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BP5010: INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER AND IMAGE PROCESSING (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


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 the philosophy of imaging.

Course Details

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

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

  • 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 physiological measurement.
  • To introduce students to the philosophy of imaging.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Computer Practical during University weeks 8, 8, 8, 9, 11, 15 - 16, 15 - 16, 15 - 16, 15 - 16
  • 3 Lectures during University weeks 7, 10, 12
  • 2 Lectures during University weeks 8 - 9, 16
  • 4 Lectures during University weeks 11, 13 - 15
  • 1 during University weeks 12, 13
  • 1 during University weeks 10, 11
  • 1 during University week12
  • 3 Tutorials during University week17

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Lab Report: Individual

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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralEvaluateAppraise security and legislative considerations relating to the electronic storage and transfer of clinical data such as images and patient records.
ReflectionCreateDemonstrate competence in the ability to use programming/modelling packages
ProceduralEvaluateRelate the concepts of spatial, temporal, and contrast resolution in medical imaging to outcomes for clinical reporting
ProceduralAnalyseAnalyse parameters that determine the nature and quality of a digital image, such as sampling theory, acquisition rates, and image display quality.
ProceduralEvaluateEvaluate outcomes of common manipulation techniques on medical images such as compression, translation, rotation, scaling, Fourier transform, averaging, and noise reduction.
ConceptualAnalyseDescribe the principles underpinning image registration, segmentation and fusion as applied to multi-modality imaging and image guided procedures.
ConceptualEvaluateDescribe the function of simple electronic circuits, and the origin and measurement of physiological signals, including the electrocardiogram.

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