Postgraduate Course: Neuroimaging: Common image processing techniques 2 (NEME11042)
|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||(Only available to students of the Data Science, Technology and Innovation (DSTI) online distance learning programme)
This course covers generally applicable image processing techniques in Neuroimaging, including DWI basic quantification, Tractography, MR perfusion imaging, Retinal image analysis, Registration techniques, Voxel based analysis, and Image segmentation.
The course consists of the following modules:
DWI basic quantification
MR perfusion imaging
Retinal image analysis
Voxel based analysis
Image segmentation and thresholding
The in-course assessment activity consists of a journal club implemented in discussion boards. Formative multiple choice-type questions accompany most of the modules.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Only available to students of the Data Science, Technology and Innovation (DSTI) online distance learning programme
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 20,
Online Activities 20,
Formative Assessment Hours 2,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Revision Session Hours 20,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Assessment consists of continuous, in-course assessments and a final assessment. In-course assessment is composed of a mixture of formative multiple choice-type questions and a journal club which is summatively assessed. These are delivered in time with individual modules making up the course. Final assessment includes a combination of summative multiple choice-type questions and short essays and takes place at the end of the course period.
A number of bespoke technologies and the University's online assessment tool QuestionMark Perception are used to deliver the more interactive and visually driven elements of assessment.
The principle of constructive alignment underpins all assessments. This ensures the assessment tasks are aligned with the specific course objectives.
||Students are given feedback throughout the course through discussion boards monitored by various content tutors.
Journal club posts receive feedback by peers as the discussions evolve and instructor feedback upon completion of the activity.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Outline various methods of image processing relevant to brain imaging.
- Compare and contrast related image processing techniques.
- Review, summarise and critically evaluate a prescribed published article for the purposes of conducting a journal club.
- Lead a journal club and maintain discussion around the prescribed paper. Upon its completion, summarise the journal club interactions and undertake a final evaluation of the paper.
|Reading lists are hosted in Talis Aspire resource lists.|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Andrew Farrall
Tel: (0131) 537 3910
|Course secretary||Dr Charilaos Alexakis
Tel: 0131 537 3125