MRS331 Nuclear Medicine Science 2 (16)

In this subject students continue to build their knowledge and skills in Nuclear Medicine Science. Students explore diagnostic processes for a number of body systems and conditions including: genitourinary system, gastrointestinal system, central nervous system, inflammation and infection. Students continue to develop their understanding of the principles and practice of Nuclear Medicine Science underpinned by professional practice in the clinical setting (6 weeks clinical practicum). The theoretical modules of this subject are designed to develop the requisite knowledge, skills and capabilities required for graduate entry professional registration. Students will also develop and consolidate critical evaluation and reflective practice skills.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.

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



One session


School of Dentistry and Health Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

 Bachelor Medical Radiation Science (Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging)



Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to describe, explain and implement professional practice with specific reference to applying anatomy, physiology and pathology, applying the principles of physics and instrumentation, utilising patient information management systems, determining appropriate procedures, patient assessment and due diligence, deliver appropriate care, and manage / manipulate 3D datasets (MRPBA Domain 5);
  • be able to describe and apply understanding of practice in Nuclear Medicine 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 and describe in vivo and in vitro laboratory procedures (MRPBA Domain 5B);
  • be able to apply the principles of radiation safety and risk management 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 demonstrate communication and collaboration skills with specific reference to clear, sensitive , effective and culturally appropriate communication to create culturally safe environments and collaborating with other health practitioners (MRPBA Domain 2);
  • be able to identify, explain and implement professional and ethical conduct with specific reference to practicing in an ethical, non-discriminatory, professional and legal manner, providing appropriate care, assuming accountability and responsibility, and patient advocacy (MRPBA Domain 1); and
  • be able to demonstrate critical, analytical, and reflective skills in a range of contexts including clinical problem solving, research and empirical practice, and academic and professional discourse (MRPBA Domain 3).


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • CLINICAL BLOCK (1 x 6 weeks):
  • Professionalism;
  • Ethics and law;
  • Social and environmental justice;
  • Radiation safety;
  • Patient care and communication;
  • Culturally safe environments
  • WHS;
  • Technical competence; and
  • Reflective practice.
  • Genitourinary;
  • Gastrointestinal;
  • Central Nervous System; and
  • Infection and inflammation.
  • Terminology;
  • Protocol and procedure;
  • Radiopharmacy;
  • Pathophysiology / clinical indications;
  • Quantitative and data analysis;
  • Paediatric considerations;
  • Image interpretation; and
  • Integrative imaging.

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a 30 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

Students undertake 1 block of 6 weeks (30 eight hour days). Clinical placement is undertaken at an approved clinical sites recognised by MRPBA. This includes approved sites in rural, regional and metropolitan sites; and public and private departments. Student placement is at one site for the period of the practicum.

Special Resources

Students undertake a 6 week clinical placement which require students to undertake travel at their own expense (including travel and accommodation) and uniforms. Students undertake pre-clinical practical activities in CSU laboratories and in clinical centres that partner with CSU.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.