RADY 2010


Course Level


Offered Externally


Course ID


Unit Value


University-wide elective course

First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Allied Health & Human Performance

Course aim

To provide students with opportunities to develop the appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes for an initial period of Nuclear Medicine clinical practice.

Course content

Anatomy, physiology and pathology of the skeletal, respiratory, endocrine and urinary systems as related to radiopharmaceutical distribution and scan findings of specific Nuclear Medicine techniques; techniques of the skeletal, respiratory, endocrine and urinary systems pertaining to adults and paediatrics; the process of image formation; digital image quality and manipulation; picture archiving and communication systems (PACS); accuracy of techniques; radiopharmaceuticals used and their mechanisms of uptake in relation to the skeletal, respiratory, endocrine and urinary systems; principles of single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) including quality control procedures; principles, calibration, quality control and use of the dose calibrator and 99Molybdenum (Mo)/99mTechnetium (Tc) generator; quality control procedures pertaining to the gamma camera and general Nuclear Medicine equipment including radiation and scintillation detectors; radioactive ‘spill clean up’; laboratory safety; radiation protection; introduction to radiation biology; interpersonal communication skills - initiating contact, responding empathically, nursing skills/patient interactions, patient identification, patient confidentiality/privacy, patients with particular needs (geriatric, paediatric, English second language), interviewing skills, identifying needs; patient care - body image, handling difficult situations, counselling, effects of medication, monitoring patient comfort and welfare, duty of care; team work; professionalism; ethics; legalities; medical terminology; situation analysis.




Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
MEDI 2006 Pathology for Medical Radiation
PHYS 1017 Physics for Medical Radiation 2
HLTH 1026 Medical Radiation Clinical Human Anatomy



Teaching method

Component Duration
Lecture 3 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial 3 hours x 13 weeks
Practical 1 hour x 6 weeks
Seminar 2 hours x 3 weeks

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


Assignment, Examination, Presentation


EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Course Coordinators

UniSA Allied Health & Human Performance

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