Edinburgh Imaging

Aims & learning outcomes

To disseminate medical image analysis knowledge, skills & understanding. Thus enabling effective & efficient medical image analysis use both clinically and commercially.

Image Analysis
Aims of our flexible, intermittent, part-time, online distance learning (ODL) programme:
  • To provide an understanding of medical image analysis theory, techniques, analysis & applications.
  • To develop research planning & designing skills, incorporating medical image analysis.
  • To enable interpretation & analysis of relevant medical image analysis data.
  • To relate medical image analysis research to clinical applications


Learning outcomes for students who complete the full Certificate (Cert) programme:
  • Demonstrate subject specific knowledge & understanding in theoretical & practical aspects of medical image analysis & processing.
  • Develop specialised skills & a critical understanding of advanced principles of image analysis & processing, using the MATLAB platform.
  • Gain critical insight into challenges underpinning image analysis, including image enhancement & compensating for artefacts.
  • Develop specialised skills to interpret medical images critically & to communicate the findings to a range of audiences.
  • Appraise various machine learning architectures & algorithms used in image segmentation, clustering & classification.


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