Course Title: Medical Imaging Anatomy and Physiology

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Medical Imaging Anatomy and Physiology

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


160H Medical Sciences


Sem 1 2016


Bundoora Campus


173H School of Health and Biomed


Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018

Course Coordinator: Dr Bryce Feltis

Course Coordinator Phone: 61 9925 7317

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 223.02.053

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course is will develop your knowledge of anatomy and physiology as depicted in medical images.

This course considers the normal medical imaging appearance of anatomical structures, their function and their relationships as demonstrated in 2D and 3D medical imaging datasets with emphasis on X-ray, CT, MRI and nuclear medicine imaging.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for BP148 Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Radiations) (aligned to the Accreditation Standards of the Medical Radiations Practice Board of Australia):

Standard 1.5 Practice in medical radiation sciences

1.5a. Apply an understanding of anatomy, physiology and pathology that is appropriate to your division of registration.


On successful completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Relate knowledge of anatomy and physiology to depiction in medical images from a range of modalities including planar x-ray imaging, CT, MRI, nuclear medicine
  2. Recognise anatomical structures on medical images 
  3. Describe physiological processes and correlate these to medical imaging appearances and functional nuclear medicine studies at an introductory level
  4. Communicate anatomical knowledge of 2D and 3D medical imaging data using appropriate anatomical nomenclature and body plane terminology

Overview of Learning Activities

You will undertake a range of learning activities including online lectures, online learning activities, anatomy recognition tasks and self-directed study.  This course is supported by RMIT's online Learning Management System (LMS). 


You will undertake the equivalent of two hours per week in online lectures.  In addition you are expected to spend a minimum of four hours per week in independent study to include undertaking the online exercises that are provided.


Overview of Learning Resources

You will be expected to make use of RMIT's online Learning Management System (LMS).  This resource provides a range of materials aimed at supporting your learning and you are encouraged to actively use this site and the material it contains.  You are also expected to conduct a significant level of self-directed learning to reinforce learned concepts.

Overview of Assessment

This course has no hurdle requirements.

Assessment Tasks 

Assessment Task 1: Tests

Weighting 25%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1 & 2

Assessment Task 2: Labelling assignments

Weighting 25%

This assessment task supports CLOs 2 & 4

Assessment Task 3: Examination

Weighting 50%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3 & 4