This subject introduces students to the role and professional responsibilities of the Nuclear Medicine Scientist. It is designed to introduce concepts critical to the Nuclear Medicine Scientist, providing students with professional and career orientation. The subject provides students with a general foundation of understanding leading into first year clinical placements and subsequent detailed education in Nuclear Medicine Techniques.
No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.
School of Biomedical Sciences
Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Nuclear Medicine) only
Module 1: Principles of imaging: - body habitus - body planes - equipment/aids - terminology - positioning principles - instrumentation overview - acquisition methods Module 2: Professional practice: - discipline history, role and position in the health care system - professionalism and professional practice - literature appreciation - academic writing, referencing - critical appraisal of literature and literature review - communication - interpersonal skills and conflict resolution - OH&S and risk management/assessment - Care of the Nuclear Medicine patient Module 3: Introduction to basic Nuclear Medicine techniques of the central nervous system, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, skeletal, endocrine, cardiovascular and genito-urinary systems: - anatomy/physiology - indications/contraindications - complications - patient preparation and care - routine radiation protection measures - equipment - positioning - selection and calculation of radiopharmaceuticals Module 4: The image forming process: - computers in Nuclear Medicine - acquisition techniques - processing of data - image critique - image interpretation - quality control Module 5: Radiopharmacy - Hot Lab design - Sharps handling - Exercises in decontamination and radioactive monitoring - Principles of ALARA in the Hot Lab Clinical Component This subject will provide the student with a 4 week programs of directly supervised clinical experience in appropriate Nuclear Medicine Centres.
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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.