Course Title: Nuclear Medicine Practice 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Nuclear Medicine Practice 2

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

Course guide info and changes due to COVID-19: As a consequence of courses being delivered remotely in Semester 2 2020, course guides may not reflect all courses assessments and activities. This is because some information in the course guide is fixed, such as learning outcomes, and some may change according to the semester of delivery. Please refer to Canvas for details regarding your assessment and activities for each of your Semester 2 courses and talk to your course coordinator if you have any questions.


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,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 2 2020

RADI1169

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 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

Required prior study (Pre-requisites)

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.

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

Experience in clinical departments is vital to developing clinical competence and this course is designed to build on the experience gained in Nuclear Medicine Practice 1 and further develop students’ clinical and interpersonal skills. Continuing commitment to reflective practice will empower students to take ownership of their professional development and identify learning opportunities as well as development needs. After completion of this course students should be able to assist with a wide range of clinical procedures and have clear ideas about how to organise their clinical learning in relation to their development needs for future clinical courses.


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 or diagnostic image production (1.5g)

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)


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. Safely conduct routine nuclear medicine procedures utilising knowledge of relevant theory, patient positioning, and nuclear medicine equipment and technology.
  4. Critically reflect on the rationale and outcomes of the students’ role in the team, strengths and development needs and key learning experiences.
  5. Develop an action plan for future clinical placements.


Overview of Learning Activities

You will learn through a range of activities that will include participation in problem-based learning activities, self-directed study, development of a reflective learning journal and participation in a clinical placement in an approved clinical department. This course is supported by RMIT's online Learning Management System (LMS).

Teacher Guided Hours: 12

Learner Directed Hours: 60

40 hours per week clinical placement


Overview of Learning Resources

The main learning resource for the Nuclear Medicine Practice Courses consists of the clinical department where you will be exposed to a huge range of learning opportunities. You will undertake supervised clinical experience in an approved clinical department on a full-time basis. You will have the opportunity to participate in a range of clinical procedures to help you work towards competent clinical practice. You will also be encouraged to interact with patients in order to develop your interpersonal and patient care skills. To really maximise the benefit of this environment you will be encouraged to develop independent and active learning strategies. You will be required to reflect on your progress and performance in the course as well as the rationale and outcomes of procedures. You should identify areas for development and develop strategies to address these with the aid of unit teaching staff where appropriate.

This course requires you to engage with your e-portfolio. You are required to document your reflections relating to your key learning experiences during your clinical placement and submit these to the course co-ordinator via release of your e-portfolio.

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 key learning will take place via online question and answer sessions.

The final approach to teaching and learning relates to assessment for learning. The assessments for this 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 assessments as part of your learning and ensure that you utilise the feedback to progress your learning and personal development.


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 (HURDLE Requirement)

Weighting 0%

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

Assessment Task 2 (Early): Oral Skills Assessment based on a case

Weighting 30%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2 & 3

Assessment Task 3: Written Assignment Reflective Practice

Weighing 40%

This assessment task supports CLOs 4 & 5

Assessment Task 4: Case study Presentation

Weighing 30%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2 & 3