Edinburgh Imaging

Aims & learning outcomes

To disseminate imaging knowledge, skills and understanding, in order to enable effective and efficient imaging, in research, clinically and 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 and applications
  • to develop research planning and designing skills, incorporating imaging
  • to enable interpretation and 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 and applications
  • Discuss how imaging is used to investigate both normal and abnormal processes and functions (clinically and in research)
  • Feel confident to undertake well designed, methodologically sound and practical research using imaging
  • Create a study design methodology
  • Analyse results and use statistics as applied to imaging studies
  • Be aware of health and safety regulations and 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 and reliability of techniques, sources of bias in research and clinically
  • Demonstrate innovation before discussing and presenting their work to their peers
  • Development of skills in grant and research proposal formulation
  • Develop the tools to initiate and execute research autonomously and produce publishable research summaries
  • Develop good practice in communication and 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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