Biomedical Visualisation MOOC launched

Issued: Thu, 16 Apr 2020 14:55:00 BST

Professor Paul Rea delivering to camera with his name on screen

A Biomedical Visualisation online course delivered by the School of Life Sciences' Professor Paul Rea and Ms Amy Webster as part of a partnership with Coursera is now open to learners free of charge.

Visualisation is a rapidly progressive specialty in academia, research and industry, and becoming the future of science.

The advancement of digital technologies and their applications means biomedical visualisation is an evolving and popular field.

With new techniques and technologies to image, process and analyse data related to the human body, and its biological processes, it is at the forefront of the digital revolution.

This course - the first of its kind on Coursera, the world's largest online learning platform - explores the structure and function of the human body including terminology used.

It showcases visualisation techniques available using technology to image and display data related to the body and biological processes.

It also provides training in the creation of animations, and examines the applicability of different types of reality.

Coursera Biomedical Visualisation graphic

Users will learn from experts in these fields and, upon completion of the course, will be able to:

  • Define and describe anatomical terminology related to the human body
  • Describe the various body systems, what comprises them, and how they relate to function
  • Create 3D modelling and animations using industry standard, open-source software (Blender)
  • Analyse various visualisation techniques and methods, and be able to apply them to areas of biomedical science.

Course Instructor Prof Rea said: “We are excited to announce that our first ever MOOC Biomedical Visualisation is available now and free with Coursera.

"The course is aimed at professionals working in the field who wish to know more about this emerging subject or wish to enhance and build on their existing skills.

"It examines the major structure and function of the human body, and how we can use innovative, cutting-edge technology to truly revolutionise the way we can visualise the human body."

Enrol here: https://www.coursera.org/learn/biomedvis?action=enroll#about