Team Challenge

Course description:

This course, which runs over three periods of the academic year, will pose a challenging medical imaging problem that will be addressed by teams composed of students from Utrecht and Eindhoven. Over the course period, teams will first perform a literature study, and subsequently work on a strategy for solving the problem at hand, using their knowledge in image acquisition physics and image analysis. At the end of the course, all teams will present their work.

This course is open only for students from the Master’s programme Medical Imaging or the Medical Imaging track of TU/Eindhoven.

Learning goals: upon completion of the course the student

  • is able to participate in a multidisciplinary research environment
  • has laid the basis for a network within the Medical Imaging community
  • can conduct a literature research, using scientific secure literature databases (e.g. PubMed)
  • can address a research question and develop a strategy to solve the problem at hand
  • can present and defend a research question in front of peers

Registration: Apply at least 2 weeks before the start of the course. University Utrecht students register via the study guide; TU/Eindhoven students register via Canvas.

Communication: be sure to join the Team Challenge Slack workspace, since that is the main channel of communication.


Rubric Writing Assignment: this rubric contains some criteria on how a writing assignment (such as the literature study for the Team Challenge) might be evaluated / assessed. You can use this rubric as a guideline during writing.

GSLS Writing assignment guide for students: this general writing assignment guide is of help for the literature study in the Team Challenge. Have a look at Chapters 1, 3, and 4. The layman summary is not needed for the Team Challenge.

Rubric Presentation: this rubric contains some criteria on how presentations might be evaluated / assessed. You can use this rubric as a guideline for your image acquisition and analysis presentations.

Peer review evaluation survey: the examiner will use the completed form as a guide to adapt the group grade to a personalized grade.