Postgraduate Course: Imaging: Practicalities and safety (NEME11019)
|School||Deanery of Clinical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Course type||Online Distance Learning
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||All imaging techniques have advantages and disadvantages and all are potentially hazardous to the operator or individual being scanned unless operated correctly. In some cases, there are strict rules and regulations to be followed and operators have to have professional qualifications, but in others the rules are less strict. Students from a non-clinical background may not be aware of these important points.
The aims of this core course are to make sure that the student is thoroughly familiar with: the potential hazards, contraindications and safe operating practices for each type of imaging in both clinical and research environments, issues around clinical and research legislation including data protection, the principles of ethics for imaging research and good clinical practice, regulation of imaging environments and health & safety concerns (technique specific, as well as subject and operator focused issues).
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2016/17, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 20,
Online Activities 20,
Formative Assessment Hours 2,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Revision Session Hours 20,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Assessment will consist of continuous, in-course assessments and a final assessment. In-course assessment will be composed of a mixture of multiple choice-type questions, short essays, practical tasks, contributions to discussions and group learning activities - and will be delivered in time with individual modules making up the course. Final assessment will normally include a combination of multiple choice-type questions and short essays and it will take place at the end of the course period.
A number of bespoke technologies and the University's online assessment tool QuestionMark Perception will be used to deliver the more interactive and visually driven elements of assessment.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Summarise MR, Ultrasound and contrast agent safety considerations
- Identify good clinical practice, ethical and data protection issues relevant to imaging studies
- Apply knowledge gained from this course, to research proposal writing, a skill which researchers are encouraged to develop at an early stage in their training.
- Synthesise a document similar to a grant proposal, in which you justify selection of imaging techniques for a given disease process.
- Critically appraise grant proposals produced by their peers
|Readings are listed for each module within the Virtual Learning Environment with links to Talis Aspire resource lists and to University library holdings.|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||All courses to be delivered online by distance learning, using the institutional learning environment and other online tools (e.g. wiki, objective testing software), accessed by using the standard university EASE login.
|Keywords||Imaging,Imaging sciences,Light microscopy,Preclinical imaging,Clinical imaging,Radiology,Compu
|Course organiser||Prof Andrew Farrall
Tel: (0131) 537 3910
|Course secretary||Dr Charilaos Alexakis
Tel: 0131 537 3125
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