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Much of medical physics has been transformed through computing technology: medical imaging, for example, is now almost entirely digital. There is a need for postgraduate scientists with computing skills alongside training in medical physics. This innovative course provides a broad coverage of medical physics, together with a grounding in relevant aspects of computing. The course emphasises such areas as: computational medical image processing and analysis cluster and Web computing Internet information systems management and security of computers and networks. The course is accredited by the Institute of Physics & Engineering in Medicine as fulfilling part of the training requirements for those wishing to work in the NHS. The course is divided into three terms, each four months long. The first, the core course, is designed to give students a good general grounding in Medical Physics, Medical Imaging and the use of Computing in these areas. Some lectures are designed to update the student's 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 students with a basic medical knowledge. These lectures are supported by practicals, demonstration, and attachments to staff members. In the second term, three topics are studied in detail. All students must study Biomedical Computing, and can select two others from a list of 9, including: Radiotherapy, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Nuclear Medicine & PET, Medical Image Processing & Analysis, etc. In addition, there are a series of clinical tutorial demonstrations in which students become familiar with how clinicians work, attend operations, etc. The final term (MSc students only) is spent on a short research project. There are a number of bursaries available for entry into the College of Life Sciences & Medicine for September. The bursaries are worth approximately ?1000 towards fees for one year of postgraduate study. For further information please visit http:www.abdn.ac.ukclsmgraduateschoolprospectivefee-reduction.php

Much of medical physics has been transformed through computing technology: medical imaging, for example, is now almost entirely digital. There is a need for postgraduate scientists with computing skills alongside training in medical physics. This innovative course provides a broad coverage of medical physics, together with a grounding in relevant aspects of computing. The course emphasises such...

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