This subject provides a detailed education in the practice and procedure of the radiopharmacy. Specifically, the subject provides students with an understanding of radiation safety, safe radiopharmacy practice, radionuclide production, dose calculation and dispensing and the chemical, physical and biological properties of a variety of radiopharmaceuticals. Further, this subject aims to provide students with practical skill development in radiation safety, dose dispensing, radiopharmacy quality control, radiopharmaceutical reconstitution and blood cell labelling. This subject also provides education in radiopharmacy practice with emphasis on receipt, storage and handling of radiopharmaceuticals; reactor / cyclotron produced radiopharmaceuticals and the physiological pathways of various radiopharmaceuticals. The subject aims to provide deeper learning and understanding of the principles and practice of Nuclear Pharmacy.
School of Dentistry and Health Sciences
The syllabus will cover the following topics:
" Receipt, handling, storage and waste disposal of sealed and unsealed sources
" Specific activity, calibration and delivery time and time zones
" Radionuclide generators
" Reconstitution of cold kits
" Quality assurance of radiopharmaceutical kits
" Efficient calculation of a dose to be dispensed
" Method of dose dispensing for intravenous injection
" Radionuclide production
" Radiopharmaceutical properties and mechanisms of localisation
" Radiopharmaceutical chemistry
" Receptors and peptides
" Therapeutic applications
" Radiation protection, safety, monitoring and decontamination
" Radiopharmacy design
" Exercises in decontamination and radioactive monitoring
" Labelling procedures for red blood cells
" Principles of ALARA in the Hot Lab
" Research and development
The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of PHM412 in Session 1 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: July 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.