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BP5010: INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER AND IMAGE PROCESSING (2021-2022)

Last modified: 27 Oct 2021 14:35


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 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)

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.

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 Seminar during University weeks 9 - 19, 9 - 19
  • 1 Tutorial during University week15

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Summative Assessments

Lab Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 17
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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualEvaluateDescribe the function of simple electronic circuits, and the origin and measurement of physiological signals, including the electrocardiogram.

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Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 66
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Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualEvaluateDescribe the function of simple electronic circuits, and the origin and measurement of physiological signals, including the electrocardiogram.
ProceduralAnalyseAnalyse parameters that determine the nature and quality of a digital image, such as sampling theory, acquisition rates, and image display quality.
ProceduralEvaluateRelate the concepts of spatial, temporal, and contrast resolution in medical imaging to outcomes for clinical reporting
ProceduralEvaluateAppraise security and legislative considerations relating to the electronic storage and transfer of clinical data such as images and patient records.
ProceduralEvaluateEvaluate outcomes of common manipulation techniques on medical images such as compression, translation, rotation, scaling, Fourier transform, averaging, and noise reduction.
ReflectionCreateDemonstrate competence in the ability to use programming/modelling packages

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

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

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