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Postgraduate Course: Theoretical PET-MR Student-Led, Individually-Created Course (SLICC) (NEME11059)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Clinical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeStudent-Led Individually Created Course AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis ten credit course will provide students with an opportunity to integrate the learning gained in the Theoretical PET-MR Radiography Postgraduate Certificate. Students will direct their own learning using the Student-Led Individually Created Course (SLICC) approach. They will plan, propose, carry out, reflect on and evaluate a piece of work from their own contexts. For radiographers taking this Certificate this may include their day to day work context.
The SLICC framework requires that students use the generic learning outcomes to articulate their learning in their own defined project, reflect frequently using a blog, and collect and curate evidence of their learning in an e-portfolio. They receive relevant formative feedback on their Reflective Learning Proposal and on a Midway Reflective Report. The latter is in the same format as the Final Reflective Report, which forms the summative assessment. The above work is carried out under the guidance of an academic tutor.
The course will encourage critical appraisal of students' own practical experiences, and allow them to reflect on their learning in the context of hybrid imaging and more specifically the combination of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Positron Emision Tomography modalities.
Course description This elective course is delivered online. Students not wishing to enrol on a SLICC will have the option of enrolling on a taught elective course bearing the same amount of credit.

Students are expected to spend around 100 hours in total on this SLICC. Planning the SLICC should commence once students have completed most of their core courses. Students will be allowed to enrol on the SLICC while taking other core courses in the same semester.

Ideally the chosen piece of work should link to their own contexts and/or employment. Students will be given an overview of what is expected well in advance. They will be provided with relevant support, materials and resources. Students define their own learning outcomes as a Proposal and by looking forward into their future professional/personal aims and career aspirations will examine the development of their attributes. Students will receive formative feedback on their reflective learning Proposal.

The SLICC framework requires that students reflect frequently using a blog, and collect and curate evidence of their learning in an e-portfolio. They will submit and receive formative feedback on a midway report. Their work is then incorporated into a final written self-reflective report which forms the summative assessment.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Course Start Date 15/01/2024
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 98 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Written Exam 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 % «br /»
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The in-course assessment break down is as follows:«br /»
- Interim Reflective Report (formatively assessed)«br /»
- 100% Final Reflective Report (summatively assessed)«br /»
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Additionally you will submit an agreed portfolio of outputs and a formative self-assessment:«br /»
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- E-portfolio of evidence - At the proposal approval stage for your SLICC, your tutor/advisor will discuss and agree with you what outputs and information need to be created, collated and submitted in your portfolio. This e-portfolio will support and provide evidence for your learning and development of skills throughout your SLICC. Your portfolio should be constructed throughout the duration of your learning experience, demonstrating evolution, iteration and progress over-time. It must include a regular reflective blog diary. It may contain other evidence, which may take many forms including photographs, documents, reports, feedback, video, podcasts, etc. «br /»
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- Formative Self-Assessment - An important component of your final submission, in addition to your ability to critically self-reflect on your experience, is to demonstrate your understanding of your achievements through graded self-assessment. In your self-assessment you are required to demonstrate the alignment of the grades given by you for each learning outcome to the justification for them, and where this is evidenced within your portfolio.«br /»
Feedback Students enrolled on this SLICC will receive feedback by the SLICC tutor on the following deliverables:
- Reflective Learning Proposal (to be submitted at the early phases of the SLICC; formative feedback will be provided)
- Interim Reflective Report (to be submitted midway in the SLICC in the same format as the Final Reflective Report; formative feedback will be provided)
- Final Reflective Report (summative feedback will be provided)
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Using the generic SLICC learning outcomes and reflective framework, students will define and articulate their own learning outcomes in the context of experiential learning within their own project. Their own learning outcomes will align with the SLICC learning outcomes and will mean that after completing this course, students will be able to:
  2. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the theoretical aspects of hybrid imaging techniques and any complexities, challenges, safety and other implications
  3. Apply relevant imaging approaches and modalities, to different settings in real world scenarios
  4. Use skills and attributes (academic, professional and/or personal) gained from the core courses delivered to engage effectively and critically with a range of issues and challenges in hybrid imaging
  5. Critically review, evaluate and reflect upon knowledge, skills and practices in theoretical hybrid imaging
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills During this course students will have to demonstrate the ability to work independently and integrate information gained from the core courses completed. Their knowledge and understanding of hybrid imaging will continue to develop during the course of the SLICC. They will also learn generic approaches/skills such as planning, time-keeping, critically analysing activities and evaluation skills. Since the course is delivered via distance learning, it will contribute to their IT, writing and communication skills. The pedagogicy approach will develop their capacity to reflect effectively and critically, and to articulate their learning.
KeywordsIntegration of knowledge,Hybrid Imaging,Nuclear Medicine,Radiopharmacy,MR,MRI,PET
Course organiserProf Andrew Farrall
Tel: (0131) 537 3910
Course secretaryDr Charilaos Alexakis
Tel: 0131 537 3125
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