RDGY41220 Cross Sectional Anatomy

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module will provide the student with a comprehensive knowledge of normal cross sectional human anatomy of the head, neck and trunk. The modalities of Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in particular will be used in correlation with cadaveric cross sections to acquaint students primarily with normal anatomy as seen clinically. This module will be delivered completely via electronic learning using online lectures, videos and electronic resources hosted on Brightspace and does not require attendance in UCD. Assessments will be conducted in UCD for UCD based full time students but online via Brightspace for non UCD based students.

Access to broadband internet with headphones to listen to audio content

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this module a student should be able to:
Knowledge Outcomes:
• Identify organs and structures in the brain, neck, thorax, abdomen and pelvis using cross sectional cadaveric, CT and MRI images.

Professional Skills:
• Apply knowledge of cross sectional anatomy to clinical situations

Personal / Professional Development:
• Be familiar with and comfortable working in an online learning environment

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities








Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
This module is delivered entirely online via online presentations which students can flexibily engage with at their own pace and rewatch as required. Importantly each of the radiological presentations has in built formative assessments for reinforcement and to provide students with feedback on their learning. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
RDGY41720 - Adv Cross Sectional Anatomy

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Multiple Choice Questionnaire: End of semester image based MCQ End of trimester MCQ n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No


Multiple Choice Questionnaire: Continuous assessment (*2) image based MCQ assessments following completion of every third academic unit. Throughout the Trimester n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Online automated feedback
• Self-assessment activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Students are provided with self assessment activities for each of the image based presentations with online automated feedback. For each summative component students are provided with individual feedback

Name Role
Ms Philomena Donohoe Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Assoc Professor Shane Foley Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Ms Marion Maher Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Ms Shauna Murphy Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Ms Andrea Cradock Tutor
Dr Allison McGee Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
External & School Exams Offering 1 Week(s) - 11 Fri 10:00 - 11:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 1, 2 Fri 14:00 - 15:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 1, 2 Mon 14:00 - 15:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 1, 2 Thurs 14:00 - 15:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 1, 2 Tues 10:00 - 11:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 1, 2 Wed 14:00 - 15:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20 Mon 08:00 - 08:50