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Postgraduate Course: Imaging in Medicine (GMED11081)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Clinical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits10
Home subject areaGeneral Courses (Medicine) Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course aims to ensure that the candidate will have a good understanding of the principles and practice of clinical radiology. They will gain understanding about the physical properties and risk of x-rays, and discuss the benefits and disadvantages of the various modalities and techniques used in medical imaging. They will gain experience in the interpretation of clinical radiology images through the use of clinical case scenarios. This will focus on conditions encountered in the acute and general medical setting.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Full Year, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 16/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 15, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 5, Online Activities 50, Summative Assessment Hours 10, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 20 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 70 %, Coursework 30 %, Practical Exam 0 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
At the completion of the course the candidate should have an understanding of the principles and various techniques involved in imaging patients in a modern healthcare environment. They should be able to interpret x-ray images to diagnose the common conditions encountered in acute/ general medicine (using clinical case scenarios).

The student should:
┐ Understand how x-rays work, that physical principles and the risks
┐ Understand the main imaging modalities used in modern healthcare and the limitations of each.
Develop the skills to diagnose some common clinical conditions encountered in the general medical setting (through the interpretation of images from plain x-rays, CT scanning and MRI).
Assessment Information
Formal summative written assessment will constitute 70% of the student┐s grade. This will take the form of an online MCQ exam.
Online assessment (participation in discussion boards, group work or short written assignments) will constitute the other 30% of their overall course grade and is taken to represent a formative assessment of their learning throughout the module.
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsRadiology, X-ray, Imaging, Radiation
Contacts
Course organiserDr Colin Barrie
Tel: 0131 242 9402
Email: C.Barrie@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Angela Rankeillor
Tel: 0131 242 6536
Email: angela.rankeillor@ed.ac.uk
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