Available in 2018
Course code



20 units


3000 level

Course handbook


This course further develops & examines complex and key components of Nuclear Medicine science. These components are divided into two domains:

1. Nuclear Medicine methods, which develops the concept of imaging procedures.

2. Radiopharmacy examines the principles of design, production, preparation and the physiological behaviour of radiopharmaceuticals.

Availability2018 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2018

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 or injury and appreciate the range of disease processes and injuries which can be diagnosed and treated with nuclear medicine.

2. Further develop clinical reasoning skills with regard to patient management, patient care, and imaging/treatment evaluation.

3. Describe best practice techniques for venepuncture and intravenous cannulation

4. Describe the principles, design, preparation and production of radiopharmaceuticals including the 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


Nuclear Medicine Methods:

  1. Cardio-vascular system
  2. CNS Imaging
  3. Lymphatic Imaging
  4. Bone Mineral Densitometry (BMD)
  5. Paediatric Imaging
  6. Venepuncture/Cannulation
  7. Radiopharmacy component  -
  • Theraputic radiopharmaceutical design
  • Theraputic radiopharmacueticals
  • PET radiopharmaceuticals
  • Molecular radiopharmaceuticals
  • Drug interactions
  • Good manufacturing process
  • Radiopharmaceutical design
  • Centralised radiopharmacy
  • Future directions


This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Nuclear Medicine) program. Pre-requisite - successful completion MRSC2350, MRSC2380, HUBS2103 and HUBS1401. Co-requisite - concurrent enrolment in MRSC3330.

Assumed knowledge

MRSC2350 Nuclear Medicine Methods IIB MRSC2380 Nuclear Medicine Professional Practice IIB

Assessment items

Formal Examination: Exams *

Essay: Essay Written Assignment

Presentation: Presentation

* 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: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for 8 Weeks


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