Close Menu

Anatomy and Physiology for Medical Physicists

Semester 1

A strong understanding of anatomy and physiology (and associated terminology) is essential for a medical physicist. The aim of this course is to present the theoretical knowledge on the structure of the human body and the basic mechanisms of its function.


• Anatomical nomenclature
• Bones and bone marrow
• Brain and CNS
• Thorax
• Abdomen
• Respiratory system
• Digestive system
• Urinary system
• Reproductive system
• Circulatory system

  • Coursework: 40%
    • One In-course test (1 hour) 40%
  • Final Exam 60%
    • One two hours written paper
Learning Objectives: 

After completing this material, the student should be able to:
• distinguish between gross anatomical structures (especially on CT images used in treatment planning),
• define the major organ systems and describe the physiological mechanisms for repair, maintenance, and growth
• correlate the anatomical structures and physiological function with the imaging modalities used to view them.
• compare the major levels of organization in living organisms and discuss the significance of homeostasis.

Course Code: 
3 Credits
Level 1
Top of Page