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
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.
MRSC2300 Nuclear Medicine Methods IIA
MRSC2330 Nuclear Medicine Professional Practice IIA
Formal Examination: Exam - formal
Written Assignment: Essay Written Assignment
Project: Groupwork Conference Poster Project
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