Course Title: Cross-Sectional Anatomy

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Cross-Sectional Anatomy

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

Course guide info and changes due to COVID-19: As a consequence of courses being delivered remotely in Semester 2 2020, course guides may not reflect all courses assessments and activities. This is because some information in the course guide is fixed, such as learning outcomes, and some may change according to the semester of delivery. Please refer to Canvas for details regarding your assessment and activities for each of your Semester 2 courses and talk to your course coordinator if you have any questions.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


173H School of Health and Biomed


Sem 2 2020

Course Coordinator: John Ryan

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 1.5

  • Apply an understanding of anatomy, physiology and pathology that is appropriate to your division of registration. (1.5a)
  • Apply principles of medical radiation physics and instrumentation. (1.5b)
  • Manage and manipulate 3D datasets for diagnostic image production. (1.5g)

Standard 1.6 (BP321MI ONLY)

  • Implement and evaluate general radiography examinations for a range of patient/client presentations and complexities. (1.6.1a)
  • Implement fluoroscopy in a range of settings. (1.6.1b)
  • Explain the principles and clinical applications of angiography and interventional techniques. (1.6.1d)
  • Alert the appropriate health professional when you observe significant findings of a medically urgent nature. (1.6.2)

Standard 1.7 (BP321NM ONLY)

  • Implement the preparation and assess purity of radiopharmaceuticals. (1.7.1a)
  • Explain the biodistribution and applications of radiopharmaceuticals including therapies. (1.7.1b)
  • Implement routine nuclear medicine imaging. (1.7.1c) • Implement computed tomography (CT) imaging for nuclear medicine imaging (1.7.1d)
  • Implement the delivery of nuclear medicine radioisotope examinations and therapies (1.7.1e)

Standard 1.8 (BP321RT ONLY)

  • Apply knowledge of stabilisation devices related to radiation therapy. (1.8.1a)
  • Apply treatment simulation techniques. (1.8.1b) • Apply knowledge of treatment planning. (1.8.1c)
  • Implement computed tomography (CT) imaging for oncologic treatment planning (1.8.1d)
  • Implement treatment techniques according to approved plans. (1.8.1e)

On successful completion of this course ,you should 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

Overview of Learning Activities

Teacher Guided Hours: 30 - 40

Learner Directed Hours: 80 - 90

Overview of Learning Resources

You will undertake a range of learning activities including; lectures, practicals and tutorials. A blended teaching approach, with the integration of technology to enhance learning will be undertaken. The learning content will be scaffolded with continuous engagement required. Content will be delivered and assessed in a manner consistent with clinical practice. You will be supplied with 3-dimensional image datasets and appropriate image review software to enable the connection between anatomy theory and clinical practice requirements. This course will require significant engagement with the prescribed learning resources on Canvas. Specific learning materials include prescribed readings, links to relevant internet sites and other electronic resources. You will be required to reflect on your progress and performance in this course. The assessment tasks for this course are designed to ensure maximum understanding of the content and it is important that you recognise the role of assessment in your learning. You should view the assessment tasks as part of your learning and ensure that you utilise the feedback to progress your learning and personal development.

Overview of Assessment

This course has no hurdle requirements.

Assessment Tasks:

Assessment Task 1: Mid Semester Test

Weighting 40%

This assessment task supports CLO 1, 2 & 3

Assessment Task 2: Cross-Sectional Imaging Anatomy Portfolio

Weighting 20%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1 & 2

Assessment Task 3: Exam

Weighting 40%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1 & 2