Available in 2021
Course code



10 units


1000 level

Course handbook


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.

Availability2021 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2021

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.


  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.


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





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: There is a compulsory attendance requirement in this course. - 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



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


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


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