, whether or not at different locations (TU/e, WUR and UMC Utrecht). In addition, there are 20 hours of group work and 44 hours of self-study

Teaching methods 

You will participate in interdisciplinary teamwork. Together with your team, you present the final outcome with a poster presentation. In addition, you will work on your learning objective and write a reflection paper about this. Please note: this course is not taught within the university system, you need to plan it yourself.


The deadline for registration is 9 January 2022
You can register via Osiris

Need more information? Please contact:

TU/e: Jorge A. Uquillas Paredes,  
WUR: Anneke Berendts, 
UU and UMC Utrecht: Roos de Jonge,