Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Nuclear Medicine)

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Nuclear Medicine uses a mix of sophisticated medical imaging technology such as scintigraphy, SPECT, hybrid PET/CT, people skills and radioactive chemical compounds (radiopharmaceuticals) to image and/or treat a wide variety of injuries or diseases ranging from elite athletes with sports injuries, to cardiac and brain studies, to cancer patients.


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Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-i-study/undergraduate-programs/how-to-get-in/ for information on how to gain entry.

You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Please visit

http://www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-i-study/undergraduate-programs/how-to-get-in/domestic-students/options-for-entry/bonus-points.html to see if you may be eligible.

Current Australian Year 12 students - Apply for entry through UAC. Entry is based on ATAR or interstate equivalent.

Non school leavers and previous Australian Year 12 students - Apply for entry through UAC. Entry based on

  • previous year 12 studies
  • higher education, tertiary or post-secondary qualifications and/or
  • overseas qualifications considered equivalent to Australian qualifications

International students currently attempting Year 12 in Australia: Apply for entry through UAC. Entry is based on ATAR or interstate equivalent.

All other international students: Apply direct to International Admissions. Entry based on overseas qualifications considered equivalent to Australian qualifications, as well as satisfying English language requirements.

Students who completed their education in a non-English speaking country must have an IELTS of 7.0 on admission in line with University policy.


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English, and Mathematics or Physics


Selection Criteria (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

Milestone:
  • National Police Certificate
  • Prohibited Employment Declaration
Additional Selection Criteria:
  • Fulfill the requirements of the NSW Health immunization policy. Special selection procedures apply to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants.


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If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to new program go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on How to apply for credit.


Honours (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) is available to students who achieve the required grade-point average.


Practical Experience (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

Students will be placed within the Hunter and in locations across NSW, other states of Australia, and New Zealand.


Professional Accreditation (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

Australia is recognised as a world leader in Nuclear Medicine education and practice. Our program is accredited by the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine. A professional year is required after you graduate from university and after satisfying professional accreditation you can work and travel the world.


International Students (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

International students must comply with the University of Newcastle's English language proficiency requirements. All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/students/international/student-support/ to find out more about the support services available to international students.


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Students who have impaired function in their hands or arms, or a audio-visual impairment will have difficulty pursuing this program. It is highly advisable for any prospective student with such a disability to contact the Faculty to discuss the issue.

Students with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student¿s responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more i


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Nuclear Medicine Scientists are required to provide a safe environment for patients, staff and themselves. They need to be able to lift and support the movement of equipment and patients, and move freely and quickly around departments and hospitals. The profession can be physically challenging. All applicants need to be able to complete all parts of the clinical placement program to both complete the course and become accredited with the profession.

There are approximately 25 weeks (1000 hours) of professional placement within the program.

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/unit/ctl/lsp/

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.


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Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Nuclear Medicine) requires the completion of 240 units.


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Core Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
HLSC1000Transition to Health Sciences Education and PracticeSemester 110 units
HUBS1105Musculoskeletal AnatomySemester 110 units
HUBS1401Human BioscienceSemester 110 units
MRSC1010Medical Radiation Science 1ASemester 110 units
MRSC1300Nuclear Medicine Methods 1B

Prior successful completion of MRSC1010 and HUBS1105. Concurrent enrolment in MRSC1330.

Semester 220 units
MRSC1330Nuclear Medicine Professional Practice 1B

Prior successful completion of MRSC1010, HUBS1105 & HLSC1000. Concurrent enrolment in MRSC1300. Current NPC, PED, WorkCover First Aid Cert, Patient Confidentiality Form & NSW Health Immunisation.

Semester 210 units
PHYS1250MRS Physics & Radiation ProtectionSemester 210 units
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Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
HUBS2103Neural and Visceral AnatomySemester 110 units
MRSC2300Nuclear Medicine Methods IIA

Prior successful completion of MRSC1300 and MRSC1330. Concurrent enrolment in MRSC2330.

Semester 110 units
MRSC2330Nuclear Medicine Professional Practice IIA

Prior successful completion of MRSC1300, MRSC1330 and PHYS1250. Concurrent enrolment in MRSC2300.Current NPC, Workcover Approved First Aid Cert, Prohibited Employment Declaration.

Semester 110 units
MRSC2501Medical Radiation Science Instrumentation 2A

Prior successful completion of PHYS1250.

Semester 110 units
MRSC2350Nuclear Medicine Methods IIB

Prior successful completion of MRSC2300 and MRSC2330. Concurrent enrolment in MRSC2380.

Semester 210 units
MRSC2380Nuclear Medicine Professional Practice II B

Prior successful completion of MRSC2300 and MRSC2330. Concurrent enrolment in MRSC2350. Current NPC, Workcover Approved First Aid Cert, Prohibited Employment Declaration.

Semester 210 units
MRSC2580Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation IIB

Prior successful completion of PHYS1250.

Semester 210 units
Directed Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Choose 10 units from the following Directed Courses.
HLSC2241Engaging Communities: Cross Disciplinary PerspectivesSemester 210 units
HLSC2242Working With Men and Boys in Human ServicesSemester 210 units
PSYC2505Foundations of Psychology and Sociology for Health ProfessionalsSemester 210 units
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Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
STAT1070Statistics for the SciencesSemester 110 units
MRSC3300Nuclear Medicine Methods IIIA

Prior successful completion of MRSC2350, MRSC2380, HUBS2103 and HUBS1401. Concurrent enrolment in MRSC3330.

Semester 120 units
MRSC3330Nuclear Medicine Professional Practice IIIA

Prior successful completion of MRSC2350 and MRSC2380. Concurrent enrolment in MRSC3300.Current NPC, Workcover Approved First Aid Cert, Prohibited Employment Declaration.

Semester 110 units
MRSC3350Nuclear Medicine Methods IIIB

Prior successful completion of MRSC3300 and MRSC3330. Concurrent enrolment in MRSC3380.

Semester 220 units
MRSC3380Nuclear Medicine Professional Practice IIIB

Prior successful completion of MRSC3300 and MRSC3330. Concurrent enrolment in MRSC3350. Current NPC, Workcover Approved First Aid Cert, Prohibited Employment Declaration.

Semester 210 units
Electives
Elective 1Choose 10 units outside core or compulsory courses for this program.Semester 210 units