SHE Level 2
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M2B826019
Module Leader Morgyn Sneddon
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Diagnostic Imaging
  • A (September start)-B (January start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Normally successful completion of Anatomy for Radiographers 1 would be expected.

Summary of Content

The aim of this module is to apply knowledge from Anatomy for Radiographers 1 to radiographic and cross sectional imaging. Students will apply anatomical knowledge anatomy to a range of diagnostic imaging modalities .


-360b7 Medical and directional terminology with reference to radiographic and cross sectional imaging b7 Radiographic and cross sectional anatomy of: -360b7 the appendicular and axial skeleton. b7 the head, neck and CNS: brain, eyes, mouth, soft tissue neck and spinal canal. b7 the thorax: Heart and great vessels, mediastinum, lungs, pleura, trachea, main bronchi, oesophagus, thymus gland, breast b7 the abdomen: stomach, small and large intestine, anus, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen, peritoneum, retroperitoneum b7 the pelvis: Male and female reproductive system, urinary system, . Identification of common pathologies on radiographic imaging, MRI, CT, US and PET.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module the student should be able to:1 Demonstrate an understanding of human anatomy as applied across a range of medical imaging modalities.2 Analyse a range of medical images and identify normal and abnormal anatomy.

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. Aided by online images, PACS system and using computer labs.

Indicative Reading

Kelley, L., & Petersen, C. (2018). Sectional anatomy?: for imaging professionals (Fourth edition.). St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier. <> Kelley, L., & Petersen, C. (2018). Workbook for sectional anatomy for imaging professionals (4th ed.). St Louis, Missouri: Elsevier. Spratt, J. (2017). Weir & Abrahams' imaging atlas of human anatomy (5th ed.). New York: Elsevier Limited. <> e-Anatomy. (n.d.). Montpellier, France: IMAIOS. <> 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. <> <> Eisenberg, R.L., Johnson N.M. (2016) Comprehensive Radiographic Pathology. (6 th Edition). Elsevier

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
Assessment (FT) 20.00
Lectures (FT) 48.00
Tutorials (FT) 48.00
Independent Learning (FT) 84.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Exam 02 2.00 60.00 35% Exams Office Exam
Exam 01 1.00 40.00 35% Exams Office Exam