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Area/Catalogue
RADY 3023

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
101504

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Health Sciences

Course aim

To provide students with opportunities to develop the appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes leading to a more complex level of Nuclear Medicine clinical practice.

Course content

Anatomy, physiology and pathology of the central nervous system and other specific regions/areas in the body as related to radiopharmaceutical distribution and scan findings of specific Nuclear Medicine techniques; techniques of the central nervous system and positron emission tomography (PET) pertaining to adults and paediatrics; image quality and manipulation; accuracy of techniques; radiopharmaceuticals used and their mechanisms of uptake in relation to the central nervous system and positron emission tomography (PET) studies; advantages and disadvantages of positron emission tomography (PET) and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) including co-registration with computed tomography (CT); radiation protection; verbal/non-verbal communication skills; patient care - handling difficult situations, processes involved with grief and loss, the unconscious patient, the disabled patient; team work including with other health care professionals; professionalism; ethics; legalities; medical terminology; situation analysis.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
RADY 3022 Nuclear Medicine Studies 2
PHYS 2006 Physics for Medical Radiation 3

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 6 hours x 6 weeks
Tutorial 4 hours x 6 weeks
Seminar 1 hour x 4 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Case study 1500 words 20% -
Examination - 60% 2 hours
Assignment 2000 words 20% -

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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