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Area/Catalogue
RADY 3024

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
101505

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Health Sciences

Course aim

To provide students with opportunities to develop the appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes in more complex and advanced levels of Nuclear Medicine clinical practice.

Course content

Anatomy, physiology and pathology of tumour, inflammatory, vascular, bone densitometry, lacrimal and haematology procedures as related to radiopharmaceutical distribution and scan findings of specific Nuclear Medicine techniques; techniques of tumour, inflammatory, vascular, bone densitometry, lacrimal and haematology procedures pertaining to adults and paediatrics; image quality and manipulation; accuracy of techniques; radiopharmaceuticals used and their mechanisms of uptake in relation to tumour, inflammatory, vascular, bone densitometry, lacrimal and haematology procedures; principles, calibration, quality control and use of a bone densitometer; principles of venesection and issues relevant to occupational health and safety; quality control procedures pertaining to the general Nuclear Medicine equipment including the centrifuge and biosafety hazard cabinet; laboratory safety; radiation protection; interpersonal communication skills - responding empathically, nursing skills/patient interactions, patient confidentiality/privacy, patients with particular needs (geriatric, paediatric); patient care - handling difficult situations, clinical and social implications of disease; health care systems and patient management; 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 3032 CT and PET Imaging
RADY 3023 Nuclear Medicine Studies 3
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
Practical 6 hours x 1 week
Seminar 1 hour x 6 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
Presentation - 20% 20 minutes
Assignment 1500 words 20% -
Examination - 60% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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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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