Postgraduate Course: Neuroimaging: Translational Imaging and Clinical Trials (NEME11038)
|Deanery of Clinical Sciences
|College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)
|SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Online Distance Learning
|Not available to visiting students
|This elective Course is for students with a specific interest in use of imaging in clinical trials and observational studies, in humans and experimental studies.
This course aims to Introduce Translational Imaging approaches in several emerging fields, covering the use of imaging as a biomarker or surrogate outcome measure in clinical trials in common neurological disorders such as stroke, psychosis, dementia, and multiple sclerosis (MS). Translating from human to animal imaging will also be covered, including implications of differences in anatomy and scanner field strengths as well as imaging techniques appropriate to stroke, ageing, MS, dementia. Management of the experimental imaging environment will also be covered.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, 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.
The principle of constructive alignment will underpin all assessments. This will ensure the assessment tasks are aligned with the specific course objectives.
|No Exam Information
| To build an understanding of Translational Imaging approaches in several emerging fields, covering the use of imaging as a biomarker or surrogate outcome measure in clinical trials in common neurological disorders such as stroke, psychosis, dementia, and multiple sclerosis (MS). Translating from human to animal imaging will be covered, including implications of differences in anatomy and scanner field strengths as well as imaging techniques appropriate to stroke, ageing, MS, dementia. Management of the experimental imaging environment will also be covered.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|All courses will be delivered taught by distance learning, using the institutional online learning environment and other online tools (e.g. wiki, objective testing software). These can be accessed by using the standard university EASE login.
|Neuroimaging, Translational Imaging, Radiology
|Prof Andrew Farrall
Tel: (0131) 537 3910
|Dr Charilaos Alexakis
Tel: 0131 537 3125