Nuclear Medicine Methods IIIA

Course code MRSC3300Units 20Level 3000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

This course further develops & examines complex and key components of Nuclear Medicine science. These components are divided into two domains:

1. Nuclear Medicine methods, which develops the concept of imaging procedures.

2. Radiopharmacy examines the principles of design, production, preparation and the physiological behaviour of radiopharmaceuticals.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesStudents should:
1. Describe and apply correct nuclear medicine practice in the diagnosis and treatment of disease or injury and appreciate the range of disease processes and injuries which can be diagnosed and treated with nuclear medicine.
2. Further develop clinical reasoning skills with regard to patient management, patient care, and imaging/treatment evaluation.
3. Describe the principles, design, preparation and production of radiopharmaceuticals including the laboratory techniques and the equipment involved.
4. Describe the physiological behaviour and physiological pathways of radiopharmaceuticals.
5. Discuss and apply quality control techniques in radiopharmacy.
6. Describe techniques for venepuncture and intravenous cannulation.
ContentNuclear Medicine Methods:

1. Cardio-vascular system

2. CNS Imaging

3. Lymphatic Imaging

4. Bone Mineral Densitometry (BMD)

5. Paediatric Imaging

6. Venepuncture/Cannulation

7. Radiopharmacy component
- Theraputic radiopharmaceutical design
- Theraputic radiopharmacueticals
- PET radiopharmaceuticals
- Molecular radiopharmaceuticals
- Drug interactions
- Good manufacturing process
- Radiopharmaceutical design
- Centralised radiopharmacy
- Future directions
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeMRSC2350 Nuclear Medicine Methods IIB
MRSC2380 Nuclear Medicine Professional Practice IIB
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Problem Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsThe assignment will investigate Radiopharmacy and the professional practice of Nuclear Medicine imaging.
Examination: FormalCompulsory Course Component - Examination in the end of semester exam period. This exam must be passed to pass the course.
Other: (please specify)Presentation
Contact HoursLecture: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Program ComponentCompulsory Program Component - Must have completed MRSC2350, MRSC2380, HUBS2103, HUBS1401 and be concurrently enrolled in MRSC3330.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for MRSC3300