Nuclear Medicine Professional Practice 1B

Course code MRSC1330
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables


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



  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

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.


  1. 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

Review of Progress

This course is a compulsory program requirement for students in the following program(s):

In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students enrolled in these program(s) must satisfactorily complete this course in order to progress in their program.


This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Nuclear Medicine) program. Pre-requisite - successful completion of MRSC1010, HLSC1000 and HUBS1105. Co-requisite - concurrent enrolment in MRSC1300.

Assumed Knowledge

HLSC1000 MRSC1010 HUBS1105 HUBS1401

Assessment Items

Report: Report - Professional Placement Workbook *

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Laboratory Exercises *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Report: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • NSW Health Verification Requirements - Students must complete NSW Health Department requirements for students to attend placements in NSW Health facilities.

Contact Hours



Face to Face Off Campus 40 hour(s) per Week for 3 Weeks

For Clinical: Clinical Briefing 1 hr prior to placement - compulsory attendance Professional Placement for 15 shifts during the semester.


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Note: Full Term does not include those times where students are on a timetabled professional placement.


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 3 Weeks