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Postgraduate Course: Neuroimaging: Common image processing techniques 2 (NEME11042)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Clinical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeOnline Distance Learning AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
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.
Course description The course consists of the following modules:
DWI basic quantification
Introducing Tractography
MR perfusion imaging
Retinal image analysis
Registration techniques
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)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations 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) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( 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 34 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 0 %
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.
Feedback 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
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Outline various methods of image processing relevant to brain imaging.
  2. Compare and contrast related image processing techniques.
  3. Review, summarise and critically evaluate a prescribed published article for the purposes of conducting a journal club.
  4. 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 List
Reading lists are hosted in Talis Aspire resource lists.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
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Course organiserProf Andrew Farrall
Tel: (0131) 537 3910
Course secretaryDr Charilaos Alexakis
Tel: 0131 537 3125
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