Professional course Anatomy and Pathology in Cross-Sectional Imaging

Entry year
Course code
Professional/Short Course
Allied Health Professions
Distance learning
Course Director
Rob Stewart

15 credit Masters level module

Page last updated 19 November 2020


Anatomy and Pathology in Cross-Sectional Imaging module allows you to demonstrate an in depth understanding of the regional anatomy of the human body in health and disease.

On completion of the course you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate relevant understanding of anatomical spatial relationships.
  • Critically evaluate pathological changes to normal anatomy.
  • Critically discuss the application of anatomical and pathological knowledge to professional development and service improvement.



Syllabus will include:

  • Cross-sectional anatomy of the human body.
  • Use of cross-sectional images to demonstrate relevant anatomical structures.
  • Use of hybrid images to illustrate common disease states.
  • Using knowledge to support practice, and improve service delivery.
  • Clinical decision-making and the role of hybrid imaging in this process.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods will include, but not be limited to, asynchronous delivery of lecture material through narrated presentations, notes and other guided reading, VLE discussion board fora with specific objectives, workplace tasks, and other study tasks deemed appropriate to the development of student knowledge. Formative feedback on allocated study tasks will be provided via discussion boards.

Cross-sectional anatomy will be learnt through narrated presentations; tasks that require active engagement, such as image labelling, drawing and answering questions; and image review on provided image series for each of the body areas.
You will also be encouraged to review images produced in their own clinical departments. Anatomy will also bedemonstrated through specific examples of disease that show anatomical structure and how it is changed in the presence of disease.

Scheduled learning includes vodcast presentations, discussion board entries, work based learning. Independent learning includes hours engaged with essential reading, assignment preparation and completion.

Study time

This module is completed over 14 weeks with you being expected to fully contribute each month to a total of 150 hours study. Whilst this can be done in your own time, it is highly recommended that you look to negotiate regular study time, recommended at half day a week equivalent, with your managers.

You are required to submit a portfolio including sets of labelled anatomical images from Cross Sectional Imaging and access to ethically sourced anonymised JPEG images.


Component A:
A portfolio of evidence equivalent to 2500 words.

The portfolio of evidence is deemed an appropriate method of assessment in its ability to assess all module learning outcomes. The inclusion of extracts from discussion board contributions ensures your engagement with the module content but also with peers for shared learning and debate.

Formative assessment will be achieved by feedback on discussion board contributions from the module team, indicating where good understanding has been achieved or where there is scope for further exploration and development.

Prices and dates

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Funding may be available to support your learning. Please contact your Trust Education Lead. If you work in the Private, Independent and Voluntary Sector, please contact your employer who will advise you.


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How to apply

You are required to apply online for your CPD modules, which you can take as stand-alone courses or as part of an undergraduate (level 3) or postgraduate (Masters level) programme.

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