Programming Skills for the Clinical Scientist MED5299
- Academic Session: 2021-22
- School: School of Medicine Dentistry and Nursing
- Credits: 10
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Semester 1
- Available to Visiting Students: No
- Available to Erasmus Students: No
This course is intended to provide students with a range of programming skills appropriate to a Clinical Scientist working in medical physics.
This course is a mixture of lectures and practical classes.
Requirements of Entry
Continuous assessment via practical skills assessments (50%) and mini projects throughout the course (50%).
Main Assessment In: December
■ To acquire a working knowledge of software development in python, i.e. to a level sufficient to permit successful application to a variety of introductory medical physics problems as may be encountered within the MED5306 Research Project
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
■ By the end of this course students shall be able to:
■ Design and implement robust, modular software in python
■ Critically apply their learning to a variety of introductory-level medical physics data science programming problems including imaging applications
■ Conduct data analysis and data visualisation for a given medical physics problem, using the techniques covered in the course and selecting the most appropriate tools for the problem.
■ Communicate the logic behind the tools selected.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
As per university calendar.