Course Title: Nuclear Medicine Practice 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Nuclear Medicine Practice 1

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

RADI1128

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016

RADI1128

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Workplace

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014

RADI1128

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2021

RADI1168

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011

Course Coordinator: Suzanne McGavin

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7356

Course Coordinator Email: suzanne.mcgavin@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 201.08.013


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 build on your existing knowledge of the concepts and principles of nuclear medicine and you will further develop your knowledge and skills in nuclear medicine procedures. In this course you will undertake practical clinical experience during a clinical placement in a designated nuclear medicine department. You will also learn the importance of communication in the medical radiations profession.

If you have a long-term medical condition and/or disability you should contact the Program Coordinator or the Equitable Learning Services 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.

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
  • Cultural Safety 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.

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 Manager or the Equitable Learning Services team for further advice. Students need to be able to meet the inherent requirements of the program.

Students must also be aware of their legal obligations under the AHPRA legislation. At any time prior to or during your placement if there are concerns raised related to your fitness to practice the Course/WIL 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:

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. All WIL placements for Medical Radiations will be arranged by RMIT.

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 Clinical Coordinator or Med Rad 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 Clinical Coordinator or Med Rad 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.

Cultural Safety Certificate:

Students are required to complete an online module outlined by RMIT regarding cultural safety and provide evidence of completion

Manual Handling:

Students are required to provide evidence of completion of a practical (people) Manual Handling course.

Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) monitor:

Students are required to wear a current OSL at all times during laboratories and in clinical placement.  OSLs are provided by the School.  Students whose OSL 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 whilst in the Skills Lab and on placement.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for BP321 Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Radiations) (aligned to the Accreditation Standards of the Medical Radiations Practice Board of Australia):

Standard 1

  • Apply knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology to practice (1.a)
  • Apply knowledge of safe and effective use of medicines (1.h)

Standard 1B

  • Perform nuclear medicine examinations and therapies (1B.b)

Standard 2

  • Take responsibility and accountability for professional decisions (2.c)

Standard 3

  • Communicate clearly, sensitively and effectively with the patient/client and their family or carers (3.a)
  • Collaborate with other health practitioners (3.b)

Standard 4

  • Resolve challenges through application of critical thinking and reflective practice (4.a)

Standard 5

  • Perform and provide safe radiation practice (5.a)


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

  1. Build on and apply knowledge and skills in the practice of nuclear medicine and radiopharmacy using knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology
  2. Apply professionalism, radiation and cultural awareness, communication skills and patient care skills to meet the professional practice standards of a beginning Medical Radiations Practitioner.
  3. Demonstrate reflective practice by identifying and reflecting on your role in the team, strengths and development needs and key learning opportunities
  4. Develop logical action plans for future personal and professional development


Overview of Learning Activities

Students can expect a mixture of lectures, online activities, tutorials, group simulation and laboratory sessions. A detailed course schedule will be available via the online Learning Management System (LMS). Any changes to this schedule due to unforeseen circumstances will be posted on the course site.

Teacher Guided Hours: 12

Learner Directed Hours: 60

There will also be a 6 week WIL clinical placement block.


Overview of Learning Resources

You are expected to make use of the course online Learning Management System (LMS). 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.

As you progress through the Program you will be expected to become increasingly active in your learning. The teaching and learning strategies will reflect this approach, allowing you to progress to autonomous learning. For this course, you will be provided with the essential information and opportunity to practise, but you will need to supplement this with further reading and self-directed study. You will be required to reflect on your progress and performance in the course at regular intervals. Additionally, you should identify areas for development and address these with the aid of course teaching staff where appropriate.

The course requires you to engage with the Canvas learning environment regularly. Specific learning materials including suggested readings, links to relevant internet sites and other electronic resources will be located on Canvas. You will be required to complete regular online tests via Canvas and, where possible, use Canvas to submit your written assessments.

A key aspect of the Program is fostering a thriving learning community and for this course the building blocks for this will utilise the Canvas discussion board tools. You will be expected to engage regularly with your peers and tutors and important learning will take place via online question and answer sessions.

The final approach to teaching and learning relates to assessment for learning. The assessment tasks for the course are designed to ensure maximum understanding of the content and it is important that you recognise the role of assessment in your learning. You should view the assessment tasks as part of your learning and ensure that you utilise the feedback to progress your learning and personal development.

Prior Learning:

The BP321 program is structured in such a way that prior knowledge is built upon in subsequent semesters of study. To reflect the importance of prior learning within the program and to encourage students to study and learn in a way that encourages long term retention of content, so that prior learning may be assessed in courses you are currently enrolled into.


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

Hurdle Task 1: Clinical Placement and Professional Development Journal (Hurdle Requirement)

Weighting 0%

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

Assessment Task 1: Reflective Practice

Weighting 30%

This assessment task supports CLOs 3 & 4

Assessment Task 2: Oral Assessment

Weighting 30%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1 & 2

Assessment Task 3: Skills Assessment

Weighting: 40%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1 & 2