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BP5502: NUCLEAR MEDICINE & POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

You will gain hands-on experience of a modern gamma camera during the practical. Departmental visits allow access to state-of-the-art imaging systems and radioisotope production facilities. Lectures are delivered by experienced clinical staff and leading academics. They reflect current best clinical practice and provide content around research methods and analysis techniques. This ensures the course remains current and reflects the full range of applications of the technique.  It provides an overview of career possibilities in medical imaging applications of radiation and provides a knowledge base to make informed choices around future careers or study.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor A Welch

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?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Covers the whole field of Nuclear Medicine, including PET. Starts with the physics of instrumentation from radiation detectors to gamma cameras, and PET images. Considers the use of this equipment in clinical practice and the measurement of performance for quality control. The interpretation of nuclear medicine images and their role in clinical practice is considered together with the application of data processing techniques.


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Field Course during University week29
  • 2 Lectures during University weeks 25 - 29, 31, 34
  • 1 Lecture during University week30
  • 4 Lectures during University week32
  • 3 Lectures during University week33
  • 1 Practical during University weeks 28 - 30, 29, 29 - 30, 30, 30, 31
  • 1 during University weeks 30, 31
  • 1 Workshop during University weeks 25 - 27, 29 - 31, 33 - 34

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Summative Assessments

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Assessment Type Summative Weighting 33
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Under normal circumstances all coursework is marked and returned to the students (with feedback) within two weeks of submission.

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