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PH4045   Data Processing for biomedical imaging and sensing

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: To be arranged

Medical imaging and sensing technology plays a major role in the way people are diagnosed and treated in hospitals. Exploring these technologies, the underlying physics and the data analysis behind them enhances their current use and allows for insight into their potential future development. This module will cover: the different types of medical imaging (such as MRI, CT, PET, ultrasound and optical imaging), the fundamental principles and physics behind these techniques, their uses and limitations in a clinical setting, and applicable data treatment and signal processing techniques, including how to program these.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass PH3080 or pass PH3082

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 5 hours of lecture/practicals (x11 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 55

Guided independent study hours: 95

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Exam = 60%, Coursework = 40%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 10%
Coursework: 30%

Re-assessment: Oral Re-assessment, capped at grade 7


Module coordinator: Dr M Mazilu
Module teaching staff: Dr M Mazilu, Dr P Cruickshank

Additional information from school

Please see also the information in the School's Handbook for Honours modules available via This link also gives access to timetables for the modules.