Edinburgh Imaging

Aims & learning outcomes

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

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 and designing skills, incorporating neuroimaging
  • to enable interpretation and 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 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 which 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 which 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


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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