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Nuclear Medicine Courses

Course numbers in parentheses and course descriptions correspond to courses at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences.

NMT 411 Nuclear Imaging and Instrumentation I (NMT 201, Nuclear Medicine Theory I) - 4 credits

This is an introductory course in the fundamental concepts of nuclear medicine. This course is a study of the basic sciences that apply to nuclear medicine. Topics include nuclear physics, mathematics, instrumentation, radiation biology and nuclear medicine procedures.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into Nuclear Medicine Technology program

NMT 412 Nuclear Imaging and Instrumentation II (NMT 202, Nuclear Medicine Theory II) - 6 credits

 This course is designed to build on the knowledge gained in NMT 201. Topics covered in this course include radiation safety, radiopharmacy and more advanced nuclear medicine procedures.
Prerequisite: NMT 411 (NMT 201)

NMT 413 Clinical Practicum (NMT 211, Nuclear Medicine Clinical I) - 5 credits each term

This course is designed to introduce the beginner student to the profession of nuclear medicine technology. Practicum takes place at the clinical affiliates. Students learn by observing and assisting a nuclear medicine technologist in the performance of nuclear medicine imaging and associated tasks. Various clinical competencies and five nuclear medicine procedure competencies are required in this course. 
Prerequisite: Acceptance into Nuclear Medicine Technology program

NMT 414 Clinical Practicum (NMT 212, Nuclear Medicine Clinical II) -
5 credits each term

The student will continue to work toward demonstrating competencies in the more frequently performed nuclear medicine studies. They will observe and assist the technologist in the performance of complicated studies. Various clinical competencies and ten nuclear medicine procedure competencies are required for this course.
Prerequisite: NMT 413 (NMT 211)

NMT 415 Cross-sectional Anatomy (BIO 195 ) - 1 credits

In this course the student studies gross anatomical structures viewed in sagittal, axial and coronal planes utilizing CAT scan, MRI and line drawing images. The basic structures and functions of major organ systems are described along with common pathologies of each organ system.
Prerequisite: BIO 218 Human Anatomy & Physiology II

NMT 421 Nuclear Physics and Radiation Safety (NMT 203, Nuclear Medicine Theory III) - 2 credits

This course discusses innovations and advances in nuclear medicine. This course provides a comprehensive review of topics covered throughout the year in order to prepare the students for the national registry examination.
Prerequisite: NMT 412 (NMT 202)

NMT 425 Clinical Seminar/Research (NMT 213 Nuclear Medicine Internship) - 6 credits

This final session of practical learning allows the students to fine tune their skills and apply all they have learned in NM Theory. Students are expected to be able to perform most studies with limited supervision. Various clinical competencies and ten nuclear medicine procedure competencies are required for this course.
Prerequisite: NMT 414 (NMT 212)

NMT 451 Clinical Seminar/Researc h(NMT 213, Nuclear Medicine Internship) - 6 credits

This final session of practical learning allows the students to fine tune their skills and apply all they have learned in NM Theory. Students are expected to be able to perform most studies with limited supervision. Various clinical competencies and ten nuclear medicine procedure competencies are required for this course.
Prerequisite: NMT 414 (NMT 212)

NMT 452 Patient Ethics (PHI 210, Ethical and Legal Dimensions in the Health Sciences) - 1 credit

This course will present students with the opportunity to investigate legal aspects of professional practice and ethical dilemmas that occur in patient care. Content includes laws and policies that define and regulate professional practice, criminal and civil actions involving healthcare providers and the legal responsibilities related to executing job responsibilities. Emphasis is placed on patients’ rights and the professional duty to safeguard them. This course also explores ethical decision-making and the resolution of ethical dilemmas encountered in professional practice.
Prerequisite: Health Care Management Course - BUA 258 or BUA 341; Co-requisite: NMT 411 (NMT 201)

NMT 462 Medical Terminology (HSC 100) - 1 credit

An introductory course of medical terms designed to develop a familiarity and confidence in utilizing medical terminology.  Through self-directed learning, the student develops the ability to spell correctly and use and pronounce medical terms.
Prerequisite: None