SHE Level 1
SCQF Credit Points 30.00
ECTS Credit Points 15.00
Module Code M1B823870
Module Leader Sarah Guthrie
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Radiotherapy
  • A (September start)-B (January start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Entry requirements for level 1

Summary of Content

The aim of this module is to introduce students to key aspects of clinical and radiographic anatomy. Students are introduced to regional anatomy of the organs of the head and neck, thorax, abdomen and pelvis; and lymphatic, cardiovascular, endocrine, skeletal, CNS and integumentary systems.


-108 1. Introduction to anatomy: systems, planes, terminology, cardiovascular and lymphatic routes, tissue types 2. Medical and directional terminology 3. Microscopic and macroscopic anatomy of the skeletal, integumentary, cardiovascular, endocrine and lymphatic systems and organs of the thorax, the abdomen and pelvis. 4. Thorax: Heart and great vessels, mediastinum, lungs, pleura, trachea, main bronchi, oesophagus, thymus gland, breast 5. Abdomen Stomach, small and large intestine, anus, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen, peritoneum, retroperitoneum 6. Pelvis Male and female reproductive system, urinary system, 7. Head and Neck 8. Organs and structures of the head and neck 9. Central Nervous System Peripheral and central nervous system organs and structures of the CNs. 10. Plain film and cross sectional imaging of associated structures and differential diagnoses

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module the student should be able to:-1. Explain and apply medical and directional terminology to identify regions, bones, bony landmarks and systems of the body2. Locate internal body structures with reference to surface markings3. Describe the structure of body tissues4. Describe the skeletal system, central nervous system and the integumentary system5. Describe the organs contained within the thorax, abdomen and pelvis; and head and neck.6. Describe the lymphatic, cardiovascular and endocrine systems7. Identify normal and abnormal appearances, position and relations of organs of the CNS, head and neck, thorax, abdomen and pelvis

Teaching / Learning Strategy

This module will combine a number of keynote lectures that will be complemented with a series of face to face and online tutorials and independent study. A range of teaching and learning activities will be utilised to develop student learning and engagement, including blended learning, directed learning, small and large group activities. Weekly online resources will be available to test student's learning.

Indicative Reading

Texts -360 1. Moore K.L. (2011) Essential Clinical Anatomy, Lippoincott, Williams and Wilkins 2. Waugh and Grant (2010) Ross and Wilson anatomy and physiology : colouring and workbook, Elsevier 3. Drake (2010) Gray's anatomy for students (flash cards) Elsevier 4. Bridge and Tipper (2011) CT anatomy for Radiotherapy. M&K publishing (ebook) 5. Weir J. (2011) an Imaging Atlas of Human Anatomy, Mosby Websites <> <> Apps Essential skeleton Virtual Heart Anatomy Atlas Organs Build a body

Transferrable Skills

Transferrable skills associated with this module are teamworking, interpersonal skills, IT skills and independent learning. These are in addition to task prioritisation and time management skills.

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Independent Learning (FT) 120.00
Lectures (FT) 70.00
Practicals (FT) 5.00
Tutorials (FT) 45.00
Assessment (FT) 30.00
Seminars (FT) 10.00
Directed Learning 20.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Department Test 1.50 50.00 35% Summative MCQ and short answer exam
Department Test 1.50 50.00 35% Summative MCQ and short answer exam