nuclear medicine technology curriculum

The following text is taken from The University of Findlay's undergraduate catalog.
 
A major in nuclear medicine technology consists of BIOL 322, 322L, 323, 323L; CHEM 130, 130L, 325, 325L; HEPR 150, 220; MATH 138 or higher; NMED 406, 416, 425, 435, 445, 455, 462, 465, 472, 475, 477, 485, 486, 487; and PHYS 250, 250L, 251, 251L. Additional courses may be required for admission into the Nuclear Medicine Institute.
 
An Associate of Arts degree in nuclear medicine technology consists of BIOL 322, 322L, 323, 323L; CHEM 130, 130L; COMM 110 or 211; HEPR 150, 220; MATH 138 or higher; NMED 406, 416, 425, 435, 445, 455, 462, 465, 472, 475, 477, 485, 486, 487; and PHYS 250 and 250L or 260. Additional courses may be required for admission into the Nuclear Medicine Institute.

A certificate of completion in nuclear medicine technology consists of successfully completed post-secondary prerequisites (grade of 70% or better) in college algebra, English composition, general chemistry with lab, general physics with lab (must be a general physics course, radiologic physics will not satisfy this requirement), human anatomy, human physiology, humanities, medical terminology, social science, speech/oral communication, and CPR (certification must be valid throughout the clinical training period and cover adults, children, and infants) and NMED 406, 416, 425, 435, 445, 455, 462, 465, 472, 475, 477, 485, 486, and 487. This certificate may be applied towards an associate or baccalaureate degree.

Please contact the program or department to obtain information regarding specific admission requirements or application packets to the Nuclear Medicine Institute.
 

Nuclear Medicine Institute at The University of Findlay

The Nuclear Medicine Institute (NMI) was started in 1966 in Cleveland, Ohio, and moved to the campus of then- Findlay College in 1984. It is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT) to offer a 52-week certificate program in nuclear medicine technology. This certificate is presently accepted by eight affiliate colleges, in addition to The University of Findlay, for credit towards a degree. NMI is owned by The University of Findlay and operates in accordance with the accreditation standards set forth in the “Accreditation Standards for Nuclear Medicine Technologist Education.” A copy of these standards is available at the following website: www.jrcnmt.org. Upon successful completion of the program, the student is eligible to apply for one or possibly both of the national certification exams offered in nuclear medicine technology.
 
Nuclear medicine technology is a paramedical field concerned with the safe and effective use of radioactive materials for the diagnosis of various pathological disease states and for the treatment of some specific disorders. A nuclear medicine technologist is a highly trained individual who has a solid background in mathematics and the physical, chemical, and biological sciences. Under the supervision of a physician, the nuclear medicine technologist is responsible for radiopharmaceutical preparation and quality control; the performance of in vivo imaging and non-imaging procedures, instrumentation quality control; and the computer analysis of the data acquired and utilized by the physician for diagnosis. The nuclear medicine technologist works closely with other allied health professionals within the medical community to provide quality patient care.
 
NMI’s 52 week program is a highly concentrated one, with classes being held for 28-32 hours per week during the academic session, and requiring 40 hours of training per week during the clinical session. The academic session is one semester in length and is held on the campus of The University of Findlay. During this session, the student receives the theory and concepts of nuclear medicine technology. Clinical training is 35 weeks in length and takes place at one or more of the NMI clinical affiliates. During clinical training, the student learns the practical application of the theory and receives hands-on experience in performing nuclear medicine procedures under the supervision of a certified nuclear medicine technologist. A one-week review session and final exam is scheduled at the end of clinical training.