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MEDC0060 Translational Biomedical Imaging of Disease & Therapy I

Module TitleMEDC0060 Translational Biomedical Imaging of Disease & Therapy I
Module Value15
Term Term 2
Short DescriptionThis module will explore how imaging methods are developed and applied to preclinical models of disease. This module will firstly introduce animal models of disease and how they are used to advance clinical research, and will then focus on the application of preclinical imaging to specific disease models and how this can be used to improve understanding of the underlying mechanisms of pathology. A journal club focusing on preclinical imaging applications in disease models will run in tandem with lectures and will include unassessed, but compulsory presentations.
Module Aims and Objectives
  • To explain how imaging methods are developed and applied to preclinical methods of disease.
  • To introduce animal methods of disease and how they are used to advance clinical research.
  • To outline the application of preclinical imaging to specific disease models.
  • To discuss the models' relevance to the clinical situation.
  • To teach how new methods are translated into the clinical setting for diagnosis and prognosis.
  • To provide an overview, applied and up to date knowledge of the literature.
Topics 
  • How imaging methods are developed and applied to preclinical models of disease.
  • Animal models of disease and how they are used to advance clinical research.
  • The application of preclinical imaging to specific disease models.
  • Animal models' relevance to the clinical situation.
  • New methods are translated into the clinical setting for diagnosis and prognosis.
  • Overview, applied and up to date knowledge of the literature.
Assessment Details 
  • 50% SAQ Examination (one hour)
  • 50% MCQ Examination (one hour)
Module Tutor Dr Tammy Kalber