Course Title: Cross-Sectional Anatomy

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Cross-Sectional Anatomy

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


173H School of Health and Biomed


Sem 2 2020,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 2 2022,
Sem 2 2023

Course Coordinator: Paul Kelly

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7909

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 201.08.016

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

The ability to identify anatomical structures on a range of imaging modalities is an essential skill for medical radiations practitioners. This course builds on your existing anatomy knowledge. The primary focus is cross-sectional imaging anatomy recognition. This course is designed to enable you to identify relevant structures using a range of imaging modalities.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for BP321 Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Radiations) (aligned to the Accreditation Standards of the Medical Radiations Practice Board of Australia):

Standard 1

  • Apply knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology to practice (1.a)
  • Understand and apply the different methods of imaging and treatment (1.c)
  • Confirm the procedure according to clinical indicators (1.d)
  • Perform magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) (1.i)

Standard 1A

  • Perform computed tomography (CT) imaging (1A.c)

Standard 1B

  • Perform nuclear medicine examinations and therapies (1B.b)

Standard 1C

  • Perform localisation and pre-treatment imaging (1C.b)

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to adjust the image settings to aid in the correct anatomical identification of structures on a range of modalities and views,
  2. Identify major anatomical structures relevant to your profession on a range of images,
  3. Develop and demonstrate strategies to support the correct anatomical identification of structures within a peer network,
  4. Justify pathological processes that identify abnormal anatomical structures.

Overview of Learning Activities

You will be actively engaged in a range of learning activities such as lectorials, tutorials, practicals, laboratories, seminars, project work, class discussion, individual and group activities. Delivery may be face to face, online or a mix of both.

You are encouraged to be proactive and self-directed in your learning, asking questions of your lecturer and/or peers and seeking out information as required, especially from the numerous sources available through the RMIT library, and through links and material specific to this course that is available through myRMIT Studies Course.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through myRMIT Studies Course.

There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1: Quiz
Weighting 30%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2 & 3

Assessment Task 2: Cross-Sectional Imaging Anatomy Assignment
Weighting 40%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3 & 4

Assessment Task 3: Final Theory Test
Weighting 30%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3 & 4

If you have a long-term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.