Single Module Level 7

Scientific Principles of Hybrid Imaging (Level 7, 15 credits)

School of Health and Society




Two semester

Next enrolment

September 2024


In a nutshell

This 15 credit module looks at the technology of hybrid imaging in nuclear medicine. The module is suitable if you have experience in nuclear medicine and are looking to undertake continuing professional development. It is also a core module of our MSc/PgDip Nuclear Medicine Imaging programme and is available as part of our MSc Advanced Medical Imaging.  



You will:

  • develop theoretical knowledge on the function of SPECT-CT and PET-CT imaging equipment
  • learn about MR imaging and the application of PET-MR
  • undertake practical sessions using our CT scanner and hybrid equipment situated at one of our clinical partners
Course details

All about the course

Topics covered on this module include the optimisation of dose and image quality in CT used for attenuation correction, localisation and characterisation, and safety and image quality in MR.

Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.

What will I be doing?

Teaching is delivered via: 

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • practical work in small groups


2 hour electronic examination. 

The School of Health and Society

The School of Health and Society is a forward-thinking, dynamic school with a commitment to lifelong learning and real world impact.

Our courses are informed by the latest research and we work closely with organisations from both the public and private sector to ensure our teaching is at the forefront of practice.

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What about after uni?

This module can be taken as stand-alone for the purposes of continuing professional development or as part of our MSc Nuclear Medicine Imaging or MSc Advanced Medical Imaging programmes. 


Career Links

We have strong links with our clinical colleagues in the region providing us with the opportunity for practical teaching on SPECT-CT and PET-CT imaging equipment.

As a school, we work with over 100 health and social care organisations so our links with industry are very strong. These relationships will be of direct benefit to you because our academic team work in practice in some of these organisations at a senior level so are able to keep you at the forefront of developments in the sector which in turn help you provide a better service.


What you need to know

This module is suitable for all health and social care professionals interested in advancing their skills and knowledge of research methods.

    Entry requirements

    Previous study and experience

    You should have a 2:1 honours degree in a nuclear medicine related subject. 

    Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

    We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

    The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.

    Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

    How much?

    Additional costs

    You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

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    Enrolment dates

    September 2024

    September 2025