Biomedical Applications of Quantitative Bioimaging

Course Type
Postgraduate, Module

Module Overview

The aim of this module is to ensure that all students on the programme have a firm understanding of how the microscopy and quantitative image analysis methods they have learnt in the previous modules can be effectively used to investigate relevant biomedical questions.

The module will consist of a series of lectures and seminars given by experts in the field who use these approaches as part of their basic or translational research. In addition, we will invite external speakers from academic institutions and/or the pharmaceutical industry to further cover selected topics such as the application of the above to drug discovery. At the end of the module, the students will be able to use their newly acquired knowledge to design and interpret experiments to answer a biomedical question of their choice. 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe how microscopy and image analysis methods can be used to investigate biomedical research questions
  2. Critically appraise the literature on the application of advanced microscopy to biomedical research
  3. Design and interpret a set of experiments to investigate a biomedical question based on quantitative microscopy

Module Attendance

The module will be delivered in the teaching areas of the Medical School and via online formats.

Module Dates

Semester 2 - January


  • 50% Research paper oral presentation (to assess outcomes 1 & 2)
  • 50% Problem solving exercises (experimental design challenge) (to assess outcome 3)

Academics involved in the delivery of this module

Module Lead: Professor Davide Calebiro
Deputy Lead: David Hodson