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Undergraduate Course: Neuroimaging (BIME10009)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Biomedical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryNeuroimaging is burgeoning due to neurological, neurosurgical and neuropsychological advances, which require increasingly sophisticated imaging techniques. As well, the technology which allows the neural axis to be imaged is rapidly advancing, as are post-processing and image analysis techniques. The scope of neuroimaging applications range from laboratory-type research, through translational medicine, clinical application, physics and engineering, mathematics and statistics, as well as informatics and computing sciences. This course will introduce students to cutting edge neuroimaging basic sciences, techniques, applications in research and clinical situations, neuroanatomy, safety issues and practical applications.
Course description Neuroimaging has already run a 10 credit elective course for the programme, using materials derived from its 180 credit, 3 year part time MSc programme. We propose elaborating on the 10 credit elective materials by drawing on more materials from the existing MSc. See www.neuroimage.ed.ac.uk for details of the content which will support the 20 credit elective.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Online Activities 40, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 156 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) In course MCQs 10%
In course assignment 40%
End of elective assessment 50%
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)Neuroimaging1:30
Learning Outcomes
Describe neuroimaging techniques (e.g. CT, MRI, PET, SPECT), including the basic underlying physics principles, benefits and drawbacks of each technique, and applications clinically and in research.
Discuss selected neuro research topics / diseases (e.g. neurosurgery, stroke, neuropsychology, ageing, dementia) with a focus on how neuroimaging is used to investigate and study these topics.
List safety issues and the practicalities of scanning subjects / patients for each neuroimaging technique.
Relate the safety issues and practicalities to scanning in the research and clinical environments, as well as to specific topics / diseases under investigation.
Identify and locate important neuroanatomy on neuroimaging.
Relate abnormalities on neuroimaging to anatomy to effects on function.
Demonstrate effective literature review, synopsis, dissemination of knowledge of neuroimaging, through independent work and group activity.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements Classes will be delivered online via the University of Edinburgh LEARN platform.
KeywordsNeuroimaging, Radiology, X-rays, Computed Tomography, CT, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, MRI, Functiona
Contacts
Course organiserDr Andrew Farrall
Tel: (0131) 537 3910
Email: andrew.farrall@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Lisa Ketchion
Tel: (0131 6)51 1629
Email: Lisa.Ketchion@ed.ac.uk
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