Edinburgh Imaging

Aims & learning outcomes

To disseminate imaging knowledge, skills & understanding, in order to enable effective & efficient imaging, in research, clinically & in industry.

Imaging MSc

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

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

Learning outcomes for students who complete the full Master's (MSc) programme:

  • Describe the full range of imaging theory, techniques, analysis & applications
  • Discuss how imaging is used to investigate both normal & abnormal processes & functions (clinically & in research)
  • Feel confident to undertake well designed, methodologically sound & practical research using imaging
  • Create a study design methodology
  • Analyse results & use statistics as applied to imaging studies
  • Be aware of health & safety regulations & legislation related to imaging
  • Translate from basic imaging research to the clinical arena
  • Be empowered to take a critical view of existing research particularly with an awareness of reproducibility & reliability of techniques, sources of bias in research & clinically
  • Demonstrate innovation before discussing & presenting their work to their peers
  • Development of skills in grant & research proposal formulation
  • Develop the tools to initiate & execute research autonomously & produce publishable research summaries
  • Develop good practice in communication & collaboration using modern online communication tools
  • Acquire imaging knowledge to engage with new developments


FAQ: Will I be a qualified radiologist after taking this training?

  • NO

    • This is a postgraduate degree leading to a MSc / Diploma / Certificate.
    • This is not a substitute for specialist medical or surgical training, but may enhance or supplement such training.
    • For training to become a radiologist, contact the Royal College of Radiologists.
    • Our courses & programmes are:
      • Often completed by trainees & qualified radiologists wishing to expand their imaging knowledge & analysis skills.
      • Suitable for radiology & medical / surgical Continuing Professional Development (CPD) / Continuing Medical Education (CME) points & portfolios.



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