Test Club meetings

Latest session: Test Club for Students!Alumni Annual Fund logo


With financial support from the UoE Alumni Annual Fund, the Test Club has now extended its activity to include undergraduate students. Students have the opportunity to present and discuss their research projects; hear about the work of local researchers and participate in discussions on hot topics, such as the use of artificial intelligence in diagnostic decision making, or specific aspects of research related to medical tests.

The first session took place on Wednesday 1st May, 12.00 – 13.00

Steven Cox, Diagnostic Radiography Student, talked about peer support. He presented the results from a survey on the extent and impact of peer support within diagnostic radiography undergraduate programmes throughout UK higher education. He also shared his experience running the Medical Imaging programme’s Peer Assisted Learning Scheme (PALS), which aims to give first year students exceptional support (Peer support_Steven Cox).

Rob Meertens, Senior Lecturer on the Medical Imaging programme, talked about his research on near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) for the potential application of measuring in vivo haemodynamic markers in bone tissue, an area currently without an accepted standardised approach (NIRS_Rob Meertens).

To watch a full video of the session, please click here (accessible only to UoE staff and students! use Table of content to navigate between presentations)

The poster for the event could be found here: Test Club for Students poster

About the Test Club

We run monthly Test Club meetings with the aim of bringing together clinicians, researchers and, now, students, interested in research related to medical tests and diagnostics, to share and discuss experience, interests and challenges in this area. Previous meetings have included:

• Challenges in the diagnosis of Cow's Milk Protein Allergy and implications for children and families, presented by Dr Katie Pearson.

• The test accuracy of different versions of PET-CT for the early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, presented by Prof. Chris Hyde

• The diagnosis of abusive head trauma in infants, presented by Dr Waney Squier.

If you'd like to present on a topic or discuss your work at a future Test Club, please contact us by email.