Nuclear Medicine Methods 1B

Course code MRSC1300Units 20Level 1000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

This is the foundation professional methods course for the Bachelor Medical Radiation Science (Nuclear Medicine). This course covers the following areas: Basic Nuclear Medicine concepts, Introductory radiopharmacy, Nuclear Medicine image acquisition, Nuclear Medicine quality control, Nuclear Medicine skeletal imaging techniques and Nuclear Medicine pulmonary imaging techniques, and introductory CT.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesStudents who successfully complete this course should be able to:

1. Describe basic Nuclear Medicine concepts
2. Identify fundamental concepts of radiopharmacy
3. Explain Nuclear Medicine imaging acquisition
4. Discuss Nuclear Medicine quality control
5. Describe Nuclear Medicine skeletal & pulmonary practice and procedures
6. Demonstrate basic clinical reasoning skills so as to provide optimal patient management and outcomes, based on clinical history, patient presentation and differential diagnosis to ensure the appropriate imaging pathway
7. Explain the mechanisms of injury and/or the causes of disease
8. Identify key scintigraphic anatomy
9. Demonstrate pattern recognition and image interpretation skills so as to identify and describe imaging pathology
10. Indentify fundamental concepts of CT
Content1. Basic Nuclear Medicine concepts
2. Introductory radiopharmacy
3. Nuclear Medicine image acquisition
4. Nuclear Medicine quality control
5. Nuclear Medicine skeletal imaging techniques
6. Nuclear Medicine pulmonary imaging techniques
7. Introductory CT
Replacing Course(s)Nil
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeHLSC1000
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsCase Study
Problem Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsThe assignment will investigate the topics of nuclear medicine concepts
Examination: FormalThe examination is designed to assess specific professional concepts & professional clinical knowledge.
Other: (please specify)Presentation
Contact HoursTutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Nuclear Medicine).
Compulsory Program ComponentMust have completed HUBS1105, MRSC1010 and be concurrently enrolled in MRSC1330.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for MRSC1300