BHS in Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences with Emphasis in Nuclear Medicine
Degree Program Description
The nuclear medicine technologist is concerned with the use of radioactivity for patient diagnosis, monitoring of treatment and in some cases the treatment itself. The nuclear medicine technologist uses radioactive compounds to produce images, treat diseases and to analyze biologic specimens. The curriculum incorporates the fundamentals needed for specialization as a nuclear medicine professional. Accreditation of the program is granted by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology.
Major Program Requirements
The following are MU courses. Students transferring from other institutions should contact the program director to select appropriate prerequisite courses for admission. Students must complete these courses in addition to major, degree and University requirements, including University general education requirements.
Emphasis Core Requirements
|Prerequisites to the nuclear medicine emphasis|
|ENGLSH 1000||Exposition and Argumentation||3|
|HIST 1100||Survey of American History to 1865||3|
|PSYCH 1000||General Psychology||3|
& BIO_SC 1020
|General Principles and Concepts of Biology|
and General Biology Laboratory (or BIO_SC 1500)
|SOCIOL 1000||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|or ANTHRO 1000||General Anthropology|
|MATH 1100||College Algebra||3|
|or MATH 1400||Calculus for Social and Life Sciences I|
|COMMUN 1200||Public Speaking||3|
|STAT 1200||Introductory Statistical Reasoning||3|
|or STAT 1300||Elementary Statistics|
|or ESC_PS 4170||Introduction to Applied Statistics|
|CHEM 1320||College Chemistry I||4|
|CHEM 1330||College Chemistry II||4|
|CHEM 2100||Organic Chemistry I||3|
|CHEM 4600||Introduction to Radiochemistry with Lab||3|
|PHYSCS 1210||College Physics I||4|
& PTH_AS 2203
|Human Anatomy Lecture|
and Human Anatomy Laboratory
|MPP 3202||Elements of Physiology||5|
|NUCMED 1000||Orientation to Nuclear Medicine||1|
|CDS 2190||Medical Terminology||3|
|CDS 4480||Clinical Ethics||3|
|or PHIL 2440||Medical Ethics|
|or HLTH_SCI 4480||Clinical Ethics|
|HLTH_SCI 3900W||Introduction to The Research Process and Evidence Base - Writing Intensive||3|
|Core requirements for the nuclear medicine emphasis|
|NUCMED 3255||Orientation to Clinical Practice||2|
|NUCMED 3256||Clinical Nuclear Medicine I||2|
|NUCMED 3263||Morphological Correlations in Nuclear Medicine I||3|
|NUCMED 4232||Clinical In Vitro||3|
|NUCMED 4268W||Clinical Nuclear Medicine II - Writing Intensive||3|
|NUCMED 4269||Clinical Nuclear Medicine III||1|
|NUCMED 4299||Morphological Correlations in Nuclear Medicine II||3|
|NUCMED 4330||PET in Nuclear Medicine||3|
|NUCMED 4327||Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation||3|
|NUCMED 4329||Radiopharmaceuticals in Nuclear Medicine||3|
|NUCMED 4940||Clinical In Vivo I||6|
|NUCMED 4941||Clinical In Vivo II||7|
|RA_SCI 3160||Radiologic Physics||3|
|RA_SCI 4110||Sectional Anatomy||3|
|RA_SCI 4150||Computed Tomography: Physics and Procedures||5|
|CDS 3460||Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Diagnostic Applications I||3|
|CDS 4328||Radiation Safety and Biology||4|
|CDS 4460||Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Diagnostic Applications II||3|
|CDS 4985||Healthcare Organization and Leadership||3|
Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to take the national certifying examinations given by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board. Students may also pursue credentials offered through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
Below is a sample plan of study, semester by semester. A student's actual plan may vary based on course choices where options are available.
|NUCMED 1000||1||ENGLSH 1000||3|
|PSYCH 1000||3||COMMUN 1200||3|
|MATH 1100 or 1400||3||CHEM 1320||4|
& BIO_SC 1020 (or BIO_SC 1500)
& PTH_AS 2203
|STAT 1200 or 1300||3||HIST 1100||3|
|PHYSCS 1210||4||CHEM 2100||3|
|CHEM 1330||4||MPP 3202||5|
|CDS 2190||3||Behavioral/Social Science (level 2000+)||3|
|HLTH_SCI 3900W||3||Humanities 2000+ Level Course||3|
|CDS 4328||4||CDS 3460||3||CDS 4085||3|
|NUCMED 3255||2||CDS 4480||3||CDS 4460||3|
|NUCMED 3263||3||CHEM 4600||3||NUCMED 4232||3|
|NUCMED 4327||3||NUCMED 3256||2|
|RA_SCI 3160||3||NUCMED 4299||3|
|CDS 4985||3||NUCMED 4269||1|
|NUCMED 4268W||3||NUCMED 4330||3|
|NUCMED 4940||6||NUCMED 4941||7|
|RA_SCI 4110||3||RA_SCI 4150||5|
|Total Credits: 136|
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