Nuclear Medicine Technology

Nuclear Medicine Degree Information

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The Nuclear Medicine Technology major requires the student to complete 120 credit hours for graduation. This includes 45 hours of residency, 36 advanced hours (junior/community college courses will not satisfy), 36 of the last 45 hours from UIW, 45 clock hours community service and computer literacy (test or course credit).

To fulfill the requirements for this degree program, the student must complete undergraduate coursework, including the university core curriculum and the following major specific requirements:

  1. Mathematics Requirement - 6 hours of coursework that includes:

    MATH 1311 Precalculus 
    MATH 2303 Introduction to Probability and Statistics

  2. Ethics Requirement - 3 hours of coursework that includes one of the following:

    PHIL 3333 Applied Ethics, PHIL 3332 Ethics, or RELS 1360 Christian Ethics

  3. Nuclear Medicine Core Requirement - 55 hours of coursework that includes:

    NMED 2420 Patient Care Technologies
    NMED 3210 Health Assessment and Communication for the Nuclear Medicine Technologist
    NMED 3305 Application of Radionucleides
    NMED 3310 Pathophysiology for Nuclear Medicine Technologist
    NMED 3320 Medical Radiation Safety
    NMED 4310 Introduction to Nuclear Medicine
    NMED 4312 Molecular Imaging and the Physics of Medical Imaging 
    NMED 4322 Radiopharmacy, Radiochemistry, and Radioimmunoassay
    NMED 4331 Instrumentation
    NMED 4341 Radiation Biology/Biophysics 
    NMED 4361 Nuclear Medicine Registry Review 
    NMED 4510 Nuclear Cardiology 
    NMED 4545 Principles of PET and PET/CT 
    NMED 4604 Clinical Nuclear Medicine I
    NMED 4606 Clinical Nuclear Medicine II

  4. Biology Core Requirement - 8 hours of coursework that includes:

    BIOL 2321/2121 Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab
    BIOL 2322/2122 Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab

  5. Chemistry Core Requirement - 8 hours of coursework that includes:

    CHEM 1301 Chemical Principles I 
    CHEM 1302 Chemical Principles II 
    CHEM 1203 General Chemistry Lab

  6. Physics Core Requirement - 8 hours of coursework that includes:

    PHYS 1301/1101 General Physics I with Lab
    PHYS 1302/1102 General Physics II with Lab

Nuclear Medicine Technology Course Descriptions

A minimum grade of C is required in all nuclear medicine courses. In general, satisfactory completion of courses in one semester is required prior to enrolling in subsequent semesters. Failure to make a minimum grade of C in any required nuclear medicine course will prevent the student from progressing in the program. Students who fail one or more courses in the program must make application to the nuclear medicine program to continue. The student’s overall academic achievement will be considered in the decision to be retained or to be placed on enforced withdrawal from the nuclear medicine program.