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BP5005: IMAGING IN MEDICINE (2018-2019)

Last modified: 20 Jun 2019 12:35

Course Overview

This course provides instruction in the basic physics and engineering principles of imaging techniques used in medicine. It also provides an overview of the range of applications of imaging techniques in the modern medical environment. The course covers Nuclear Medicine, Positron Emission Tomography, Radiodiagnosis (X-ray imaging), Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Ultrasound Imaging.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Foresterhill Sustained Study No
  • Dr Hugh Seton

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either MSc Medical Physics (Studied) or MSc Medical Imaging (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Lectures and practiclas covering: radiodiagnosis, nuclear medicine, positron emission tomography, magnetic resonanace imaging, ultrasound in medicine.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 5 - 6
  • 3 Lectures during University weeks 7 - 12, 15
  • 2 Lectures during University weeks 13, 17
  • 5 Lectures during University week14
  • 4 Lectures during University week16
  • 1 Practical during University week12
  • 5 Practicals during University week10
  • 3 Practicals during University week10
  • 2 Practicals during University week11
  • 1 Practical during University week13
  • 1 Support Tutorial during University week14

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

1 90 minute written examination (66.67%); continuous assessment (33.33%).

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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