Please note: there may be some adjustments to the teaching arrangements published in the course catalogue for 2020-21. Given current circumstances related to the Covid-19 pandemic it is anticipated that some usual arrangements for teaching on campus will be modified to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and staff on campus; further adjustments may also be necessary, or beneficial, during the course of the academic year as national requirements relating to management of the pandemic are revised.

Advanced Imaging and Therapy M ENG5285

  • Academic Session: 2022-23
  • School: School of Engineering
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

The course will explore the applications of imaging to real life medical challenges and explore in-depth recent advances made in imaging physics.


2 lectures per week

Requirements of Entry

Mandatory Entry Requirements


Recommended Entry Requirements

Computer Aided Drawing (for coursework element)

Excluded Courses

ENG 4096 Medical Imaging and Therapy 5




70% Written Examination

30% Report

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

The aims of this course are to:

■ explore in-depth real life clinical applications of imaging;

■ explain the importance, capabilities and limitations of imaging in diagnostics, treatment planning and monitoring and surgical intervention;

■ describe recent and emerging developments in imaging physics.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ demonstrate knowledge of a range of advanced medical imaging techniques, evaluate when they should be applied, and their relevance in the planning and execution of therapy;

■ explain the physical principles relevant to a range of advanced medical imaging and therapy techniques;

■ evaluate the utility of various advanced imaging techniques for the purposes of diagnosis, treatment planning and monitoring and surgical intervention;

■ describe how the integration of more than one imaging techniques may be accomplished and used in treatment planning;

■ apply the ideas and techniques developed in the lectures to solve problems of imaging co-registration.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must attend the degree examination and submit at least 75% by weight of the other components of the course's summative assessment.


Students must attend the timetabled laboratory classes.


Students should attend at least 75% of the timetabled classes of the course.


Note that these are minimum requirements: good students will achieve far higher participation/submission rates.  Any student who misses an assessment or a significant number of classes because of illness or other good cause should report this by completing a MyCampus absence report.