The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020
Course code



10 units


2000 level

Course handbook


This course further develops fundamental professional Nuclear Medicine concepts and generic graduate learning outcomes. Both of these directly contribute to Nuclear Medicine professional practice. The Nuclear Medicine professional specific topics covered in this course include pulmonary and cardiovascular imaging, introduction to CT imaging, and critical appraisal of research papers.

Availability2020 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2020

Learning outcomes

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

1. Describe and apply correct nuclear medicine practice in the diagnosis and treatment of disease, and appreciate the range of disease processes which can be diagnosed and treated with nuclear medicine and hybrid imaging

2. Apply clinical reasoning skills to patient management, patient care, and imaging/treatment evaluation

3. Continue to develop communication skills

4. Apply critical reasoning skills through the use of structured critical appraisal approach

5. Conduct a literature search using all major information technologies

6. Reflect on & evaluate personal & peer contribution to the learning process via formal self & peer assessment


Profession specific:

  1. Pulmonary system
  2. Cardiovascular system
  3. Introduction to CT imaging
  4. Critical Appraisal of Research Papers


Students must be concurrently enrolled in MRSC2330, have successfully completed MRSC1330, AND MRSC1300 OR MRSC1350, and be active in the BMRS (Nuclear Medicine) (11019) or the BMRS (Honours) (Nuclear Medicine) (40011) program to enrol in this course.

Assumed knowledge

MRSC1300 Nuclear Medicine Methods IB OR MRSC1350 Nuclear Medicine Methods 1


MRSC1330 Nuclear Medicine Professional Practice IB

Assessment items

Formal Examination: Formal Examination

Written Assignment: Critical Appraisal

Written Assignment: Essay/Written Assignment

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 7 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 7 Weeks