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MPHY0020: Computing in Medicine

Module information

Course Credits: 15

Term: 1 

Assessment: Exam and coursework

Course Organiser: Dr Dean Barratt

Examiners: Dr Andrew Melbourne, Dr Andrew Altmann, Dr Erwin Alles

Aims and Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • critically evaluate a computer’s major hardware and software components
  • describe the use of computers in hospitals
  • understand the principles of computer-assisted diagnosis
  • understand the basics of computer programming
  • understand basic MATLAB commands and programming concepts
  • write MATLAB programs to perform simple analysis and visualisation of medical data
  • understand the basic principles of digital signal and image processing

Brief Syllabus

This module can be taken by Y3 students (iBSc, BSc and MSci), Y4 students (MSci) and MSc students. For more information, see the moodle page for the course.

CourseLecture hours
Introduction to Computing in Medicine7.5
Introduction to Matlab Programming7.5
Digital Signal and Image Processing7.5
 Additional Matlab sessions 4

Assessment

• Computing in Medicine and Image Processing are assessed together in a 2
hour exam at start of Term 3 (67% of total mark).
• Matlab Programming - assessed by coursework (33% of total mark)

Aims and Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • critically evaluate a computer’s major hardware and software components
  • describe the use of computers in hospitals
  • understand the principles of computer-assisted diagnosis
  • understand the basics of computer programming
  • understand basic MATLAB commands and programming concepts
  • write MATLAB programs to perform simple analysis and visualisation of medical data
  • understand the basic principles of digital signal and image processing

Brief Syllabus

This module can be taken by Y3 students (iBSc, BSc and MSci), Y4 students (MSci) and MSc students. For more information, see the moodle page for the course.

CourseLecture hours
Introduction to Computing in Medicine7.5
Introduction to Matlab Programming7.5
Digital Signal and Image Processing7.5
 Additional Matlab sessions 4

Assessment

• Computing in Medicine and Image Processing are assessed together in a 2
hour exam at start of Term 3 (67% of total mark).
• Matlab Programming - assessed by coursework (33% of total mark)