Neuroimaging for Research (Online Learning)

To disseminate neuroimaging knowledge, skills and understanding, in order to enable effective and efficient use of neuroimaging in research.

Aims of our flexible, intermittent, part-time, online learning (OL) programme:

  • to provide an understanding of research, which uses neuroimaging techniques
  • to develop research planning & designing skills, incorporating neuroimaging
  • to enable interpretation & analysis of relevant neuroimaging data
  • to relate neuroimaging research to clinical applications

Awards: MSc, PgDip (ICL), PgCert (ICL), PgProfDev

Study modes: Part-time Intermittent Study, Part-time

Online learning

Programme website: Neuroimaging for Research (Online Learning)

You may choose to study to Certificate, Diploma or Masters level.

You may take up to 30 credits per semester, 60 credits per year.

Postgraduate Professional Development (PPD)

Aimed at working professionals who want to advance their knowledge through a postgraduate-level course(s), without the time or financial commitment of a full Masters, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate.

You may take a maximum of 50 credits worth of courses over two years through our PPD scheme. We offer online credit-bearing courses which run for 11 weeks at a time. These lead to a University of Edinburgh postgraduate award of academic credit. Alternatively, after one year of taking courses you can choose to transfer your credits and continue on to studying towards a higher award on a Masters, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate programme.

Although PPD courses have various start dates throughout a year you may only start a Masters, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate programme in the month of September. Any time spent studying PPD will be deducted from the amount of time you will have left to complete a Masters, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate programme.

Please note that individual elective courses will only run if there is a minimum of 3 students taking the course.

Find out more about compulsory and optional courses

We link to the latest information available. Please note that this may be for a previous academic year and should be considered indicative.

Award Title Duration Study mode
MSc Up to 6 Years Part-time Intermittent Study Programme structure 2020/21
PgDip (ICL) Up to 4 Years Part-time Intermittent Study Programme structure 2020/21
PgCert (ICL) Up to 2 Years Part-time Intermittent Study Programme structure 2020/21

Learning outcomes

  • Describe imaging theory, techniques, analysis and applications.
  • Discuss how imaging is used to investigate both normal and abnormal processes and functions (clinically and in research).
  • Design methodologically sound and practical research that uses neuroimaging.
  • Analyse results and use statistics relevant to and derived from neuroimaging.
  • Integrate health and safety regulations, and legislation, into the planning and execution of research which uses neuroimaging.
  • Envision the translation from basic neuroimaging research to the clinical arena.
  • Critically appraise existing research that uses neuroimaging, demonstrating awareness of reproducibility, reliability of techniques, and sources of bias, both in research and clinically.
  • Be innovative in the discussion and presentation of work to peers.
  • Formulate suitable grant and research proposals which incorporate neuroimaging.
  • Initiate and execute research autonomously.
  • Produce publishable research summaries.
  • Demonstrate good practice in research communication and collaboration, including modern online methods.
  • Engage with new developments building upon your neuroimaging knowledge.

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Radiology, Radiography, Radiotherapy, Nursing, Biological Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Pharmacology, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Image Analysis, Image Processing, Computer Science, Informatics, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Psychiatry, Psychology, Stroke Medicine, Geriatrics / Medicine of the Elderly or Neurosciences.

We may also consider your application if you have a minimum of 3 years’ work experience in a related scientific area, e.g. in hospital or research laboratories. Please contact the programme team to check before you apply.


 

Course Website  
( https://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/postgraduate/degrees/index.php?r=site/view&edition=2021&id=234 )

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