COMPM077 - Computational Modelling for Biomedical Imaging
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|Code||COMPM077 (also taught as COMPGV17)|
|Taught By||Danny Alexander (50%)|
Ivana Drobnjak/Gary Zhang (50%)
|Aims||To expose students to the challenges and potential of computational modelling in a key application area. To explain how to use models to learn about the world. To teach parameter estimation techniques through practical examples. To familiarize students with handling real data sets.|
|Learning Outcomes||Students successfully completing this module should be able to:|
The course introduces the basics of mathematical modelling: the distinction between models and the real world; when and how models are useful; advantages and disadvantages of explicit model-based approaches.
The course covers a range of model based approaches to biomedical imaging and basic computer science techniques that underpin them. The intention is to introduce the students to standard techniques of parameter estimation in a hands-on practical way within the context of model-based imaging. The course also gives exposure to common applications and challenges in biomedical imaging.
The content draws from examples at a range of length scales from molecular imaging, cellular scales in microscopy, regional scales, whole organ and whole population scales. The course uses each example to introduce both new kinds of model and, more fundamentally, new algorithms and techniques for parameter estimation, optimization, sampling and validation.
Method of Instruction:
Lectures and lab classes.
The course has the following assessment components:
- Coursework (100%)
To pass this course, students must:
- Achieve a mark of 50% or more from all sections combined
The Coursework consist of two pieces: Coursework 1 (35%) and Coursework 2 (15%); as well as a Group and individual project (50%).
Most of the material will come form journal and conference papers, which will be condensed into lecture notes. A few books provide wider reading:
Keener and Sneyd, Mathematical Physiology, Springer, 1998
Murray, Mathematical Biology, 1993
Tofts, Quantitative MRI of the Brain, 2003