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

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)

 

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.


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.


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 1.1

  • 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 practitioners particular division of registration (1.1d)

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)

Standard 1.3

  • Apply critical and reflective thinking to resolve clinical challenges (1.3a)
  • Identify ongoing professional learning needs and opportunities (1.3b)

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)

Standard 1.5

  • Use patient information management systems appropriately (1.5c)
  • Confirm the procedure according to clinical indicators (1.5d)
  • Assess patient/clients 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)

Standard 1.7 (BP321NM ONLY)

  • 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)


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. Demonstrate patient care, professional conduct and communication skills using appropriate terminology and applied theory to meet the standard of a student 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 is 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, the content from your previous semesters and years of study within the BP321 program may be assessed within assessment tasks 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