Course Title: Nuclear Medicine Technology 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Nuclear Medicine Technology 2

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ONPS2346

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

ONPS2346

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2017

ONPS2402

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011

Course Coordinator: Dr Pradip Deb

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7324

Course Coordinator Email: pradip.deb@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 201.08.023 Bundoora West Campus

Course Coordinator Availability: Appointments arranged via e-mail


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

System Enforced Pre-requisites (Enforced by SAMS)

Required concurrent study (Co-requisites)


Course Description

This course will develop your knowledge of advanced Nuclear Medicine acquisition concepts, imaging processing mechanisms in Medical Radiations and developments in detector technology.  You will learn theory relating to topics relating to technology and physics in Nuclear Medicine, so that you will be able to apply this theory to clinical practice.  Topics that you will study will include Gamma Camera in Nuclear Medicine including quality assurance and performance characteristics, SPECT systems, radiation legislation in Nuclear Medicine, transport of radioactive materials, Tracer Kinetic Modelling and GFR calculations.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for BP148 Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Radiations) (aligned to the Accreditation Standards of the Medical Radiations Practice Board of Australia):

Standard 1.4 Radiation safety and risk management

1.4a. Implement safe radiation practice appropriate to your division of registration

1.4b. Protect and enhance patient/client safety

1.4c. Confirm and operate equipment and instrumentation safely as appropriate to your division of registration

1.4d. Maintain safety of self and others in the work environment appropriate to your division of registration

1.4e. Safely manage radiation and radioactivity in the environment

Standard 1.5 Practice in medical radiation sciences

1.5b. Apply principles of medical radiation physics and instrumentation


On successful completion of this course you should be able to:

1. Discuss image acquisition and processing techniques applicable to Nuclear Medicine using discipline specific terminology

2. Describe the effect of ionising radiation on human tissue and the community impact of radiation exposure

3. Explain radiation safety measures including the management of radioactive waste

4. Explain technology, instrumentation and physics concepts relevant to the profession of Nuclear Medicine


Overview of Learning Activities

You will participate in a range of learning activities including lectures, laboratory (problem-based learning) classes, online activities and self-directed learning.  This course is supported by the Blackboard learning management system.
 

You will undertake the equivalent of two hours per week in lectures and two hours per week in laboratory classes.  In addition you are expected to spend a minimum of four hours per week in independent study.


Overview of Learning Resources

You will be expected to make use of the course Blackboard site (accessed via myRMIT).  This resource provides a range of materials aimed at supporting your learning and you are encouraged to actively use this site and the material it contains.  You are also expected to conduct a significant level of self-directed learning to reinforce learned concepts.  There is the expectation that you will access appropriate peer-reviewed literature via the RMIT library.  The Medical Radiations Subject Guide (URL: http://rmit.libguides.com/medical-radiations) provides useful references.  A detailed course schedule will be available via myRMIT.  Any changes to this schedule due to unforeseen circumstances will be posted on the course Blackboard site.


Overview of Assessment

This course has no hurdle requirements.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1: Tests

Weighting 25%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3 & 4

Assessment Task 2: Class Activities

Weighting 10%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3 & 4

Assessment Task 3: Laboratory Activities

Weighing 15%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, & 4

Assessment Task 4: Examination

Weighting 50%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3 & 4