This is the Vancouver style for referencing, used at the Univerity of Portsmouth within the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences and the Radiography departments.
This guide is modelled on Citing Medicine: The NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers (2nd edition). You may wish to consult this source directly for additional information or examples.
Figures could be photographs, drawings, illustrations, charts, graphs or any other non-textual depiction.
Tables are characterised by row and column structure and are listed separately.
Both figures and tables should serve a purpose in your work rather than be purely illustrative.
Do I need to include a List of Tables and Figures?
No, if your assignment does not have a Contents page, which is likely if you are writing an essay.
Yes, if your assignment has a Contents page, which is likely if you are writing a dissertation or other major project.