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2010/1 Module Catalogue
Module Provider: Electronic Engineering Short Name: EEM.PSC
Level: M Module Co-ordinator: WELLS K Dr (Elec Eng)
Number of credits: 15 Number of ECTS credits: 7.5
Module Availability
Assessment Pattern

Coursework                                                      100%

Qualifying Condition(s)  
An aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass this module

Module Overview

This course provides Masters students studying the MSc in Medical imaging with a broad overview of quality assurance and research methods appropriate for clinical use. It also provides students with a practical introduction to the application and handling of Ionising Radiation. This is assessed via coursework, presentations and attendance at in-house workshops and external demonstrations and visits.





1. Formal report on one of the radiation physics experiments.



2. Hospital placement report



3. Research plan (from a prescribed list) including aspects of ethics, data protection and IP. 



4. Seminar Presentation.



5. Attendance at in-house workshops, external demonstrations and visits.



6. Radiation Physics laboratory report.
Module Aims
This module is aimed at preparing students for the QA requirements used in the NHS and the skills needed to undertake clinical-based research. It is also aimed at developing broader communication skills in terms of report writing and oral presentation methods.
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, the student will be able to demonstrate competencies in



QA requirements used in the NHS



Developing a research project, with knowledge of the particular requirements of working within a clinical setting.



Handling and detecting Ionising Radiation.
Module Content

Planning research



Intellectual Property                



Medical Ethics



Clinical Trials



Reporting research:   Presentation Skills



Computerised Healthcare Delivery Systems & Data Protection



Application of Ionising Radiation for diagnosis and treatment (RSCH visit)



QA & Treatment Planning Demonstration



Mammography and QA Demonstration





6 week radiation physics experimental programme
Methods of Teaching/Learning

The module is taught using a combination of Workshops, seminars, experimental work, private study, and the hospital placement*





*subject to availability
Selected Texts/Journals
Cryer, Pat, The Research Student’s Guide to Success, OU Press, 1996. ISBN 033519611X
Last Updated
30th July 2009