Nuclear Medicine Methods IIB

Course code MRSC2350
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

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.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

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 Generic

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.

Content

Nuclear Medicine Methods:
1. Tumour imaging
2. Infection imaging
3. Therapy
4. Cardiovascular
5. Monoclonal Antibodies for imaging and therapy

Radiopharmacy:
1. Production of radionuclides
2. Radionuclide generator systems
3. Chemistry labelling of:

  • Technetium and chelation compounds
  • allium, 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

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Nuclear Medicine) program. Pre-requisite - successful completion of MRSC2300 and MRSC2330. Co-requisite - concurrent enrolment in MRSC2380.

Assumed Knowledge

MRSC2300 Nuclear Medicine Methods IIA MRSC2330 Nuclear Medicine Professional Practice IIA

Assessment Items

Formal Examination: Exam - formal

Written Assignment: Essay Written Assignment

Project: Groupwork Conference Poster Project

Contact Hours

Field Study

Face to Face Off Campus 8 hour(s) per Week for 1 Weeks

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

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 28 hour(s) per Term

2 hours per week for full term and 4 hours pr week for 1 week

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 6 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

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.