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Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technology

Course Details

Course/Module Code





23-24 Accredited 15 credits



23-24 Non-Accredited 15 credits



23-24 (Overseas) 15 credits



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The assessment is an individual contribution to a wiki.

The creation of the wiki is very much a learning process and therefore this component of assessment takes an assessment for learning approach. The wiki will be facilitated by a tutor who will be able to provide formative feedback/feedforward.




This level 7 (Masters level) distance learning module aims to provide you with the necessary knowledge of the core physical principles, instrumentation and quality assurance of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). This will enable you to apply this knowledge clinically in a safe and appropriate manner that offers a quality service to patients.

Amongst the topics the syllabus tyically covers include:

  • Nuclear resonance
  • Spatial encoding
  • Pulse sequences - parameters and relationships to anatomical and pathological appearances
  • Signal suppression techniques
  • Instrumentation and safety
  • Image quality and artefacts
  • Quality Assurance
  • Improving contrast
  • Parallel acquisition methods

Course Director

Reshma Noranho

Entry Requirements

You must have a radiography professional qualification or relevant clinical MRI experience.


On successful completion of this 15 credit Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technology module, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the core physical principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and the general relationships between anatomy, pathology and image appearances
  • Demonstrate an in depth understanding of MRI safety, legislation and guidelines and how to apply these appropriately in a clinical setting.
  • Critically evaluate the technical quality of MR images to determine errors and determine remedial action.
  • Critically analyse a range of image reformatting and post processing technologies.

Learning and Teaching

The module will be delivered online via a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) which will be a wiki. The teaching and learning strategy will embrace a series of vodcasts and enquiry-based learning activities presented via the VLE. You will engage in knowledge construction, peer learning and social constructivism through work on the wiki. The wiki will also provide a medium for tutor facilitation and formative feedback/feedforward.

Scheduled learning will include planned synchronous discussion board activity and tutorial support

Independent learning will include keynote lectures, presented as recordings or vodcasts, wiki facilitation by subject area experts, essential reading, wiki writing, group work, assessment preparation.

Additional student support will be available via telephone, email and Skype.

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15 credit level 7 module

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