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Last modified: 28 Oct 2021 09:30

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 Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Gordon Waiter

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

  • Either MSc Medical Physics or MSc Medical Imaging
  • 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.

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 Tutorial during University weeks 26 - 35

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Practical report 16.7%

Presentation 16.7%

Exam  67%

Alternative Resit Arrangements for students taking course in Academic Year 2020/21

Written exam (online)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILOs for this course may be found in the course guide

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