University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Medical Imaging

The course is designed to give students general grounding in medical imaging. Some lectures are designed to update knowledge in topics such as radiation physics, computing, electronics and experimental statistics, others deal with the clinical applications of physics such as nuclear medicine, ultrasound imaging, MRI and rehabilitation engineering. In addition, there are lectures on anatomy, physiology and biochemistry to provide basic medical knowledge. Lectures are supported by practicals, demonstration, and attachments to staff members.

Entry requirements

Honours degree for MSc, ordinary degree for PgDip required.

Course modules

Stage 1: Biomedical and professional topics in healthcare science; imaging in medicine; radiation in medicine; engineering in medicine; computing in medicine; generic skills. Stage 2 (choose 3 only): Radiotherapy and radiation physics; nuclear medicine and PET; magnetic resonance imaging; medical electronics and instrumentation; medical image processing and analysis; diagnostic radiology and radiation protection; biomedical computing. stage 3: Project.

Assessment methods

The course is assessed by continuous assessment (including practical write-ups, essay assignments and student presentations), by written examinations, by assessment of the project work and thesis (MSc only) and by oral examination (MSc only).


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King's Campus Aberdeen AB24 3FX Scotland

Key information

Postgraduate Secretary, College of Life Sciences and Medicine
Telephone number: 
01224 559970