Education & training

Medical Image Analysis and Computer Aided Diagnosis (CAD) systems, in close development with novel imaging techniques, have revolutionised healthcare in recent years. Those developments have allowed doctors to achieve a much more accurate diagnosis, at an early stage, of the most important diseases. Technology behind the development of CAD systems stems from various research areas in computer science such as: artificial intelligence, machine learning, pattern recognition, computer vision, image processing and sensors and acquisition.
There is a clear lack of MSc studies which cover the previously mentioned areas with a specific application to the analysis of medical images and development of CAD systems within an integrated medical imaging background. Moreover, the medical technology industry has detected a growing need of expert graduates in this field.

Has been actively involved in organising the European official Master in Vision and Robotics (VIBOT) since 2006. This master is taught jointly by three universities: the University of Bourgogne (France), the University of Girona (Spain) and Heriot-Watt University (UK).

This Master Program responds to current needs for quality control and automated processing in industry. The two main areas of study are computer vision and robotics.
This is a two-year Master Program divided into four semesters, beginning with an induction week at the University of Bourgogne and ending in July of the second year, when students return to the University of Girona for the oral defence of their thesis.

PhD studies in Technology


The main objective of the PhD program studies in Technology is the formation of the students in developing an original research project, or PhD thesis, in various fields of technology, experimental and theoretical, which will give the right to obtain the PhD degree.