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BP5009: COMPUTING AND ELECTRONICS IN MEDICINE (2018-2019)

Last modified: 20 Jun 2019 12:35


Course Overview

This course provides an introduction to computing and information technology as applied to medical physics and medical imaging, including an introduction to medical image processing techniques. Hands-on learning is provided to build confidence with computer software. The course also covers basic concepts of analogue and digital electronics and their application in a clinical setting.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Foresterhill Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Mr George Cameron

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Aims:

  • To introduce students to the applications of computing in a clinical context.
  • To develop knowledge and skills in basic data management and medical image processing.
  • To provide familiarity with standard data formats, networking and security in medicine.
  • To introduce legal and safety aspects of information management in medicine.
  • To introduce the principles of computer programming in a practical environment.
  • To introduce techniques used in clinical electronics and physiological measurement.

Image and Signal Processing: sampled data and the Fourier Transform; image processing techniques; image registration; image display characteristics.

Software, Networking and Communications: PACS, DICOM and image data exchange; operating systems, networking and security; software development and software lifecycle.

Legal and Safety Aspects: computing and software safety issues; information governance; data protection legislation.

Computer Usage: Hands-on instruction and basic usage of MATLAB and standard image processing applications.

Software Development / Programming: interactive instruction in the basic concepts of computer programming, using the MATLAB language and programming environment.

Electronics: electronics for physiological measurement; clinical applications.


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers


Summative Assessments

1st attempt: 1 90 minute written examination (66.67%), Coursework (33.33%)

 
Resit: 1 x 90 minute written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

Assignments will be marked within two weeks of submission and appropriate feedback given.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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