Nuclear Medicine Methods IIIB

Course code MRSC3350Units 20Level 3000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

This advanced course reviews current and emerging issues in Nuclear Medicine so that students will be prepared for future professional practice. The course examines current and emerging issues in Nuclear Medicine imaging procedures, radiation biology & radiation protection principles specific to Nuclear Medicine, and transition to professional practice requirements.

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 or injury and appreciate the range of disease processes and injuries which can be diagnosed and treated with nuclear medicine.
2. Apply their clinical reasoning skills with regard to patient management, patient care, and imaging/treatment evaluation.
3. Critically examine emerging issues in nuclear medicine.
4. Describe the principles of Nuclear Medicine radiobiology including molecular and cellular radiation biology, and the biological effects of radiation.
5. Describe and apply principles of Nuclear Medicine radiation protection.
6. Recognise the requirements for professional practice and mandatory continuing professional development programs.
7. Describe basic concepts of health psychology relating to illness and patient care.
Content1. Continuing Professional Development.
2. New and Emerging Technology in Nuclear Medicine.
3. Nuclear Medicine Radiobiology and Radiation Protection.
4. Applications of Health Psychology in Nuclear Medicine.
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeMRSC3300 Nuclear Medicine Methods IIIA
MRSC3330 Nuclear Professional Practice IIIA
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Examination: On-line
Online Discussion
Student Projects
Contact HoursEmail Discussion Group: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 6 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Program ComponentMust have completed MRSC3300, MRSC3330 and be concurrently enrolled in MRSC3380.
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Nuclear Medicine) program.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for MRSC3350