Curriculum

 
Course Number Course Title Credits
  Spring  
NMT 301 Introduction to Nuclear Medicine Technology 4.0
RADT 255 Patient Care Interventions for Allied Health 1.0
NMT 231 Clinical Observation  3.5
NMT 321 Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine Procedures I 3.0
  Summer  
NMT 311 Radiation Safety and Physics  2.0
NMT 332 Clinical Diagnostic Procedures I  8.5
NMT 405 Radiopharmacy  1.0
NMT 421 Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine Procedures II  3.0
  Fall  
NMT 402 Instrumentation and Radiobiology 2.0
NMT 431 Clinical Diagnostic Procedures II  8.5
NMT 425 Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine Procedures III 3.0
  Spring  
NMT 432 Clinical Diagnostic Procedures III  6.5
NMT 430 Registry Review 2.0
CTSC 300 Principles of Computed Tomography  2.0
CTSC 301 Physics and Radiation Protection 2.0
CTSC 407 Sectional Anatomy and Pathology 2.0

Courses of study schedule is subject to change

15 class hours = 1 credit hour

Nuclear Medicine Course Descriptions

NMT 231 Clinical Observation
Provides an introduction to the clinical practice of nuclear medicine with an emphasis on departmental policies and procedures, radiation safety and patient care. Offers practical experience observing and applying health care principles.

NMT 301 Introduction to Nuclear Medicine Technology
An introduction to the science and practice of nuclear medicine technology. This course explains the organization of diagnostic imaging departments and discusses the responsibilities of the professional nuclear medicine technologist.

RADT 255 Patient Care Interventions for Allied Health
This course is designed to introduce the student to nursing procedures and techniques related to nuclear medicine.

NMT 311 Radiation Safety and Radiation Physics
This course covers concepts and physical principles that govern radioactivity and interactions of ionizing radiation with matter, principles and applications of radiation safety and protection.

NMT 405 Radiopharmacy
This course will define and discuss the theory and practice of radiopharmacy and radiochemistry, including preparation, calculation of doses, quality control, radiation safety and applicable regulations.

NMT 402 Instrumentation and Radiobiology
This course will define the principles of operation and quality control for all non-imaging and imaging instruments in nuclear medicine as well as and the interactions of ionizing radiation with human tissue.

NMT 321 Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine Procedures I
This course covers anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, radiopharmacy, imaging techniques and interpretation of images. It is designed to be taught in an integrated system by system approach as applied to nuclear medicine.

NMT 421 Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine Procedures II
This course covers anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, radiopharmacy, imaging techniques and interpretation of images. It is designed to be taught in an integrated system by system approach as applied to nuclear medicine.

NMT 425 Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine Procedures III
This course covers anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, radiopharmacy, imaging techniques and interpretation of images. It is designed to be taught in an integrated system by system approach as applied to nuclear medicine.

NMT 332 Clinical Diagnostic Procedures I
Clinical education designed to gain skills required to achieve clinical competencies in a variety of nuclear medicine procedures. Emphasis is placed on the integration of clinical and didactic education leading to proficiency.

NMT 431 Clinical Diagnostic Procedures II
Clinical education designed to gain skills required to achieve clinical competencies in a variety of nuclear medicine procedures. Emphasis is placed on the integration of clinical and didactic education leading to proficiency.

NMT 432 Clinical Diagnostic Procedures III

Clinical education designed to gain skills required to achieve clinical competencies in a variety of nuclear medicine procedures. Emphasis is placed on the integration of clinical and didactic education leading to proficiency.

CTSC 300 Principles of Computed Tomography
The principles of computed tomography imaging are taught, including basic patient care, pharmacology and drug administration, and routine pediatric and emergency medical care procedures.

CTSC 301 Physics and Radiation Protection
Topics include the physical principles and instrumentation involved in computed tomography. An overview is also given of radiation protection and responsibilities.

CTSC 407 Sectional Anatomy and Pathology
Course content includes the detailed study of gross anatomical structures by location, relationship to other structures and function. Thorough coverage is given of human diseases diagnosable via computed tomography.

NMT 430 Registry Review

Review to prepare students for national certification exams offered by the ARRT and NMTCB.