Biomedical Imaging in Research
Duration 0.5 days
Training Units 1.0
Team Researcher Academy

This course is delivered by the Researcher Academy

Researcher Academy courses are very popular and the majority are run in both semesters to give you the opportunity to attend at a time of the year that suits you. Semester 1 courses will be available for booking from the second week of October and Semester 2 courses from the second week of February.

Target audience:  Postgraduate doctoral students and Research-only staff (ECRs) in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences only
Process: Lecture style with interactive group discussions.

Aims: To provide an integrated overview of imaging techniques employed in modern biomedical research, from molecular scale to whole-body imaging.


By the end of the session you will have:

  •  considered basic imaging principles
  • reviewed strengths and weaknesses of different biomedical imaging techniques
  • appreciated recent developments in the field
  • identified some of Nottingham’s current research activities in this field

Course description:

This half-day course is aimed at students who want to develop an understanding of biomedical imaging techniques and their application to research. Biomedical imaging is one of the major strengths and key Research Priorities of our University. Examples of current imaging research encompassing mechanistic understanding of pathophysiological processes, pre-clinical and clinical activities, translational research and the quest for novel biomarkers will be given. There are no prerequisites for this course.

Mapping to the Researcher Development Framework

A1:  Knowledge base

Booking Conditions

Latecomer policy

Researchers should plan to arrive prior to the advertised course start time. Except for exceptional reasons, there will be no admittance to a Researcher Academy or Faculty Training Programme (FTP) course 15 minutes after the advertised course start time.

Importance of booking commitment

When booking on to a Researcher Academy short course you are entering into a commitment to attend. If you find that you are no longer available to attend you MUST cancel your place (on the system if more than three days before the course) or if at short notice by emailing This will ensure that your place can be offered to another researcher on the waiting list. Failure to cancel a place results in other researchers missing out on places through the waiting list process.

It is unacceptable for researchers to just not attend when booked onto a course. Researcher Academy maintains records of those who repeatedly do not attend courses they have booked. This may affect future eligibility to book onto further Researcher Academy courses and will affect considerations for Researcher Academy funded opportunities.

Course dates for 2019/20 will be published in early October 2019.  If there are no dates listed below then the instance(s) of the course has (have) already taken place for 2019/20 academic year.

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