Nuclear Medicine Methods IIB

Course code MRSC2350Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

This course further develops students' knowledge of professional Nuclear Medicine concepts like scintigraphic imaging and radiopharmacy. Both directly influence Nuclear Medicine professional practice. The Nuclear Medicine scintigraphic imaging topics covered in this course are radionuclide therapy, tumour, infection and cardiovascular scintigraphic imaging.
Radiopharmacy examines the design, production and factors that influence the behaviour of radiopharmaceuticals.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn satisfactory completion of this course students should be able to:

1. Describe and apply correct nuclear medicine practice in the diagnosis and treatment of disease, and appreciate the range of disease processes which can be diagnosed and treated with nuclear medicine and hybrid imaging
2. Apply their clinical reasoning skills with regard to patient management, patient care, and imaging/treatment evaluation
3. Describe the use of quality control test equipment in nuclear medicine
4. Describe the principles, design, preparation and production of radiopharmaceuticals including the general laboratory techniques and the equipment involved
5. Describe the physiological behaviour and physiological pathways of radiopharmaceuticals
6. Discuss and apply quality control techniques in radiopharmacy
7. Continue to develop communication skills (written & oral)
8. Apply their critical reasoning skills through the use of structured critical appraisal approach
9. Conduct a literature search using all major information technologies
10. Further develop & apply self learning skills
11. Reflect on & evaluate personal & peer contribution to the learning process via formal self & peer assessment.
ContentNuclear Medicine Methods:
1. Tumour imaging
2. Infection imaging
3. Therapy
4. Cardiovascular
5. Monoclonal Antibodies for imaging and therapy

1. Production of radionuclides
2. Radionuclide generator systems
3. Chemistry labelling of:
- Technetium and chelation compounds
- Gallium, Thallium and Indium
- Iodine and iodination techniques
4. Design of radiopharmaceuticals and their behaviour
5. Introduction to cell labelling and monclonal antibodies
6. Radiopharmaceuticals and pregnancy
7. QC and ITLC
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeMRSC2300 Nuclear Medicine Methods IIA
MRSC2330 Nuclear Medicine Professional Practice IIA
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Experience Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsThe assignment will investigate radiopharmacy practices and Nuclear Medicine imaging procedures.
Examination: FormalFormal exam in end of semester exam period
Other: (please specify)Conference Poster Project.
Students work in a peer learning and support group to develop a conference poster.
Contact HoursTutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Field Study: for 8 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
Lecture: for 4 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
Self Directed Learning: for 6 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Program ComponentMust have completed MRSC2300, MRSC2330 and be concurrently enrolled in MRSC2380.
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Nuclear Medicine) program.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for MRSC2350