Through this programme, the Department of Neuroimaging aims to apply its collective expertise to the development of the next generation of Neuroimaging specialists through the teaching of both the scientific and methodological aspects of neuroimaging techniques and applications. The programme is aimed at an inclusive audience, but would be of particular interest to mathematicians, engineers, physicists, psychologists, radiographers, and medical professionals.
This programme aims to train the neuroimaging researchers of tomorrow by focusing on teaching the scientific and methodological aspects of neuroimaging techniques in tandem with their application to psychiatry, neurology, psychology, clinical psychology, neuroscience, and beyond, in specialisms from autism to motor neurone disease.
In addition to theoretical approaches, the course has a strong applied element, allowing students to gain practical experience of scanning techniques, with a focus on the skills needed to run a scanning session and to analyse and interpret the data produced. The course also includes visits to other centres providing PET, MEG and NIRS amongst other imaging techniques.
By covering all aspects of Neuroimaging, from imaging physics to its applications in the study of rare clinical populations the Department of Neuroimaging aims to provide students with a broad set of skills, which will help them to thrive in their ensuing career choices.
Dr Vincent Giampietro
King's College London
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180 / ECTS 90
One year FT, September to September.
Denmark Hill Campus.
Those who successfully complete the programme will have a solid understanding of the techniques and applications of Neuroimaging and will be well equipped to work in Neuroimaging or related professions. Students may also wish to use the programme as preparation for PhD study in either Neuroimaging or a related research area.
Year of entry 2013