The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020
Course code



10 units


2000 level

Course handbook


This course further develops students' knowledge of professional Nuclear Medicine concepts like scintigraphic imaging and radiopharmacy. Both directly influence Nuclear Medicine professional practice. The Nuclear Medicine scintigraphic imaging topics covered in this course are radionuclide endocrineand gastrointestinal imaging, paediatric applications, and venepuncture and cannulation techniques.

Radiopharmacy examines the design, production and factors that influence the behaviour of radiopharmaceuticals.

Availability2020 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 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 their clinical reasoning skills with regard to patient management, patient care, and imaging/treatment evaluation

3. Describe the use of quality control test equipment in nuclear medicine

4. Describe the principles, design, preparation and production of radiopharmaceuticals including the general laboratory techniques and the equipment involved

5. Describe the physiological behaviour and physiological pathways of radiopharmaceuticals

6. Discuss and apply quality control techniques in radiopharmacy

7. Continue to develop communication skills (written & oral)

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

9. Conduct a literature search using all major information technologies

10. Further develop & apply self learning skills

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


Nuclear Medicine Methods:

1. Endocrine imaging 2. Gastrointestinal imaging 3. Paediatric applications 4. Venepuncture and cannulation techniques


1. Production of radionuclides 2. Radionuclide generator systems 3. Design of radiopharmaceuticals and their behaviour 4. Introduction to cell labelling and monclonal antibodies 5. Radiopharmaceuticals and pregnancy 8. QC and ITLC


Students must be concurrently enrolled in MRSC2380, have successfully completed MRSC2300 & MRSC2330, and be active in the BMRS (Nuclear Medicine) (11019) or the BMRS (Honours) (Nuclear Medicine) (40011) program to enrol in this course.

Assumed knowledge

MRSC2300 Nuclear Medicine Methods IIA

MRSC2330 Nuclear Medicine Professional Practice IIA

Assessment items

Formal Examination: Exam - formal

Written Assignment: Essay Written Assignment

Project: Groupwork Conference Poster Project

Contact hours


Field Study

Face to Face Off Campus 8 hour(s) per Week for 1 Weeks

ANSTO trip - organised on a day and time convenient with ANSTO


Face to Face On Campus 20 hour(s) per Term Full Term

2 hours per week for 8 weeks and 4 hours per week for 1 week


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