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Course Overview

The wide range of related subjects covered, including basic Magnetic Resonance Imaging theory, practical applications and hands on experience, gives you a broad understanding of Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

You will be in the advantageous position of learning in an environment that was pivotal in the early development of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and continues to contribute to its development.

The lecturers will be academics who are leading researchers, to ensure the course content is rooted in today’s best practice and science.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Foresterhill Sustained Study No
  • Dr Gordon Waiter

Qualification Prerequisites


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

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

Basic physics of NMR, relaxation phenomena, relaxation time measurement, contrast manipulation.

Advanced MRI methods including fast imaging, chemical shift imaging, diffusion imaging, functional MRI.

Flow imaging, MR angiography, cardiac gated imaging.

Hardware for MRI. Radiofrequency coils, surface coils.

Quality control, safety, installation, use of an MR imager in the clinical environment.

In vivo NMR spectroscopy.

Advanced MRI techniques.

Further Information & Notes

Restricted to students taking one of the two BMP PgT programmes.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MSc Medical Imaging
  • MSc Medical Physics

Contact Teaching Time

59 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


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Summative Assessments

1 one-hour written examination (66.67%); continuous assessment (33.33%).

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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