Course Title: Nuclear Medicine 4

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Nuclear Medicine 4

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

RADI1165

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012

RADI1182

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

Course Coordinator: Michelle Hammond

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7943

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

Course Coordinator Location: 201.08.11

Course Coordinator Availability: Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Enforced prerequisites:
• RADI1183 Nuclear Medicine 3 (Course ID 044137: www1.rmit.edu.au/courses/044137) and 
• ONPS2351 Nuclear Medicine Technology 3 (Course ID 038649: www1.rmit.edu.au/courses/038649)
 

Enforced corequisite:
• RADI1179 Medical Radiations Interdisciplinary Applications (Course ID 044132: www1.rmit.edu.au/courses/044132)


Course Description

This course will develop your clinical knowledge and refine your clinical skills to prepare you for career as a Medical Radiations Practitioner.  You will gain knowledge of advanced areas of Nuclear Medicine including oncology, endocrinology, radionuclide therapy and advanced concepts in radiopharmacy.  In addition to your on campus learning, you will be required to attend a designated Nuclear Medicine department for a 5 week clinical placement block.

 

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. 

  • National Police check
  • Working with Children Check
  • Immunisation Declaration Form
  • Hand Hygiene certificate
  • First Aid Certificate
  • CPR Certificate
  • Manual Handing certificate

 

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.

Further details on each of these are available on MyRMIT.

 

Placement Agreements:

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.

 

Hand Hygiene:

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.

 

CPR Certificate:

Students are required to provide evidence of completion of a CPR course.  This is required to be updated annually.

 

Manual Handling:

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.

 

Uniform:

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 is a designated work-integrated learning course for BP148 Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Radiations)

 

This course contributes to the following program learning outcomes (aligned to Accreditation Standards of the Medical Radiations Practice Board of Australia):

Professional and ethical conduct (Standard 1.1)

  • Practise in an ethical and professional manner, consistent with relevant legislation and regulatory requirements (1.1a)
  • Provide each patient/client with an appropriate level of dignity and care (1.1b)
  • Under supervision demonstrate the ability to assume responsibility, and accept accountability, for professional decisions, (1.1c)
  • 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. (1.1d)
  • Communication and collaboration (Standard 1.2)

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

  • Collaborate with other health practitioners. (1.2b)
  • Evidence-based practice and professional learning (Standard 1.3)

Apply critical and reflective thinking to resolve clinical challenges, (1.3a) 

  •  Identify ongoing professional learning needs and opportunities. (1.3b)
  • Radiation Safety and Risk Management (Standard 1.4)

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

  • Protect and enhance patient/client safety (1.4b)
  • Confirm and operate equipment and instrumentation safely as appropriate to your division of registration (1.4c)
  • Maintain safety of self and others in the work environment appropriate to your division of registration, (1.4d)
  • Safely manage radiation and radioactivity in the environment. (1.4e)
  • Practice in the Medical Radiations Sciences (Standard 1.5)

Apply an understanding of anatomy, physiology and pathology that is appropriate to your division of registration (1.5a)

  • Use patient information management systems appropriately (1.5c)
  • Confirm the procedure according to clinical indicators (1.5d)
  • Assess patient/client’s capacity to receive care (1.5e)
  • Deliver patient/client care appropriate to your division of registration (1.5f)
  • Manage and manipulate 3D datasets for diagnostic image production (1.5g)
  • Apply knowledge of pharmaceuticals and contrast materials/media relevant to your division of registration. (1.5h)
  • Practice in Nuclear Medicine (Standard 1.7)

Implement the preparation and assess purity of radiopharmaceuticals. (1.7.1a)

  • Explain the biodistribution and applications of radiopharmaceuticals including therapies. (1.7.1b)
  • Implement routine nuclear medicine imaging. (1.7.1c)
  • Implement computed tomography (CT) imaging for nuclear medicine imaging (1.7.1d)
  • Implement the delivery of nuclear medicine radioisotope examinations and therapies (1.7.1e),
  • Describe how to undertake in vivo and in vitro laboratory procedures. (1.7.1f)
  • Under supervision demonstrate the ability to alert the appropriate health professional when you observe significant findings of a medically urgent nature. (1.7.2b)



 


Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply your knowledge and skills in general Nuclear Medicine, radionuclide therapy and radiopharmacy.
  2. Apply knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology in medical radiations professional practice to facilitate optimal patient care in your capacity to evaluate clinical images, interpret patient notes and nuclear medicine requests based on patient’s clinical presentation.
  3. Communicate effectively with patients and healthcare professionals utilising appropriate terminology and applied theory
  4. Evaluate, critically analyse and synthesise knowledge when reviewing peer-reviewed literature.
  5. Demonstrate ability in image processing, data analysis and image interpretation
  6. Demonstrate skill in the preparation and dispensing of radiopharmaceuticals


Overview of Learning Activities

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


Overview of Learning Resources

 

You will be expected to make use of the course site on the Blackboard website (accessed via myRMIT), which includes announcements and course documents. This resource provides a range of materials aimed at supporting learning activities throughout the semester and students are encouraged to actively use the site and the material it contains.

Students are expected to conduct a significant level of self-directed learning. There is a particular expectation that students will access appropriate peer-reviewed journal articles via the RMIT University library.

A detailed lecture and tutorial schedule will be available via myRMIT in the course document folder. Any changes to this schedule due to unforeseen circumstances will be posted on the Blackboard site for this course.


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 (Leaning & Teaching).

 

Clinical Placement - Hurdle Requirement

Weighting 0%

CLO's 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6

Assignments

Weighting 35%

CLO's 1, 2, 4 and 5

Tests

Weighting 15%

CLO's 1 and 5

Exam

Weighting 50%

CLO's 1, 2, and 5