Edinburgh Imaging

Aims & learning outcomes

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

MSc Neuroimaging
Aims of our flexible, intermittent, part-time, online distance learning (OLDL) 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
Learning outcomes for students who complete the full Master's (MSc) programme:
  • describe imaging theory, techniques, analysis & applications
  • discuss how imaging is used to investigate both normal & abnormal processes & functions (clinically and in research)
  • design methodologically sound & practical research which uses neuroimaging
  • analyse results & use statistics relevant to & derived from neuroimaging
  • integrate health & safety regulations, & legislation, into the planning & execution of research which uses neuroimaging
  • envision the translation from basic neuroimaging research to the clinical arena
  • critically appraise existing research which uses neuroimaging, demonstrating awareness of reproducibility, reliability of techniques, & sources of bias, both in research & clinically
  • be innovative in the discussion & presentation of work to peers
  • formulate suitable grant & research proposals which incorporate neuroimaging
  • initiate & execute research autonomously
  • produce publishable research summaries
  • demonstrate good practice in research communication & collaboration, including modern online methods
  • engage with new developments building upon your neuroimaging knowledge



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