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Certificate in Nuclear Medicine Technology

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Certificate Program Requirements

The student spends 40 hours a week in the 12-month program, with time divided between classroom courses and clinical instruction. The student receives experience in nuclear pharmacy, patient care, imaging of bone, kidney, brain, lung, GI tract and cardiac function, Positron Emission Tomography, and an overview of computed tomography. More details about the program curriculum can be found on the program’s website.

A certificate from the University of Kansas Medical Center is awarded to the student upon successful completion of the program. Graduates are eligible to take the national registry examinations given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and/or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board.

Curriculum

Fall semester: 

NMED 070 Introduction to Nuclear Medicine and Medical Law and Ethics for the Imaging Professional 3.3
NMED 071 Nuclear Chemistry and Physics 2
NMED 072 Radiopharmacy I 3.4
NMED 073 Clinical Procedures 2.4
NMED 074 Radiation Biology and Protection 1.5
NMED 075 Clinical Internship I 6

Spring semester: 

NMED 080 Nuclear Instrumentation, Medical Informatics and Quality Assurance 2.5
NMED 082 Radiopharmacy II 1
NMED 083 Clinical Procedures II 8
NMED 084 Clinical Internship II 8
NMED 085 Research Methods and Health Administration 1

Summer semester: 

NMED 090 Seminar 2.5
NMED 091 Clinical Internship III
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