RAD2002 - Medical imaging anatomy - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Mark Strudwick


Dr Mark Strudwick

Quota applies

This unit is quota restricted. Selection is on a first-in, first enrolled basis.

Unit guides



  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)


BMA1011 and BMA1012


M20024 or M2013


This unit builds upon first year foundational knowledge of human anatomy. Students will apply this knowledge across a range of planar and cross-sectional medical images.

The unit will teach students how to identify and recognise normal radiographic appearances of important structures, including anatomical variants, as represented on digital radiographic images.

Through the use of images from different imaging modalities, students will learn how to recognise the anatomical representation and relationships of the important body structures in multiple imaging planes.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Differentiate between the bony and soft tissue elements and joints which comprise the upper and lower limbs and the associated process of ossification on a range of digital radiographic images
  2. Name and identify the anatomical and soft tissue structures represented on digital planar radiographic images
  3. Describe and differentiate the cross-sectional radiographic representation of the organs comprising cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, urinary, endocrine, reproductive systems both with and without contrast enhancement
  4. Name and identify the anatomy of the head, neck and spine as represented on planar and cross-sectional images
  5. Discriminate between the osseous, soft tissue components and important muscles of the head, chest, abdomen, pelvis, spine, and limbs on radiographic images.


  • Written examination (2 hours) (40%) (hurdle)
  • 2 x computer based image analysis tests (45 minutes each) (40%)
  • Image portfolio and comparative analysis (2,000 words) (20%)

Hurdle requirements:

  • Students must pass all elements of assessment to pass the unit

Workload requirements

  • The equivalent of 3 hours of tutorial and 3 hours of teacher - directed interaction with Moodle based tasks per week.
  • Students will be expected to engage in an additional 6 hours of self-directed learning to facilitate the appropriate level of knowledge of the topics covered in the unit.

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