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Postgraduate Course: Biomedical Imaging (BIME11074)

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SchoolDeanery of Biomedical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits80 ECTS Credits40
SummaryThe aim of the Biomedical Imaging Module is to provide broadly based and multidisciplinary training in biomedical imaging. The major themes will include background and introduction to the principles underlying the main types of imaging including technology, engineering and their application in clinical and research environments. The intention is to provide an integrated view of all imaging applications that relate to life-science research. The module is designed for the 1st semester and can be selected by any students. Particular emphasis will be given to interesting new areas of biomedical imaging relevant to current biomedical research
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2016/17, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 800 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20, Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 19, External Visit Hours 14, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1, Formative Assessment Hours 6, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 16, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 724 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) One 20 week maxi project write-up (maximum 10,000 words) = 100%
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. The course will provide participants with an introduction to the majority of biomedical imaging applications with emphasis on recent developments. It will cover imaging modalities ranging from nanoscale resolution (such as Atomic Force Microscopy) to whole body 3D acquisition (such as Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  2. Examples of imaging applications in clinical and research practice routine will be given. An appreciation of the image as a pool of quantifiable information is expected to be conveyed to the student
  3. The multidisciplinary, integrative and interactive nature of Biomedical Imaging will be highlighted and understanding of its relevance and impact to clinical and research sectors will be gained. The student will thus be equipped to engage in rapidly evolving research areas of Imaging. An important advantage is that the course will be relevant to clinicians and scientists who aim to engage in academic and industrial research
  4. The research project associated with this course will provide a significant amount of skills and expertise to the student. Key elements of the relevant software and hardware will be taught by the team of supervisors and the student will be encouraged to engage in creative research as well as complete the analysis of results and assemble a final report. This process is followed in every research project
  5. Through this project it is thus is intended to prepare the students for future research
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Course organiserDr Carmel Moran
Tel: 0131 242 6319
Course secretaryMiss Sara-Louise Tait
Tel: (0131 6)51 5997
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