The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020
Course code

MRSC4330

Units

10 units

Level

4000 level

Course handbook

Description

By attending a professional placement at an accredited clinical centre in a variety of Nuclear Medicine service settings, this course allows students to broaden their professional practice experience, consolidate academic knowledge and refine professional skills towards competent practitioner level.


Availability

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2020

Learning outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate competence with performing routine and complex Nuclear Medicine procedures.

2. Perform complex image analysis.

3. Demonstrate a professional attitude towards members of the public and other health care workers

4. Demonstrate clinical reasoning / management skills consistent with their level of experience

5. Demonstrate good communication skills with members of the public and other health care workers in the delivery of patient care

6. Practice within an ethical and legal framework

7. Apply the skills and knowledge necessary to employ an evidenced based approach to decision making in healthcare practice

8. Reflect upon, and evaluate and critique his or her role within and during the clinical placement, according to the level of experience


Content

The course content includes all aspects of routine and complex nuclear medicine imaging and therapy applications, including hybrid imaging with CT.


Review of Progress

This course is a compulsory program requirement for students in the following program(s):

In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students enrolled in these program(s) must satisfactorily complete this course in order to progress in their program.


Requisite

Students must have successfully completed MRSC3355 & MRSC3380 and be active in the B Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Nuclear Medicine) (40011) program to enrol in this course.


Assumed knowledge

Students must sucessfully complete MRSC3355 & MRSC3380.


Assessment items

Report: Placement Workbook. *

Portfolio: Clinical portfolio *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.


Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Clinical: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions.
  • Workshop: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions.

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Portfolio: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Report: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course. - Students must complete and submit and parts of the clinical workbook and complete the required clinical contact hours.
  • Report: Minimum Grade / Mark Requirement - Students must obtain a specified minimum grade / mark in this assessment item to pass the course. - Students must gain 50% or more in the Final Clinical Supervisors Assessment with no criteria assessed at Below Expected levels.

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • NSW Health Verification Requirements - Mandatory NSW Health Verification Requirements must be met.
  • First Aid Certificate - students must complete a First Aid Certificate issued by an approved provider.

Contact hours

Callaghan

Clinical

Face to Face Off Campus 5 day(s) per Week for 7 Weeks

Workshop

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 3 Weeks