10 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: Modern medical technology increasingly involves the use of software either t o provide standalone tools for data acquisition and processing, or in combination with hardware (e.g. instrumentation and commercial medical systems) to provide diagnostic data (e.g. images) or therapeutic guidance. This module addresses important facets of digital instrumentation by introducing students to a broad range of topics associated with the development of hardware and software systems whilst also exercising and improving specific programming skills across several software environments. This approach supports students in selecting appropriate software frameworks for specific applications, to gain an understanding of the commonality and subtlety of software specific syntax and functionality and to engage with programming across a number of contemporary software languages.This module will prepare the student for future engagement with medical physics technology which is increasingly reliant on software-based approaches to data management, collection and processing.

Restrictions on availability: Medical Physics students only

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Problem solving, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Project/ portfolio

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Infection, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease):

Teaching timetable


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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK