Team Challenge

Course code: bmb502317
Course coordinators: dr. Koen Vincken (UMC Utrecht) and dr. Mitko Veta (TUe)
Credits: 5 EC

Lecturers: Tom Schlösser, Mitko Veta & Koen Vincken

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 mixed teams composed of students from Utrecht and Eindhoven. Over the course period, the 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


Please check the registration procedure for the enrollment deadlines. First year Medical Imaging students will be automatically registered upon entering the Master’s programme; TU/Eindhoven students register via Canvas.

Communication: the Microsoft Teams environment for this course 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.