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Intermediate Level

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Approx. 22 hours to complete

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What you will learn

  • Define and describe anatomical terminology related to the human body

  • Describe the various body systems, what comprises them, and how they relate to function

  • Create your own 3D modelling and animations using industry standard, open-source software (Blender)

  • Analyse various visualisation techniques and methods, and be able to apply them to areas of biomedical science

Skills you will gain

3d modelingComputer Animationvirtual - augmented and mixed realitieshuman anatomy

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Intermediate Level

No prior experience is necessary but should be able to learn at an intermediate level.

Approx. 22 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

5 hours to complete

Introduction to Visualisation and the Human Body

5 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 19 min), 8 readings, 3 quizzes
5 videos
Human Structure5m
Anatomical Terminology5m
Muscle Movements4m
Interview from Prof. Niall MacFarlane: Musculoskeletal Applications in Sport Science3m
8 readings
Meet the Course Educators20m
What We Mean by Visualisation20m
Terminology Tables20m
Body Systems20m
The Musculoskeletal System20m
Introduction to Applications in Biomedical Visualisation10m
Gross Visualisation20m
Microscopic Visualisation20m
3 practice exercises
Structure and Terminology Formative Assessment15m
The Body Systems Formative Assessment15m
End of Week 1 Graded Assessment30m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

3D Models and Animation

4 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 54 min), 6 readings, 3 quizzes
5 videos
Getting Comfortable with Blender14m
Modelling Techniques in Blender9m
Modelling Practical in Blender15m
Final Touches in Modelling: Modifiers12m
6 readings
Introduction to 3D Models and Animation20m
Applications of 3D Models and Animations20m
Segmentation of Medical Imaging10m
Blender Keyboard Shortcuts and Terminology10m
Other Resources to Find or Create Models and Textures10m
Textures and Lighting10m
3 practice exercises
3D Models and Animations Formative Assessment15m
Formative Assessment: Modelling Terminology15m
End of Week Summative Assessment30m
Week
3

Week 3

5 hours to complete

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

5 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 19 min), 8 readings, 3 quizzes
5 videos
Interview with Dr Neil McDonnell: Immersive Education & Project Mobius3m
Interview with Dr Craig Daly: Confocal Microscopy to VR8m
Interview with Dr Neil McDonnell Part 2: AR and Its Future3m
Interview with Dr Matthieu Poyade3m
8 readings
Definitions: The Realities and Background15m
Applications of Virtual Reality20m
Key Note Lecture by Professor Paul Chapman - Introduction1m
Not all Medical: Other Unconventional Applications20m
Applications of VR and AR15m
The Downside of VR10m
The Rise of Augmented Reality.15m
The Power of Immersion10m
3 practice exercises
Formative Assessment: VR Terms and background15m
Formative Assessment: Applications of Virtual Reality15m
Summative Assessment30m
Week
4

Week 4

8 hours to complete

Extended Reality: The Realities and The Future

8 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 47 min), 11 readings, 3 quizzes
6 videos
Interview with Dr Claudia Krebs: The HoloBrain in WebVR3m
Podcast with Professor Paul M. Rea37m
Interview with Dr Claudia Krebs: Creating a 3D & AR Pelvic Structure2m
Further Study - MSc in Medical Visualisation and Human Anatomy1m
Congratulations for completing this Course; final remarks.1m
11 readings
Mixed Reality: Where It Fits10m
Mixed Reality in Minimally Invasive Surgery40m
Endoscopic Navigation and Augmented Reality40m
Extended Reality10m
Use of Extended Realities in Cardiology40m
Podcast with Professor Paul M. Rea - Introduction10m
Challenges of Realities30m
Where are we now and the future40m
Beyond the Field of Science40m
The ethical dilemma using technology in healthcare30m
A Special Thanks To...10m
3 practice exercises
Formative Quiz15m
Formative Assessment: Various Realities15m
End of Week 4 Assessment30m

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