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  1. 1. Module ref RDM 025 Module title Nuclear Medicine Extension Module Leader Dave Duncan 020 7040 5684 Level M Credit Value 15 Total Learning Time 48 hours contact time 102 hours individual study time 150 hours total Pre-requisites RDM 028 Instrumentation RDM 029 Nuclear Medicine Co-requisites RDM026 Radiopharmacy RDM027 Clinical (Radiopharmacy) RDM024 Clinical (Imaging) RCM011 Research Methods Clinical Placement in a Nuclear Medicine Department Rationale: This module is an extension of the Nuclear Medicine module. It develops the student’s knowledge of nuclear medicine, incorporating more advanced imaging, clinical practices and changes in legislation and operating procedures. Focus areas will include Advanced Practice, Clinical Teaching, Mentoring and Counselling, Audit, Evidence Based Practice and roles in radiation protection. New and developing technologies will also be covered, including PET/CT, SPECT/CT and Molecular Imaging. Antibody and further oncology imaging will also be covered. Educational Aims: Provide students with an comprehensive knowledge base compatible with extended nuclear medicine practice and procedures encountered in a clinical setting. Enable students to discuss advanced nuclear medicine protocols, including reasons for performing scans, possible modifications and future developments in nuclear medicine. Enable students to interpret nuclear medicine requests and images, discussing anatomy, physiology and, where indicated, pathology. Equip students with the knowledge to operate in a safe, efficient manner in a clinical setting. Page 1 of 4
  2. 2. Learning Outcomes Demonstrate an extended knowledge of the key anatomy, physiology and technical factors relevant to each nuclear medicine procedure covered Discuss developments and future trends in the field of nuclear medicine Demonstrate respect for the intellectual work of others by accurate and appropriate referencing of published work Demonstrate respect for patients and professional colleagues in a clinical setting Explain the need to carry out research in a transparent and ethical manner Take responsibility for decision making in departmental organisation Evaluate protocols for the performance of advanced nuclear medicine studies appropriate to patients’ individual requirements Apply principles of imaging in a range of clinical nuclear medicine situations Assess the validity of research and conclusions from gathered data and information Collect and evaluate scientific evidence and consider its impact on nuclear medicine practice Describe the impact of advanced practice and other imaging modalities on nuclear medicine Formulate policies for management on the basis of an analysis of need Learning and Teaching Methods Lectures, workshops, group discussions, assessments, private study. Indicative Content: to include Clinical Teaching and Mentoring Transport Regulations and safety Role of the RPA and RPS Evidence based practice Departmental Documentation and Audit New Technologies Advanced Practice (Technician led stress testing, Sentinel Lymph Node injecting, Authorising, Reporting and Administration) Counselling Skills Hybrid Imaging Modalities Imaging Protocols: to include Normal and abnormal physiological processes The principles of biodistribution, normal and pathological. The rationale for and the practicalities of imaging techniques. The clinical applications of the technique and the image findings for a variety of pathologies. The following systems: o Antibody and Immunology o Lymphatic o Infection and Inflammation o Molecular Imaging o Further Oncology o PET/CT o SPECT/CT Page 2 of 4
  3. 3. Assessment 1. Literature Review Further details of the assessment and marking criteria will be given on the first day when the module commences. Sample Reading list Below is a sample of resources that may prove useful while studying this module. There are no set text books for this course. None of the resources listed are compulsory purchases. There is a great variety of useful resources in nuclear medicine and this list is by no means exhaustive. Books Mettler F A, Guiberteau M J 2005 Essentials of Nuclear Medicine imaging. 5th Ed. Saunders (W.B.) Co Ltd Sharp PF, Gemmell HG, Murray AD 2005 Practical Nuclear Medicine. 3rd Ed. Springer Peters A M (Ed.) 2003 Nuclear Medicine in Radiological Diagnosis C. Schiepers (Ed.) 2000 Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine, (Clinical Update (Medical Radiology) Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K Workman R B, Coleman R E (Eds) 2006 PET / CT: Essentials for Clinical Practice. Springer-Verlag Tortora GJ, Derrickson B 2006 Principles of Anatomy and Physiology. 11th Ed. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Ziessman H A, O'Malley J P, Thrall J H 2006 Nuclear Medicine: The Requisites (Requisites in Radiology). Mosby Frank J, Nunan T 2004 Get Through Nuclear Medicine for FRCR and MRCP. Royal Society of Medicine Press Ltd Ziessman H A , Rehm P 2002 Nuclear Medicine: Case Review, Mosby Saha G 2006 Physics and Radiobiology of Nuclear Medicine. 3rd Ed. Springer Verlag, NY Journals Nuclear Medicine Communications The Journal of Nuclear Medicine European Journal of Nuclear Medicine Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology Page 3 of 4
  4. 4. Internet A range of websites are available, including sites from various nuclear medicine communities. Students must have access to a range of relevant legislations, professional codes of conduct, subject specific journals and reference material Page 4 of 4