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Postgraduate Course: Neuroimaging: Practicalities (NEME11007)

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SchoolDeanery of Clinical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryAll 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 an operators have to have professional qualifications, but in others the rules are less strict. Students from a non-clinical background will not be aware of these important ponts. The aims of this 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, but particularly magnetic resonance, health and safety issues, the principals of ethics for neuroimaging research and good clinical practice.
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The programme aims to contribute to improved understanding of the use of neuroimaging in research by users from a wide range of different disciplines, including understanding the principals of study design to avoid bias, practicalities and limitations of different imaging techniques, and image analysis processes. This will improve the design, quality and interpretation of neuroimaging as used in research and help advance knowledge faster.

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Special Arrangements All courses will be delivered taught by distance learning, using WebCT as the delivery platform. Registered students are provided with a user name and password that allows them to access a protected course web site. The website houses a number of interactive tutorials that allow students to work with information in a self-paced manner to test their understanding of important concepts and principles. Online delivery will be supported through online discussions with peers and tutors. The website provides a variety of educational material and supports a range of approaches by the students to the material provided.
Study guides with lecture notes are available, either to be read on screen or printed by the students for private use. Selected readings from relevant journals and textbooks are also provided.

Additional Class Delivery Information Course will be delivered by distance learning, using WebCT as the delivery platform. Students will be expected to spend 15-20 hour a week studying, including accessing online materials and tests and participating in online discussions.
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Course organiserProf Andrew Farrall
Tel: (0131) 537 3910
Course secretaryDr Charilaos Alexakis
Tel: 0131 537 3125
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