Available in 2017
Course code



20 units


1000 level

Course handbook


This is the foundation professional methods course for the Bachelor Medical Radiation Science (Nuclear Medicine). This course covers the following areas: Basic Nuclear Medicine concepts, Introductory radiopharmacy, Nuclear Medicine image acquisition, Nuclear Medicine quality control, Nuclear Medicine skeletal imaging techniques and Nuclear Medicine pulmonary imaging techniques, and introductory CT.

Availability2017 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2017

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Describe basic Nuclear Medicine concepts

2. Identify fundamental concepts of radiopharmacy

3. Explain Nuclear Medicine imaging acquisition

4. Discuss Nuclear Medicine quality control

5. Describe Nuclear Medicine skeletal & pulmonary practice and procedures

6. Demonstrate basic clinical reasoning skills so as to provide optimal patient management and outcomes, based on clinical history, patient presentation and differential diagnosis to ensure the appropriate imaging pathway

7. Explain the mechanisms of injury and/or the causes of disease

8. Identify key scintigraphic anatomy

9. Demonstrate pattern recognition and image interpretation skills so as to identify and describe imaging pathology

10. Indentify fundamental concepts of CT


  1. Basic Nuclear Medicine concepts
  2. Introductory radiopharmacy
  3. Nuclear Medicine image acquisition
  4. Nuclear Medicine quality control
  5. Nuclear Medicine skeletal imaging techniques
  6. Nuclear Medicine pulmonary imaging techniques
  7. Introductory CT


This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Nuclear Medicine) program. Pre-requisite - successful completion of MRSC1010 and HUBS1105. Co-requisite - concurrent enrolment in MRSC1330.

Assumed knowledge

HLSC1000 MRSC1010 HUBS1105 HUBS1401

Assessment items

Formal Examination: Formal Exam *

Written Assignment: Written Assignment

Presentation: Presentation

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Formal Examination: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course. - A mark of 50% or more must be achieved in this item to pass the course.

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Note: Full Term does not include those times where students are on a timetabled professional placement.


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term