BHS in Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences with Emphasis in Nuclear Medicine
Degree Program Description
Nuclear medicine (NM) technologists use radioactive compounds to produce functional, molecular images and to treat many cancers. They work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, imaging and research centers, commercial radiopharmacies, and nuclear research reactors. Nuclear medicine procedures are used to diagnose and treat diseases and to tailor treatment regimens. The NM program includes two years of pre-requisite coursework and two years of professional coursework. Students graduate with a Bachelor of Health Science (BHS) degree in Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences with an emphasis in Nuclear Medicine. Graduates of the program are eligible to challenge the nuclear medicine technology credentialing examinations administered by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology.
Major Program Requirements
Students must complete the Program Pre-requisite courses below with a grade of C- or higher. All Major Core Requirements require a grade of C (2.0) or higher, unless otherwise noted. Students must also meet degree and University requirements, including University general education requirements. In addition to the degree requirements below, the Nuclear Medicine program requires an application, including an interview. Students are encouraged to work with an advisor in order to best structure the pre-requisites and prepare for the program application.
|MATH 1100||College Algebra||3|
|or MATH 1400||Calculus for Social and Life Sciences I|
|ENGLSH 1000||Writing and Rhetoric||3|
|or ENGLSH 1000H||Honors Writing and Rhetoric|
|COMMUN 1200||Public Speaking||3|
|or COMMUN 1200H||Public Speaking - Honors|
& BIO_SC 1020
|General Principles and Concepts of Biology|
and General Biology Laboratory
|or BIO_SC 1500||Introduction to Biological Systems with Laboratory|
|or BIO_SC 1500H||Introduction to Biological Systems with Laboratory Honors|
|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|
|or CHEM 1320H||College Chemistry I - Honors|
|CHEM 1330||College Chemistry II||4|
|or CHEM 1330H||College Chemistry II- Honors|
|PHYSCS 1210||College Physics I||4|
& PTH_AS 2203
|Human Anatomy Lecture|
and Human Anatomy Laboratory
|MPP 3202||Elements of Physiology||5|
|CDS 2190||Medical Terminology||3|
|2000-level or higher Approved Nuclear Medicine Elective||3|
|Major Core Requirements||69|
|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||Regulation of Radioisotopes||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 4939||Nuclear Clinical Internship I||2|
|NUCMED 4940||Nuclear Clinical Internship II||6|
|NUCMED 4941||Nuclear Clinical Internship III||7|
|RA_SCI 3160||Radiologic Physics *||3|
|RA_SCI 4110||Sectional Anatomy *||3|
|RA_SCI 4150||Computed Tomography: Physics and Procedures *||6|
|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 4480||Clinical Ethics||3|
|or PHIL 2440||Medical Ethics|
|or HLTH_SCI 4480||Clinical Ethics|
|or HLTH_SCI 4480W||Clinical Ethics - Writing Intensive|
|CDS 4985||Healthcare Organization and Leadership||3|
Denotes courses in which a grade of C- is accepted.
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.
|PSYCH 1000||3||ENGLSH 1000||3|
|MATH 1100 or 1400||3||COMMUN 1200||3|
& BIO_SC 1020
& PTH_AS 2203
|STAT 1200, 1300, or ESC_PS 4170||3||MPP 3202||5|
|HIST 1100, 1200, or POL_SC 1100||3||CDS 2190||3|
|PHYSCS 1210||4||2000-level or higher Approved Nuclear Medicine Elective||3|
|CHEM 1330||4||Behavioral/Social Science||3|
|CDS 4955W or HLTH_SCI 3900W||3||2000+ level Humanities||3|
|CDS 4328||4||CDS 3460||3||CDS 4460||3|
|NUCMED 3255||2||CDS 4480, PHIL 2440, or HLTH_SCI 4480||3||NUCMED 4232||3|
|NUCMED 3263||3||NUCMED 3256||2||NUCMED 4939||2|
|NUCMED 4327||3||NUCMED 4299||3|
|RA_SCI 3160||3||NUCMED 4329||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||6|
|Total Credits: 132|
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