Draft - Biomedical image acquisition I

University of Kent
Convenor: Iain Morrison (EKHT)
Team Members: Andrew Kettle (EKHT), Ray Newsam (Biosciences)

1. The title of the module

Biomedical image acquisition (I)

2. The Department which will be responsible for management of the module

Kent Institute of Medicine and Health Sciences

3. The start date of the module
Sept. 2006

4. The number of students expected to take the module

5. Modules to be withdrawn on the introduction of this proposed module and consultation with other
relevant Departments and Faculties regarding the withdrawal


6. The Level of the module (e.g. Certificate[C], Intermediate[I], Honours[H], or Postgraduate[M])

Postgraduate [M]

7. The number of credits the module represents

10 (5 ECTs)

8. Which term(s) the module is to be taught in (or other teaching pattern)

Autumn term

9. Pre-requisite and co-requisite modules

No prior imaging knowledge is required but students must already hold a good Honours degree (or equivalent) in
order to have the intellectual skills necessary for assimilating many new technical details at a rapid pace.

10. The programme of study to which the module contributes

MSc in Biomedical Imaging

11. The intended subject specific learning outcomes and, as appropriate, their relationship to programme
learning outcomes

At the end of the module, it is expected that students will:
a. Be familiar with the fundamental concepts of physics of selected imaging modalities (A1, A2, C1)
b. Appreciate the link between the clinical and bioscience knowledge, and biomedical imaging in practice. (A1,
A3, C7)
c. Demonstrate a deep understanding of issues related to the application of biomedical imaging systems in
practice. (A1, B1, B5, C1)
d. Have knowledge and understanding of key technical issues and terminology important to clinicians and
bioscientists. (A5, C8, D2)

KIMHS, University of Kent

SPECT. Smith.. their relationship to programme learning outcomes. transportation for two visits (hospital and industry). and how these relate to achievement of the intended learning outcomes. Learning outcomes (a-d) will be assessed by examination (50%) Learning outcomes (a-h) will be assessed based on the case study report and presentation (50%) 17. one hour example class in Biosciences microscopy lab. “Medical Image Analysis”. 14. Kirk Shung. CT. (D4. Cho. including staff. London. Inc. 1993. On successful completion of the module students will: e. Wiley. visit to industry and medical imaging sites. A synopsis of the curriculum The aim of this course is to introduce different biomedical imaging modalities and their broad applications in medicine and biology. ultrasonography. Implications for learning resources. initially from biomedical prospective (why do we need imaging?). Benjamin Tsui. minimising intervention. as appropriate. It will also review the role of each imaging modality in radiology and medicine with reference to practical issues (How does a radiologist work? To what extent are computerised methods of analysis actually used in today’s medical practice?). including the nature and number of contact hours and the total study hours which will be expected of students. PET. and access to library and microscopy lab in Biosciences. D6) 13. Assessment methods and how these relate to testing achievement of the intended learning outcomes Course assessment tools include a report and presentation based on the case study. and light and electron microscopy) with reference to the physics and also the technological aspects of each imaging modality. Total contact hours: 24 hours (13 hours lecture. 1992. constraints in a clinical environment. New York. J. Recognise the importance of lifelong learning and continued professional development in biomedical imaging. University of Kent . MRI. Michael B. Principles of Medical Imaging. A report based on one or more imaging modalities. Singh. 1993. Document and present a report in professional manner. Foundations of Medical Imaging. and a final exam. validation. and case study. 2003. KIMHS. There will be an introduction to biomedical image acquisition systems (including x-ray. library. Demonstration and visits: Clinical and industrial visits and laboratory demonstrations. Wiley-IEEE Press.Biomedical image acquisition I 12. Communicate with other professionals using appropriate technical vocabulary. Prentice-Hall. and. mammography. Learning and teaching methods include lectures. 4 hours case study and 7 hours visit) Total learning hours for students: 100 hours 16. Academic Press. Indicative Reading List  Dhawan. ISBN: 0-471-45131-2  Hours K. A. (D2. 15. IT and space Resources required for this module include: subject tutors. Jones and M. Case studies and assignments: Case studies for each modality. Learning and Teaching Methods.  Z.P. New Jersey. types of information that can be revealed.  Albert Macowski. etc. Draft . Appreciate the importance of multidisciplinary working (A5.H. The intended generic learning outcomes. Medical Imaging Systems. safety. D2) f. C8) g. (D5) h.

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