60 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module combines the fundamental theories of biological imaging with the hands on experience and application of biological imaging.The module starts each week building up the fundamental concepts needed for a specific topic or imaging modality, this is backed up with problem classes. This gives the students a theoretical background on which to interpret the practical hands on session towards the end of the week. In the later part of the week, the students will prepare samples for the technique under study for that week, then the samples will be imaged under the guidance of an expert in the technique. This hand on session will be used to give the student practical experience in the technique but it will also be used to cement the ideas developed in theory section.The final part of the week will be used for the students to work up their data, this allows the students to complete the workflow for the imaging system. At the end of each week the student will have completed an experiment on an imaging technique this will be added to their laboratory note book.

Staff Contact: CADBY ASHLEY J
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Fieldwork, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work

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