The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020
Course code



10 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, overview of routine procedures, Introductory radiopharmacy, Nuclear Medicine image acquisition, Nuclear Medicine quality control, Nuclear Medicine skeletal imaging techniques and Nuclear Medicine pulmonary imaging techniques.

Availability2020 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2020

Learning outcomes

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

1. Describe basic Nuclear Medicine concepts

2. Describe the range of routine Nuclear Medicine procedures

3. Identify fundamental concepts of radiopharmacy

4. Explain Nuclear Medicine imaging acquisition

5. Discuss Nuclear Medicine quality control

6. Describe Nuclear Medicine skeletal imaging procedures

7. 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

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

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

10. Develop academic skills for data base searching and retrieving and synthesising relevant clinical information


1. Basic Nuclear Medicine concepts2. Overview of routine Nuclear Medicine procedures3. Introductory radiopharmacy4 Nuclear Medicine image acquisition5. Nuclear Medicine quality control6. Nuclear Medicine skeletal imaging


Students must be concurrently enrolled in MRSC1330, have successfully completed MRSC1010 and HUBS1105, and be active in the Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Nuclear Medicine) program to enrol in this course.

Assumed knowledge

MRSC1010, HLSC1000, HUBS1105, HUBS1401

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Essays / Written Assignments

Formal Examination: Formal Examination *

Quiz: Online Quiz

* 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: Minimum Grade / Mark Requirement - Students must obtain a specified minimum grade / mark in this assessment item to pass the course. - Students must achieve 50% or more in the formal examination to pass the course

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 10 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 8 Weeks