Course Title: Nuclear Medicine 3
Part A: Course Overview
Course Title: Nuclear Medicine 3
Credit Points: 12.00
160H Medical Sciences
|Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012
160H Medical Sciences
|Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016
173H School of Health and Biomed
|Sem 1 2017|
Course Coordinator: Michelle Hammond
Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7943
Course Coordinator Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Coordinator Location: 201.08.011
Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities
- RADI1127 Nuclear Medicine Methods 2 (Course ID 038597: www1.rmit.edu.au/courses/038597) and
- RADI1129 Nuclear Medicine Practice 2 (Course ID: 038608: www1.rmit.edu.au/courses/038608)
ONPS2351 Nuclear Medicine Technology 3 (Course ID 038649: www1.rmit.edu.au/courses/038649)
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.
In this course you will develop your knowledge and understanding of the more complex and advanced areas of Nuclear Medicine, including Nuclear Cardiology and paediatric Nuclear Medicine. You will also attend a clinical placement where you will have the opportunity to apply your skills and theoretical knowledge to the clinical Nuclear Medicine environment under the guidance of qualified Nuclear Medicine Technologists.
This is a work-integrated learning course for BP148 Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Radiations)
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.
Students are responsible for any expenses associated to attending professional placement. These costs may include, but are not limited to the following: uniform, police check application, first aid training, travel, accommodation and vaccinations.
If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability you should contact the Program Coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit 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.
Further details on each of these are available on MyRMIT.
Placement agreements between RMIT and the placement organisation are in place. Any information required by students contained in the agreement is available on MyRMIT or InPlace.
National Police check:
Students are required to apply for a National Police Record Check in each year that a placement is to be undertaken. In some cases students may be required to obtain an additional police check during the year where an organisation stipulates a shorter time period for the issue of the police check.
Where a student has a disclosable outcome recorded on their police check certificate, the Placement Coordinator or WIL Coordinator will make contact with the relevant placement organisation to confirm eligibility to attend the placement. It is important to note that a disclosable outcome may prevent a student from accessing suitable, or any, professional placement(s) and may therefore be delayed or prevented from satisfactorily progressing through the program.
Students are required to advise the School in a timely manner of any change to their criminal record during the academic year. In the case of a change, students are required to apply for a new National Police Record Check if placements for that year are still to occur.
Working with Children Check:
A current Working with Children Card (WWCC) must be held by the student. Students are required by law to list RMIT as an organisation with who you will be undertaking child related volunteer work. Where a student receives a negative notice for their WWCC, the Placement Coordinator or WIL Coordinator will make contact with the relevant placement organisation to confirm eligibility to attend the placement. A negative notice means you cannot engage in child-related work under any circumstance. It is important to note that a negative notice may prevent a student from accessing suitable, or any, professional placement(s) and may therefore be delayed or prevented from satisfactorily progressing through the program.
Immunisation Declaration form:
Students are required to submit the School’s Immunisation Declaration Form as evidence of vaccinations and immunity. This form must be completed and signed off by a medical practitioner.
Students are required to provide evidence of completion of a hand hygiene course.
First Aid Certificate:
Students are required to provide evidence of completion of a first aid course. This is valid for three years.
Students are required to provide evidence of completion of a CPR course. This is required to be updated annually.
Students are required to provide evidence of completion of a Manual Handling course.
Thermo-Luminescent Dosimeter (TLD):
Students are required to wear a current TLD at all times during laboratories and in clinical placement. TLDs are provided by the School. Students whose TLD is returned late or lost will incur a fine.
Students are required to purchase and wear the uniform for Medical Radiations. The uniform must be worn at all times while on placement.
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
1.5a. Apply an understanding of anatomy, physiology and pathology that is appropriate to your division of registration
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
1.5h. Apply knowledge of pharmaceuticals and contrast materials/media relevant to your division of registration
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 2a. Explain the principles and clinical applications of ultrasound imaging and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging
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 completion of this course you should be able to:
- Apply knowledge and skills in the areas of general Nuclear Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology, paediatric Nuclear Medicine, non-imaging procedures, dosimetry and radiopharmacy
- Practice professional behaviour and communication skills using appropriate terminology and applied theory to meet the standards of a Medical Radiations Practitioner
- Demonstrate knowledge of image processing, data analysis and image interpretation
- Perform safe and appropriate preparation and dispensing of radiopharmaceuticals
- Critically reflect on your role in the team, strengths and development needs and a range of key learning experiences
- Develop logical action plans for future personal and professional development
Overview of Learning Activities
You will undertake a range of learning activities including lectures, tutorial and laboratory activities, and a work integrated learning (WIL) clinical placement in a designated Nuclear Medicine department. This course is supported by the Blackboard learning management system.
You will undertake the equivalent of three hours per week in lectures and three hours per week in tutorial/laboratory classes. In addition you are expected to spend a minimum of four hours per week in independent study. You will also attend a 5-week block clinical placement.
Overview of Learning Resources
You are 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
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).
Hurdle Task 1: Clinical Placement and Professional Development journal
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6
You are required to demonstrate clinical skill and patient safety congruent to the level of a Year Three undergraduate medical radiations student practitioner. If you are deemed unsatisfactory at the interim assessment, remedial action using an at-risk learning contract will be undertaken before being allowed to continue the placement. If you are deemed unsatisfactory at the final assessment you will then be required to undertake a simulation assessment. If your performance in the simulation assessment demonstrates an unsatisfactory/unsafe level of practice you receive a NH fail grade for this course and be required to re-enrol in the course in the following year. If your performance in the simulation assessment demonstrates a satisfactory level and safe practice you will be offered an additional clinical placement as determined by the clinical coordinator
Assessment for this course includes:
Assessment Task 1: Assignments
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 3, 5 & 6
Assessment Task 2: Examination
This assessment task supports CLOs 1 & 3