Nuclear Medicine Professional Practice IIA

Course code MRSC2330Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

This course provides students with the opportunity to consolidate basic professional knowledge, skills, attitudes and experience, by participating in professional skill labs at university and by attending a professional placement at an accredited Nuclear Medicine clinical centre.
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 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesStudents who successfully complete this course will be able to:
1. Demonstrate competence in Nuclear Medicine diagnostic/theraputic procedures as defined in the clincal accreditation record (CAR).
2. Evaluate scintigraphic images
3. Demonstrate a professional attitude towards members of the public and other health care workers
4. Demonstrate effective communication to members of the public and other health care workers, such as information gathering, active listening and empathy
5. Practice within an ethical and legal framework
6. Further develop clinical reasoning / management skills
7. Apply the skills and knowledge necessary to employ an evidenced based approach to decision making in healthcare practice
8. Reflect upon, and evaluate and critique his or her role within and during the clinical period, according to the level of experience
ContentNuclear Medicine Professional Practice:

1. Skeletal system
2. Pulmonary system
3. Endocrine system
4. Gastro-intestinal system
5. Genito-urinary system
6. Tumour imaging
7. Infection imaging
8. Therapy
9. Cardiovascular Imaging
Replacing Course(s)Nil
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeMRSC1300
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsCase Study
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)To pass this course students must attempt all assessment items and:
1. Gain a total mark of 50% or above and
2. Satisfactory attendence and completion of labs
3. Achieve a minimum of 50% in the clinical supervisor's report
4. Students must gain "Expected Level" or above in all criteria to pass this course
5. Satisfactory completion of Professional Practice Attendance Requirements.
Reports1. Professional Placement workbook.
Completion of all parts of the Professional Placement Workbook. The Workbook outlines the work to be completed during the Professional Placement and includes:
- Clinical Supervisor Reports
- Reflective Task
- competency evaluation
- Clinical Skills Case Study Reports
- Clinical Contact
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 3 weeks
Clinical: for 40 hour(s) per Week for 5 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Nuclear Medicine) program.
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 that they have met the mandatory NSW Health Verification Requirements.

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 MRSC1300, MRSC1330, & PHYS1250 and be concurrently enrolled in MRSC2300.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for MRSC2330