NMT500 Advanced Practice in Nuclear Medicine Science (16)


This subject is a 16 point subject delivered over two semesters and aims to expand the student's education in Nuclear Medicine science. It builds on the theory developed during undergraduate studies and on the skills developed in clinical practice. The subject provides a focus on recent innovation and development in Nuclear Medicine Science, detailing the theory that may have evolved since completion of undergraduate studies. The subject examines the theory of current research and development that may evolve over coming years into standard principles and practice of clinical Nuclear Medicine. The subject aims to provide a broad based understanding of these principles and practice, providing a sound platform of knowledge for students to apply clinically. Delivery of the subject will provide a continuing professional education and development perspective. The subject includes innovation and developments in instrumentation, radiopharmacy and clinical practice.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Session 2
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: NMT500
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
Two sessionsHD/FLSchool of Clinical Sciences

Enrolment restrictions

The subject is restricted to students enrolled in the Nuclear Medicine specialisation in the Master of Medical Radiation Science course.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
for the specific study areas of:
1.Innovation and development in Nuclear Medicine instrumentation,
2.Innovation and development in Radiopharmaceuticals,
3.Innovation and development in the principles and practice of Nuclear Medicine Science.

# Demonstrate understanding of the rationale and principles of presented concepts

# Be able to communicate understanding and implications for clinical practice

# Demonstrate capacity to implement theory in practice

# Be able to source, digest and synthesis relevant literature


The subject will cover the following topics:
Module 1: Innovation and development in Nuclear Medicine instrumentation: - Detector technology. - Co-registration / image fusion. - Advances in PET technology. - PET/CT. - SPECT/CT. - Dynamic SPECT. - Attenuation correction / SPECT transmission scanning. - Reconstruction methods. Module 2: Innovation and development in Radiopharmaceuticals: - New SPECT molecular imaging agents. - New PET molecular imaging agents. - Monoclonal antibodies and peptides. - Radiotargeted gene therapy. Module 3: Innovation and development in the principles and practice of Nuclear Medicine Science: - Clinical indications, technical considerations, pathophysiology, analysis and interpretation of evolving techniques (eg. gated SPECT, sentinel node imaging, infection scintigraphy). - Clinical applications of SPECT/CT. - Clinical applications of PET/CT. - Clinical applications of quantitation. - Clinical applications of reconstruction methods.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.