Nuclear Medicine Professional Practice IIIB

Course code MRSC3380Units 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 lectures at university and by successfully completing a professional placement at an accredited Nuclear Medicine clinical centre.

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 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesStudents 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 healthcare 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 (PET), PET/CT & SPECT/CT, & CT
12. Bone densitometry
13. Central nervous system
14. Lymphatics
15. Molecular imaging
Replacing Course(s)Nil
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeMRSC3300
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsCase Study
Problem Based Learning
Assessment Items
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.
Reports1.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 includeds:
- Clinical Supervisor Reports
- Reflective Task
- Competency evaluation
- Clinical Skills Case Study Reports
- Clinical Contact
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
Clinical: for 40 hour(s) per Week for 5 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Nuclear Medicine).
Compulsory Program ComponentPrior successful completion of MRSC3300, & MRSC3330 and be concurrently enrolled in MRSC3350. WorkCover approved First Aid Certificate.
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.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for MRSC3380