Nuclear Medicine Professional Practice 1B

Course code MRSC1330Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

This course introduces students to clinical Nuclear Medicine professional practice. Students will begin to develop professional knowledge, skills, attitudes and experience, by participating in professional skills labs at university and by attending a professional placement at an accredited Nuclear Medicine clinical centre. The labs and professional placement will facilitate the development of student confidence and competence in undertaking and participating in basic Nuclear Medicine professional procedures.

Compulsory Course Component - The labs must be passed to be allowed to attend professional practice, and pass the course.

This course is a Compulsory Program Component and must be passed in order to progress in the Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Nuclear Medicine).

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesStudents who successfully complete this course will be able to:
1. Apply, participate in, and develop clinical skills in, Nuclear Medicine procedures at a level suitable to their current clinical experience
2. Develop and demonstrate a professional attitude towards members of the public and other health care workers
3. Develop clinical reasoning skills
4. Demonstrate communication skills with members of the public and other health care workers
5. Practice within an ethical and legal framework
6. Be able to evaluate and critique his or her role within and during the clinical period, according to the level of experience
7. Describe the main issues related to clinical ethics and its connection to clinical practice, and describe the legal framework &/or legislation related to clinical practice
8. Demonstrate ability to perform a physical assessment including pain
9. Identify the signs and symptoms of medical emergencies that may occur in medical imaging or Nuclear medicine departments and demonstrate actions that may be taken to manage these.
10. Demonstrate radiopharmaceutical procedures.
Content1. Basic Nuclear Medicine Concepts
2. Introduction to Radiopharmacy
3. Nuclear Medicine Image Acquistion
4. Nuclear Medicine Quality Control
5. Nuclear Medicine Skeletal Imaging Techniques
6. Nuclear Medicine Pulmonary Imaging Techniques
7. Introductory CT
Replacing Course(s)Nil
TransitionN/A
Industrial Experience1
Assumed KnowledgeHLSC1000
PHYS1200
HUBS1105
HUBS1401
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsCase Study
Clinical
Lecture
Laboratory
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Laboratory ExercisesCompulsory Course Component - Radiopharmacy Skills Lab Exercises:
This assessment must be passed to attend Professional Placement, and to pass the course.
Other: (please specify)Compulsory Course Component:
To pass this course students must gain an overall mark of 50% or more and meet the following essential criteria.
1. Satisfactory attendance and completion of Labs.
2. A minimum of 50% in the Clinical Supervisor Assessment.
3. Students must gain "Expected Level" or above in all criteria to pass this course.
4. Satisfactory completion of the Professional Practice Attendance requirements.

Students must pass this course to progress to MRSC2300 and MRSC2330.
ReportsProfessional Placement Workbook
Completion of all parts of professional Placement Workbook
The Workbook details the work to be completed during the Professional Placement and includes:
- Clinical Supervisor Reports
- Reflective Task
- Clinical Skills Case Study Reports
- Clinical Contact
Contact HoursClinical: for 40 hour(s) per Week for 3 weeks
Laboratory: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 3 weeks
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Course ComponentPLACEMENT INFORMATION and REQUIREMENTS
This course includes a period of professional placement. The term professional placement includes all activities (clinical, fieldwork, industry placement, work experience) undertaken in a facility where patients or clients are seen and you are present as a student of the University of Newcastle. Placement is a compulsory course component of this course andplacement must be passed to pass this course.

To attend placement and pass this course students will need to demonstrate the following Placement Requirements prior to placement:

• a National Police Certificate
• a completed and signed NSW Health Code of Conduct Agreement
• a completed and signed NSW Health Student Declaration
• all specified immunisations and evidence of immunity
• a completed NSW Health Form 2. - Tuberculosis (TB) assessment tool
• a completed NSW Health Form 3. - Student Undertaking/Declaration

International Students (additional requirements)

• Police Certificates from all previous countries of residence (translated into English and certified as a true copy)

All School of Health Sciences students have been made aware of these rules since enrolment into their Programs in year 1, and students have been provided with information and assistance to complete the necessary placement requirements. Any student excluded from placement because they are unable to demonstrate the above compulsory course components will not be able to pass this course and will be given a failed grade (FF) for the course. Any student not able to fulfill the requirements above, or who are unwilling to meet these requirements, is required to make an appointment with the course coordinator to discuss their progress in this course and their degree. No opportunities to vary placement will be provided to students unable to demonstrate the necessary placement requirements.
Compulsory Program ComponentPrior successful completion of HUBS1105, HLSC1000 and be concurrently enrolled in MRSC1300. WorkCover approved First Aid Certificate.
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Nuclear Medicine).
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for MRSC1330