Nuclear Medicine Professional Practice IIIA

Course code MRSC3330Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

This course allows students to consolidate their basic professional skills and to refine their advanced professional skills, by participating in professional skills labs at university and by successfully completing a professional placement at an accredited Nuclear Medicine clinical centre.

Compulsory Course Component - 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
ObjectivesStudent who successfully complete this course will be able to:
1. Demonstrate competence with performing complex Nuclear Medicine procedures involving pharmaceutical contraindication knowledge
2. Perform complex image analysis.
3. Demonstrate a professional attitude towards members of the public and other health care workers
4. Demonstrate clinical reasoning/ management skills consistent with their level of experience.
5. Combine good communication skills with members of the public and other health care workers in the delivery of patient care
6. Practice within an ethical and legal framework
7. Describe the current and future roles that may be required to practice within and reflect on the need for continual learning to improve clinical practice
8. Apply the skills and knowledge necessary to employ an evidenced based approach to decision making in health care practice.
9. Reflect upon and evaluate and critique his or her role within and during the clinical placement, according to the level of experience.
Content1. Skeletal system
2. Pulmonary system
3. Endocrine system
4. Gastro-intestinal system
5. Genito-urinary system
6. Tumour imaging
7. Cardiovascular system
8. Infection localisation
9. Paediatrics
10. Therapy
11. Positron Emission Tomography
12. Bone densitometry
13. Central nervous system
14. Lymphatics
15. Molecular imaging
Replacing Course(s)Nil
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeMRSC2350
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsCase Study
Problem Based Learning
Assessment Items
Laboratory ExercisesCompulsory Course Component - Radiopharmacy Skills Lab Exercises:
This assessment must be passed to attend Professional Placement, and to pass the course.
Other: (please specify)Compulsory Course Component:
To pass this course students must gain an overall mark of 50% or above and meet the following essential criteria.
1. A minimum of 50% in the Clinical Supervisor Assessment
2. Students must gain "Expected Level" or above in all criteria to pass this course.
3. Satisfactory completion of the Professional Practice Attendance requirements.
4. Satisfactory attendance and completion of labs

Students must pass this course to progress to MRSC3350 and MRSC3380
ReportsReports - 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 Supervisors Reports
- Reflective Task
- Competency Evaluation
- Clinical Skills Case Study Reports
- Clinical Contact
Contact HoursClinical: for 40 hour(s) per Week for 5 weeks
Laboratory: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
Compulsory Components
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 MRSC2350, & MRSC2380 and be concurrently enrolled in MRSC3300. WorkCover approved First Aid Certificate.
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Nuclear Medicine).
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for MRSC3330