Course Title: Nuclear Medicine Practice 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Nuclear Medicine Practice 2

Credit Points: 12.00


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

RADI1129

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

RADI1129

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Workplace

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013

RADI1129

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2017

RADI1169

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011

Course Coordinator: Michelle Hammond

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7943

Course Coordinator Email: michelle.hammond@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 201.08.011

Course Coordinator Availability: Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Enforced prerequisites: RADI1128 Nuclear Medicine Practice 1 (Course ID 038602: www1.rmit.edu.au/courses/038602) and RADI1126 Nuclear Medicine Methods 1 (Course ID 038596: www1.rmit.edu.au/courses/038596).

Enforced corequisite: RADI1127 Nuclear Medicine Methods 2 (Course ID 038597: www1.rmit.edu.au/courses/038597).

Work Integrated Learning:
Students enrolled in this course will be required to undertake placement as part of the assessment of the course. A number of requirements must be met by students to ensure eligibility for placement. Further details on each of these are available in Part B of the Course Guide and on MyRMIT.
• National Police check
• Working with Children Check
• Immunisation Declaration Form
• Hand Hygiene certificate
• First Aid Certificate
• CPR Certificate
• Manual Handing certificate

There is no flexibility with these requirements. It is your responsibility to ensure THESE REQUIREMENTS ARE COMPLETED. Any student who has not provided this information will not be able to attend placement and will receive a fail grade for the placement course.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability you should contact the Program Coordinator or the Equitable Learning Services team for further advice. Students need to be able to meet the inherent requirements of the program.
At any time prior to or during your placement if there are concerns raised related to your fitness to practice the clinical coordinator can request that you gain full medical clearance to continue your placement.


Course Description

The course will enable you to apply your theoretical knowledge of the principles of Nuclear Medicine to clinical practice. You will gain experience in the more commonly performed patient procedures in Nuclear Medicine during your practical clinical experience during a clinical placement in a designated Nuclear Medicine department.

This course includes a Work Integrated Learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.

You will also learn about the importance of health psychology and its application to the practice of Medical Radiations.


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 1.1 Professional and ethical conduct

1.1a. Practice in an ethical and professional manner, consistent with relevant legislation and regulatory requirements

1.1b. Provide each patient/client with an appropriate level of dignity and care

1.1c. Under supervision demonstrate the ability to assume responsibility, and accept accountability, for professional decisions

1.1d. Under supervision demonstrate the ability to advocate on behalf of the patient/client, when appropriate within the context of the practitioner’s particular division of registration

Standard 1.2 Communication and collaboration

1.2a. Communicate clearly, sensitively and effectively with patient/client and your family or carers

1.2b. Collaborate with other health professionals

Standard 1.3 Evidence based practice and professional learning

1.3a. Apply critical and reflective thinking to resolve clinical challenges

1.3b. Identify ongoing professional learning needs and opportunities

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

1.5c. Use patient information management systems appropriately

1.5d. Confirm the procedure according to clinical indicators

1.5e. Assess patient/client’s capacity to receive care

1.5f. Delivery patient/client care appropriate to your division of registration

1.5g. Manage and manipulate 3D datasets for diagnostic image production

Standard 1.7 Practice in nuclear medicine

1.7 1a. Implement the preparation and assess purity of radiopharmaceuticals 

1.7 1b. Explain the biodistribution and applications of radiopharmaceuticals including therapies

1.7 1c. Implement routine nuclear medicine imaging

1.7 1d. Implement computed tomography (CT) imaging for nuclear medicine imaging

1.7 1e. Implement the delivery of nuclear medicine radioisotope examinations and therapies

1.7 1f. Describe how to undertake in vivo and in vitro laboratory procedures

1.7 2b. Under supervision demonstrate the ability to alert the appropriate health professional when you observe significant findings of a medically urgent nature


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

  1. Implement and discuss theoretical knowledge and practical skills in Nuclear Medicine, including image processing, data analysis, image interpretation, and radiopharmacy.
  2. Apply professionalism and communications skills, and demonstrate safe and appropriate patient care, using appropriate terminology and theory to meet the standards of a student Medical Radiations practitioner.
  3. Describe the principles of health psychology and health behaviours and their application to the practice of Medical Radiations.
  4. Safely conduct routine nuclear medicine procedures utilising knowledge of relevant theory, patient positioning, and nuclear medicine equipment and technology.
  5. Critically reflect on the rationale and outcomes of the students’ role in the team, strengths and development needs and key learning experiences.
  6. Develop an action plan for future clinical placements.


Overview of Learning Activities

You will undertake a range of learning activities which include lectures, tutorials and work integrated learning (WIL) practical placement in a designated Nuclear Medicine department.

This course will consist of 60 teacher directed hours and an expected 60 hours individual study. You will also undertake a WIL clinical placement block (200 hours) at an allocated nuclear medicine department in accordance with AHPRA requirements.


Overview of Learning Resources

This course is supported by the online Learning Management System (LMS). This resource provides a range of materials aimed at supporting your learning and you are encouraged to actively access 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 teaching schedule will be available via the LMS. Students will be advised of any changes to this schedule. 


 


Overview of Assessment

All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching).

Assessment Tasks 

Assessment Task 1: Clinical Placement and Professional Development Journal

Weighting 0% (Hurdle Requirement)

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6

Assessment Task 2 (Early): Skills Assessment

Weighting 20%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2 & 4

Assessment Task 3: Assignments

Weighing 30%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 4, 5 & 6

Assessment Task 4: Psychology Assessments

Weighting 50%

This assessment task supports CLO 3