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Postgraduate Course: Imaging in Medicine (IMED11006)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Clinical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeOnline Distance Learning AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course will focus on gaining a solid grounding in clinical radiology that is relevant to everyday medical practice with a focus on evaluating the merits of different imaging modalities and using advanced interpretation techniques in plain films and cross sectional imaging.
Course description The course will introduce key concepts while developing a deeper understanding of more advanced topics within the discipline. The course will explore the role of imaging in other disciplines (neurology, gastroenterology, respiratory medicine and oncology), while gaining knowledge of key topics such as plain film interpretation and a deeper understanding of more complex topics such as the role of cross-sectional imaging such using CT and MRI, principles of ultrasound, PET imaging and radio-isotope imaging.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Course Start Date
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 5, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 93 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework 100%
The assessment is coursework: online MCQ
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the principles and techniques of imaging in the modern healthcare environment.
  2. Be able to critically appraise the relative advantages and disadvantages of imaging modalities and the limitations of imaging and apply this to medical practise.
  3. Recognise key imaging features on chest radiography and identify emergent findings on abdominal radiography.
  4. Recognise key features in acute stroke imaging and use an advanced approach to interpreting emergency neuro-imaging and make clinical decisions.
  5. Recognise key features in acute stroke imaging and use an advanced approach to interpreting emergency neuro-imaging and make clinical decisions.
Reading List
Key articles will be referred to at relevant points during the course.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Within the work to be undertaken this course will provide participants with the opportunity to develop or further develop key graduate attributes:
1. In-depth knowledge of specialist discipline
2. Develop new understanding by exercising critical judgement and challenging knowledge
3. Be a self-directed learner
4. Solve problems effectively taking ethical, professional and environmental issues into account
5. Use information responsibly in a range of contexts
6. Collaborate with others, capitalising on their different thinking, experience and skills
7. Communicate (oral, written, online) effectively, respectful of social and cultural diversity
8. Application of numeracy
9. Application of IT
KeywordsRadiology,X-ray,Imaging,Radiation,Internal Medicine
Course organiserDr Frances Parry
Tel: (0131 5)37 1822
Course secretaryMiss Shu Yang
Tel: 0131 537 2503
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