SHE Level 1
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M1B826016
Module Leader Kim Allan
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Diagnostic Imaging
  • A (September start)-B (January start)

Summary of Content

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


Introduction to anatomy to include: -360b7 systems and regional anatomy, planes, medical and directional terminology. b7 Microscopic and macroscopic anatomy of the -360b7 skeletal b7 integumentary b7 cardiovascular b7 endocrine b7 respiratory b7 central nervous b7 urinary b7 reproductive b7 lymphatic b7 alimentary systems.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module the student should be able to:1. Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of human anatomy.2. Understand and apply medical and directional terminology to identify regions, bones, bony landmarks and systems of the body.3. Demonstrate an awareness of normal anatomy and common normal variants.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

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. GCU Learn will be will be used to support learning by providing tasks to supplement key learning points and quizzes for formative assessment.

Indicative Reading

Indicative Reading Waugh, A., Grant, A., & Tibbitts, R. (2018). Ross & Wilson anatomy and physiology in health and illness (13th edition.). Edinburgh: Elsevier Health Sciences. <> Waugh, A., Grant, A., & Chambers, G. (2019). Ross and Wilson anatomy & physiology?: colouring and workbook (5th ed.). Churchill Livingstone Elsevier Bones and Joints?: a guide for students . (2018). Elsevier Science Health Science. <> Moore, K., Agur, A., & Dalley, A. (2014). Essential clinical anatomy. (5th ed.). Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins. <> e-Anatomy. (n.d.). Montpellier, France: IMAIOS. <>

Transferrable Skills

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

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Lectures (FT) 48.00
Independent Learning (FT) 84.00
Tutorials (FT) 48.00
Assessment (FT) 20.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Exam 02 2.00 60.00 35% Summative MCQ and short answer exam
Exam 01 1.00 40.00 35% Summative MCQ and short answer exam