Bio-Imaging for Research Scientists BIOL5261
- Academic Session: 2020-21
- School: Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences
- Credits: 20
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Semester 2
- Available to Visiting Students: Yes
- Available to Erasmus Students: Yes
An introduction to the science of imaging and image analysis in life sciences. The course includes lectures and practical classes covering range of imaging modalities.
Normally, 10 sessions over 5 weeks, comprising approximately 8 hours per week.
Requirements of Entry
This course is open to students on postgraduate taught programmes in the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences. No previous knowledge or experience is required.
An evidence-based critical review of different imaging modalities (3,000 words).
The course aims to provide students with both knowledge and practical skills in biological image analysis (BioImaging). Students will be introduced to a wide range of techniques and technologies for collecting images of cells and biological tissues. Tuition will be given in the appropriate design of protocols and appropriate methods of quantitative image analysis.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
■ Use ImageJ for 2D and 3D image processing and analysis.
■ Design effective and appropriate imaging experiments and analysis protocols.
■ Critically appraise the structure, capture and storage of digital images.
■ Critically evaluate the use of fluorescent probes and issues surrounding their selection.
■ Critically assess the advantages and disadvantages of different imaging modalities.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.