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Postgraduate Course: Imaging in Medicine (IMED11006)

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
SummaryThis 10-credit course aims to ensure that the student will have a good understanding of the principles and practice of clinical radiology.
Course description Student will gain understanding about the physical properties and risk of x-rays, and discuss the benefits and disadvantages of the various modalities and techniques used in medical imaging. They will gain experience in the interpretation of clinical radiology images through the use of clinical case scenarios, focussing on conditions encountered in the acute and general medical setting.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 5, Online Activities 20, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 73 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 100 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Formal summative written assessment will constitute 100% of the students grade. This will take the form of an online MCQ exam.
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No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the principles and various techniques involved in imaging patients in a modern healthcare environment, and interpret x-ray images to diagnose the common conditions encountered in acute/ general medicine
  2. Appraise the physical principles of x-rays and the associated risks
  3. Evaluate the main imaging modalities used in modern healthcare and the limitations of each
  4. Interpret images from plain x-rays, CT scanning and MRI in order to diagnose some common clinical conditions encountered in the general medical setting
  5. Practise in a wide and often unpredictable variety of professional level contexts (working with clinicians/basic scientists/allied health professionals)
Reading List
Key articles will be referred to at relevant points during the course.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Within the work to be undertaken this course will provide participants with the opportunity to develop or further develop key graduate attributes:
In-depth knowledge of specialist discipline
Develop new understanding by exercising critical judgement and challenging knowledge
Be a self-directed learner
Solve problems effectively taking ethical, professional and environmental issues into account
Use information responsibly in a range of contexts
Collaborate with others, capitalising on their different thinking, experience and skills
Communicate (oral, written, online) effectively, respectful of social and cultural diversity
Application of numeracy
Application of IT
KeywordsRadiology,X-ray,Imaging,Radiation
Contacts
Course organiserProf Simon Maxwell
Tel: (0131) 537 2506
Email: S.Maxwell@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Krislyn McWilliams-Biles
Tel: (0131 5)37 2506
Email: kmcwill3@exseed.ed.ac.uk
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