Introduction to Nuclear Medicine
- Credit Hours: 2
This course is a study of the overall basics of nuclear medicine technology. This course includes patient care, ethics, medical-legal issues and the history of nuclear medicine.
The Nuclear Medicine Certificate is an advanced certificate and requires entering students to have already completed prior college Health Sciences and/or science coursework. Because this program is an advanced certificate, it is strongly recommended that interested students meet with a Nuclear Medicine Technology program faculty and/or Health Sciences advisor early in their matriculation at Midlands Technical College.
Nuclear medicine technologists are trained in the safe handling and application of radioactive materials for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in the medical field. The applied skills of nuclear medicine technologists complement nuclear medicine physicians by providing clinical information pertinent to patient diagnosis and treatment.
The Nuclear Medicine Certificate program is a full-time program. Admission is limited to those who meet the specific admissions criteria. The certificate program begins each fall semester and ends with the summer semester.
Students will receive clinical education in affiliate hospitals’ nuclear medicine departments. Students must provide their own transportation to clinical sites that may include Columbia, Florence, Spartanburg and Greenville. Didactic instruction is given at the Health Science facility located on the Airport Campus.
The Nuclear Medicine Technology program is fully accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology and graduates are eligible to take the ARRT and the NMTCB examinations. Graduate achievement data is an indicator of program effectiveness, demonstrating the extent to which a program achieves its goals. The current report on graduate achievement data, identified by program, is available on the JRCNMT website by clicking on the following link: Graduate Achievement Report.
Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology
820 W. Danforth Road, #B1
Edmond, OK 73003
Learning experiences for students in the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certificate Program are provided in classrooms and laboratories on the Airport Campus in the Health Sciences Building. Required clinical experiences (externships/internships) are arranged through affiliations with local healthcare facilities.
Read the official Nuclear Medicine Program Information Packet provided by Mauren Kreiner, Director, Nuclear Medicine Technology.
In additional to general Health Sciences Program requirements, specific requirements for attaining interview eligibility status for the NMT program include:
Students are accepted contingent upon successful completion of the health form, criminal background investigation and drug screening.
Students must present CPR certification (adult, infant and child) and first-aid certification cards at the time of advisement before entering their first nuclear medicine course. The CPR certification must be kept current while in the program.
Students who are not certified radiologic technologists will be required to complete NMT 100–Preparation for Clinic during the summer semester prior to beginning professional courses.
In order to graduate from the NMT program, students must complete each course with at least a “C.” No courses having an NMT prefix may be repeated.
|NMT-101||Introduction to Nuclear Medicine||2|
|NMT-102||Nuclear Medicine Procedures I||2|
|NMT-103||Nuclear Medicine Physics||2|
|NMT-104||Nuclear Medicine Procedures II||2|
|NMT-105||Quality Assurance Methodology||2|
|NMT-106||Nuclear Medicine Procedures III||2|
|NMT-107||Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation||3|
|NMT-109||Special Topics in Nuclear Medicine||2|
|NMT-150||Applied Nuclear Medicine I||8|
|NMT-151||Applied Nuclear Medicine II||8|
|NMT-152||Applied Nuclear Medicine III||6|
|Total Credit Hours||39|