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Module Title
Foundations of Radiographic Anatomy
Reference HS1121 Version 3
Created June 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 7
Approved SCQF Points 15
Amended July 2017 ECTS Points 7.5

Aims of Module
To enable the student to gain a comprehensive knowledge of normal radiographic anatomy.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Identify the anatomy of the skeleton and body systems from a range of imaging modalities.
2 Describe the radiographic appearance, location, vertebral levels and anatomical relationships of major organs, vessels and structures.
3 Recognise surface markings, relating them to internal anatomy.

Indicative Module Content
Skeletal anatomy and associated radiographic appearances Gross anatomy and anatomical locations of major organs and structures Anatomical relationships Cross sectional anatomy Vertebral levels Surface anatomy Vessels and pathways Conventional radiographic images CT images MRI images Ultrasound images NM images Breast images

Module Delivery
The modules is delivered by blending learning and involves lectures, image workshops, tutorials, directed study.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours N/A 54
Non-Contact Hours N/A 96
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only.
Component 1
Type: Examination Weighting: 50% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2
Description: The examination will take the form of a 90 minute unseen computer based image OSCE. Minimum grade D pass required.
Component 2
Type: Practical Exam Weighting: 50% Outcomes Assessed: 3
Description: The examination will take the form of a Surface Markings Practical Examination

Explanatory Text
The module will be assessed by an OSCE, which will be awarded a percentage mark and a practical exam which will be marked on a Pass/Fail basis.
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A 70% and above in OSCE and a Pass in surface markings exam.
B 60% to 69% in OSCE and a Pass in surface markings exam.
C 50% to 59% in OSCE and a Pass in surface markings exam.
D 40% to 49% in OSCE and a Pass in surface markings exam.
E 30% to 39% in OSCE and a Pass in surface markings exam.
F 29% or less in OSCE and/or a Fail in surface markings exam..
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module Successful completion of all stage one CertHE Radiographic Studies modules or equivalent will normally be required for DipHE Radiographic Studies students.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

1 CARVER, E. & CARVER, B., 2012. Medical imaging. 2nd ed. London: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier.
2 ELLIS, H., LOGAN, B.M. & DIXON, A.K., 2009. Human sectional anatomy, Pocket atlas of body sections, CT and MRI images. 3rd ed. London: Hodder Arnold.
3 GUNN, C., 2012. Bones and joints: a guide for students. 6th ed. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier.

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