MRS451 Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Residency (64)

This capstone residency subject consolidates learning (knowledge and skills) across the entire degree into practice-based capabilities. The subject formalises the learning, development and assessment of MRPBA defined capabilities as the minimum standards for general registration with AHPRA. The residency is underpinned by professional practice in the Nuclear Medicine clinical setting (2 x 15 weeks = 1200 hours). Students further hone their clinical skills to demonstrate work ready capabilities in: professional and ethical conduct, communication and collaboration, evidence based practice and professional learning, radiation safety and risk management, general practice of medical radiation science, specific practice in Nuclear Medicine, literacy in academic, numeracy, information, research and digital domains, cultural safety, global citizenship and sustainable practices.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2020.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

Two sessions

School

School of Dentistry and Health Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging)

Prerequisites

BMS191 and BMS192 and MRS120 and MRS121 and MRS204 and MRS212 and MRS223 and MRS331 and MRS332 and MRS330 and MRS367 and MRS333 and PHY107 and PHY115 and SOC108 and IKC100

Subject Relationships

MRS490 Replacement of generic residency subject MRS490 with 64 point specialisation internship

Incompatible Subjects

MRS490

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate critical evaluation, analytical, and reflective skills in a range of contexts including clinical problem solving, research and empirical practice, and academic and professional discourse (MRPBA Domains 1-5);
  • be able to implement professional practice, demonstrating critical thinking and analytical skills, with specific reference to applying anatomy, physiology and pathology, applying the principles of physics and instrumentation, utilising patient information management systems, determining appropriate procedures, manage / manipulate 3D datasets, and applying knowledge of pharmaceuticals (MRPBA Domain 5);
  • be able to evaluate and implement outcomes of patient assessment and due diligence to deliver appropriate care inclusive of appropriate management in the event of deteriorating patient condition, urgent and/or unexpected findings (MRPBA Domain 5.6);
  • be able to apply understanding of practice in Nuclear Medicine, demonstrating critical thinking and analytical skills, with specific reference to implementing preparation of radiopharmaceuticals, explaining diagnostic and therapeutic radiopharmaceutical biodistribution, implementing routine imaging including SPECT/CT and PET/CT, implement CT imaging, implement nuclear medicine examinations and therapies (MRPBA Domain 5B);
  • be able to describe in vivo and in vitro laboratory procedures (MRPBA Domain 5B);
  • be able to apply understanding of practice in diagnostic CT to implement diagnostic CT imaging (MRPBA Domain 5A.3 and 5B.3);
  • be able to apply the principles of radiation safety and risk management, demonstrating critical thinking and analytical skills, with specific reference to safe radiation practice, protecting/enhancing patient safety, ensuring safe operation of equipment, maintain safety of self and others and safely managing radiation and radioactivity (MRPBA Domain 4);
  • be able to apply the principles of evidence based practice and professional learning with specific reference to critical and reflective thinking to resolve clinical challenges and identifying professional learning needs / life-long learning (MRPBA Domain 3);
  • be able to demonstrate communication and collaboration skills with specific reference to clear, sensitive and effective communication and collaborating with other health practitioners (MRPBA Domain 2);
  • be able to identify, explain and implement professional and ethical conduct with specific reference to global citizenship, ethical, professional and legal practice, providing appropriate care, assuming accountability and responsibility, and patient advocacy (MRPBA Domain 1);
  • be able to understand, explain and apply principles of Indigenous cultural competence and safely within the context of patient care and advocacy (MRPBA Domain 1); and
  • be able to synthesise and critically evaluate information to implement social, economic and environmental sustainable practices.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • CLINICAL INTERNSHIP:
  • Clinical block (2 x 15 week blocks which includes 115 - 120 hours in diagnostic CT)
  • Reflection
  • Professionalism
  • Global citizenship, ethics and law
  • Sustainability, social and environmental justice
  • Radiation safety
  • Quality assurance
  • Patient care and communication
  • WHS
  • Technical competence
  • Reflective practice

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a 150 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

Students undertake 2 blocks of 15 weeks (8 hour days, 5 days per week for a total of 600 hours per block and 1200 residency hours in total) clinical placement at approved clinical sites mapped with AHPRA - MRPBA.

Special Resources

Students undertake 2 blocks of 15 weeks (8 hour days, 5 days per week for a total of 600 hours per block and 1200 hours in total) clinical placement which require students to undertake travel at their own expense (including travel, accommodation and uniforms). Students may be eligible for a number of scholarships available from clinical sites.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: February 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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