The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019
Course code

MRSC1330

Units

10 units

Level

1000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course introduces students to clinical Nuclear Medicine professional practice. Students will begin to develop professional knowledge, skills, attitudes and experience, by participating in professional skills labs at university and by attending a professional placement at an accredited Nuclear Medicine clinical centre. The labs and professional placement will facilitate the development of student confidence and competence in undertaking and participating in basic Nuclear Medicine professional procedures. The labs must be passed to be allowed to attend professional practice, and pass the course.


Availability2019 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2019

Learning outcomes

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

1. Apply, participate in, and develop clinical skills in, Nuclear Medicine procedures at a level suitable to their current clinical experience

2. Develop and demonstrate a professional attitude towards members of the public and other health care workers

3. Develop clinical reasoning skills

4. Demonstrate communication skills with members of the public and other health care workers

5. Practice within an ethical and legal framework

6. Be able to evaluate and critique his or her role within and during the clinical period, according to the level of experience

7. Identify the signs and symptoms of medical emergencies that may occur in medical imaging or Nuclear medicine departments and demonstrate actions that may be taken to manage these.

8. Demonstrate radiopharmaceutical procedures.

9. Demonstrate an ability to identify hazards in the workplace and perform a basic risk assessment.


Content

  1. Basic Nuclear Medicine Concepts
  2. Introduction to Radiopharmacy
  3. Nuclear Medicine Image Acquistion
  4. Nuclear Medicine Quality Control
  5. Nuclear Medicine Skeletal Imaging Techniques
  6. Nuclear Medicine Pulmonary Imaging Techniques
  7. Introductory CT
  8. Risk Assessment

Review of Progress

This course is a compulsory program requirement for students in the following program(s):

In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students enrolled in these program(s) must satisfactorily complete this course in order to progress in their program.


Requisite

Students must have successfully completed MRSC1010, HLSC1000 & HUBS1105 PLUS

concurrent enrolment in MRSC1300 and active in BMRS (Nuclear Medicine) (11019) OR concurrent enrolment in MRSC1350 and active in BMRS (Honours) (Nuclear Medicine) (40011).


Assumed knowledge

MRSC1330Nuclear Medicine Professional Practice 1BThis course introduces students to clinical Nuclear Medicine professional practice. Students will begin to develop professional knowledge, skills, attitudes and experience, by participating in professional skills labs at university and by attending a professional placement at an accredited Nuclear Medicine clinical centre. The labs and professional placement will facilitate the development of student confidence and competence in undertaking and participating in basic Nuclear Medicine professional procedures. The labs must be passed to be allowed to attend professional practice, and pass the course.FHEALFaculty of Health and Medicine672School of Health Sciences1010005980Semester 2 - 2019CALLAGHANCallaghan2019HLSC1000

MRSC1010

HUBS1105

HUBS1401 Basic Nuclear Medicine Concepts Introduction to Radiopharmacy Nuclear Medicine Image Acquistion Nuclear Medicine Quality Control Nuclear Medicine Skeletal Imaging Techniques Nuclear Medicine Pulmonary Imaging Techniques Introductory CT Risk Assessment NOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:1Apply, participate in, and develop clinical skills in, Nuclear Medicine procedures at a level suitable to their current clinical experience2Develop and demonstrate a professional attitude towards members of the public and other health care workers3Develop clinical reasoning skills4Demonstrate communication skills with members of the public and other health care workers5Practice within an ethical and legal framework6Be able to evaluate and critique his or her role within and during the clinical period, according to the level of experience7Identify the signs and symptoms of medical emergencies that may occur in medical imaging or Nuclear medicine departments and demonstrate actions that may be taken to manage these.8Demonstrate radiopharmaceutical procedures.9Demonstrate an ability to identify hazards in the workplace and perform a basic risk assessment. This course is a compulsory program requirement for students in the following program(s):11019Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Nuclear Medicine)40011Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Nuclear Medicine)In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students enrolled in these program(s) must satisfactorily complete this course in order to progress in their program.Students must have successfully completed MRSC1010, HLSC1000 & HUBS1105 PLUS

concurrent enrolment in MRSC1300 and active in BMRS (Nuclear Medicine) (11019) OR concurrent enrolment in MRSC1350 and active in BMRS (Honours) (Nuclear Medicine) (40011).Report: Report - Professional Placement Workbook *Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Practical Radiopharmacy Lab Assessment* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.CallaghanClinicalFace to Face Off Campus40hour(s)per Week for2Weeks0Professional Placement for 10 shifts during the semester Clinical Briefing 1 hr prior to placement - compulsory attendanceLaboratoryFace to Face On Campus2hour(s)per Week for9Weeks0LectureFace to Face On Campus2hour(s)per Week for3Weeks0In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:General Course Requirements:Laboratory: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions.Must attend compulsory lab induction in week 1

Must attend compulsory lab assessment in week 12

Must attend 75% of labs overall (8 out of 10)Course Assessment Requirements:Report: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.To pass this course students must:

1. Gain a minimum of 50% overall

2. Gain a minimum of 50% in the final clinical supervisor assessment

3. Gain "expected level" or above in all criteriaPre-Placement Requirements:NSW Health Verification Requirements - Mandatory NSW Health Verification Requirements must be met.


Assessment items

Report: Report - Professional Placement Workbook *

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Practical Radiopharmacy Lab Assessment

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.


Compulsory Requirements

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

General Course Requirements:

  • Laboratory: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. - Must attend compulsory lab induction in week 1 Must attend compulsory lab assessment in week 12 Must attend 75% of labs overall (8 out of 10)

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Report: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course. - To pass this course students must: 1. Gain a minimum of 50% overall 2. Gain a minimum of 50% in the final clinical supervisor assessment 3. Gain "expected level" or above in all criteria

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • NSW Health Verification Requirements - Mandatory NSW Health Verification Requirements must be met.

Contact hours

Callaghan

Clinical

Face to Face Off Campus 40 hour(s) per Week for 2 Weeks

Professional Placement for 10 shifts during the semester Clinical Briefing 1 hr prior to placement - compulsory attendance

Laboratory

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 9 Weeks

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 3 Weeks