The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


This advanced course reviews current and emerging issues in Nuclear Medicine to further prepare students for future professional practice.

The course examines:

-current Nuclear Medicine imaging procedures and application to a range of diseases and injuries,

-radiation biology including molecular and cellular radiation biology and biological effects

-Nuclear Medicine radiation protection principles and application

Focus given to communication skills and teamwork as they apply to Nuclear Medicine practice.

Availability2020 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2020

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): MRSC3350. Students who have successfully completed MRSC3350 are not eligible to enrol in MRSC3355.

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. Apply their clinical reasoning skills with regard to patient management, patient care, and imaging/treatment evaluation

3. Critically examine emerging issues in nuclear medicine

4. Describe the principles of Nuclear Medicine radiobiology

5. Describe and apply principles of Nuclear Medicine radiation protection

6. Develop and demonstrate communication skills to present a clear and coherent presentation of knowledge and ideas

7. Demonstrate the ability to work effectively in a team


Content includes:

- Range of disease and injuries that can be diagnosed and treated with Nuclear Medicine

- Principles and processes relating to oncology imaging and radionuclide therapy

- Principles and processes relating to Lymphatic Imaging

- Nuclear Medicine Radiobiology including molecular and cellular radiation biology, and the biological effects of radiation.

- Radiation Protection principles and practice


Students must be concurrently enrolled in MRSC3380, have successfully completed MRSC3305 & MRSC3330, and be active in the B MRS (Honours) (Nuclear Medicine) (40011) program to enrol in this course.

Assumed knowledge

MRSC3305, MRSC3330.

Assessment items

Formal Examination: Formal Examination *

Presentation: Group 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. - This exam must be passed to pass the course.

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