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Course Catalog

Nuclear Medicine  
List of all courses and their descriptions
List of all courses, their descriptions and offerings in the schedule book

NMED2001 - Intro To The Hospital Environm
Spring 2015

This course is designed to prepare the student to perform basic patient care techniques, understand medical terminology, experience the actual hospital settings and develop an empathetic and instructional approach to patient care.
2 Credits

NMED2002 - Evaluation and Instruction
Spring 2015

This course focuses on the educational methods and techniques and their application to a clinical setting. Developing and understanding the importance of professional communication with patients, families, caregivers and other health care providers is emphasized. Students will learn to integrate their knowledge in an appropriate and culturally competent manner.
Prerequisite: COSK2220 or COSK2225
2 Credits

NMED2003 - Fundamentals Hlth Care Admin
Spring 2015

This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the structure and financing of health care. The class will also include evolving integrated health care delivery systems, technological innovations, an increasingly complex regulatory environment, restructuring of work, and an increased focus on preventive care.
2 Credits

NMED3003 - Nucl Medicine Physics/Rad Phys
Spring 2015

This course will develop the student's understanding of the physics of nuclear medicine technology as the technologist applies it daily. The student will also develop an understanding of the presented concepts as they are related to instrumentation, quality control, imaging techniques and radiation doses.
Prerequisites: PHYS1010 and PHYS1015.
3 Credits

NMED3004 - Instrumentation Technol/Techn
Spring 2015

This course will present the theories and operations of circuitry for nuclear medicine technology equipment as well as applications of statistics for imaging and counting procedures.
2 Credits

NMED3005 - Radiopharmacy
Spring 2015

This course will deal with the production of radionuclides and their uses, the use of generators, formulation of radiopharmaceuticals, and operation of equipment. The class will also include the biochemical and physical properties of radiopharmaceuticals and their methods of localization.
2 Credits

NMED3006 - Computer Applic Nuclear Medic
Spring 2015

This course provides the student with mock studies that will enable the student to understand computer data acquisition and develop processing skills for quantification and analysis prior to clinical work.
Prerequisite: STAT2110
2 Credits

NMED3007 - Radiation Safety
Spring 2015

This course introduces the principles of radiation protection and the implementation of these principles in the nuclear medicine department. In addition, the federal agencies and regulations that control the use and handling of radioactive materials as related to nuclear medicine are examined.
2 Credits

NMED3008 - Radiopharmacy Techniques
Spring 2015

This course is designed to introduce the student to the practical applications of the nuclear medicine laboratory. This class will provide hands-on training of the techniques of radiopharmaceutical preparations, quality control, In Vitro studies, Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) training, venipunctures and patient care.
Prerequisite: NMED3005.
3 Credits

NMED3009 - Nuclear Medicine Technol/Tech
Spring 2015

This course is designed to introduce the student to the imaging procedures and techniques performed in a nuclear medicine department. Emphasis is placed on the uses of radiopharmaceuticals and pharmaceuticals in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. This includes the administration of radiopharmaceuticals and pharmaceuticals to patients, imaging of the radiopharmaceuticals and distribution in an organ or area of interest within the body.
Prerequisites: NMED3005, NMED3004, and NMED3007.
3 Credits

NMED3010 - Instrumentation/Quality Cntr I
Spring 2015

Course topics include operations and appropriate quality control of nuclear medicine equipment. Students receive instruction in appropriate quality control of testing in order to maintain compliance with regulatory bodies, along with providing optimum patient care.
Prerequisites: NMED3003 and NMED3004.
2 Credits

NMED3011 - Radiation Biology
Spring 2015

The primary objective of this course is for the student to possess a fundamental understanding of the effect of radiation exposure on biological systems. Such effects are the basis for regulations and medical physics practices governing the use of radiation and radioactive materials.
Prerequisite: NMED3007
2 Credits

NMED3050 - Pharmacology
Spring 2015

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of pharmaceuticals to include the mechanisms of action, indications, dosages and adverse effects of the key drug groups. The student will develop an understanding of the fundamental effects of drug indications and pharmacokinetics on biological systems. Drug classifications as well as common interventional drugs used in nuclear medicine technology scope of practice will be discussed. Contrast media used in diagnostic imaging, to include class of drugs, alternates names, mechanism of dose action will be studied.
Prerequisite: NURS2015
3 Credits

NMED4010 - Positron Emission Tomography
Spring 2015

This course will deal with the cyclotron production of radionuclides and their uses, radiation safety for positron emitting isotopes, formulation of radiopharmaceuticals, and operation of imaging equipment. The class will also include the biochemical and physical properties of radiopharmaceuticals and their methods of localization within the body.
Prerequisites: NMED3005, NMED3004 and NMED3007
2 Credits

NMED4013 - Clinical Practice I
Spring 2015

This course exposes the student to a clinical environment where the understanding of the basic functions and applications of imaging equipment in nuclear medicine, radiation safety and patient care are practiced.
Prerequisite: Completion of pre-practicum courses.
3 Credits

NMED4014 - Instrumentation/Qual Cntrl II
Spring 2015

Course topics include operations, appropriate quality control and troubleshooting of nuclear medicine equipment. Students receive instruction in appropriate quality control of testing in order to maintain compliance with regulatory bodies, along with providing optimum patient care.
Prerequisite: Completion of pre-practicum courses
2 Credits

NMED4015 - Clinical Radiopharmacy
Spring 2015

This course exposes the student to a radiopharmacy environment where the practical theory of radiopharmaceutical preparation, measurement, quality control, storage, shipping and receiving are performed.
Prerequisite: Completion of pre-practicum courses.
3 Credits

NMED4016 - Clinical Practice II
Spring 2015

This course exposes the student to a clinical environment where the understanding of the advanced functions and applications of imaging equipment in nuclear medicine, radiation safety and patient care are practiced
Prerequisite: Completion of pre-practicum courses
3 Credits

NMED4017 - Seminar I
Spring 2015

The primary objective of this course is for the student to begin the comprehensive review of all aspect of nuclear medicine technology in preparation for the certification examinations.
Prerequisite: Completion of pre-practicum courses
1 Credits

NMED4018 - Clinical Practice III
Spring 2015

This course is an extension of Clinical Practice II. Concentration is focused on the application of all the nuclear medicine departmental procedures. A radiation safety manual will be developed, written and submitted.
Prerequisite: Completion of pre-practicum courses
3 Credits

NMED4019 - Clinical Practice IV
Spring 2015

This course is an extension of Clinical Practice III. Concentration is focused on an understanding of single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), whole body and monoclonal antibody imaging, and therapeutic procedures.
Prerequisite: Completion of pre-practicum courses
3 Credits

NMED4020 - Nuclear Cardiology
Spring 2015

This course will take place on-line and in the clinical setting. This course exposes the student to advanced cardiopulmonary theory and clinical practice. Concentration is focused on cardiopulmonary pathophysiology, cardiac data acquisition, cardiac data processing, troubleshooting and pharmaceutical intervention.
Prerequisite: Completion of pre-practicum courses.
2 Credits

NMED4021 - Pet Clinical Practice/Research
Spring 2015

This course is focused on an understanding of PET imaging, equipment, radiopharmaceutical usage and patient care. Students will conduct capstone research on one particular disease process in conjunction with PET-CT imaging. The student will present their research results in an APA style research paper and ten-minute oral presentation.
Prerequisite: Completion of pre-practicum courses and COSK2220 or COSK2225
3 Credits

NMED4022 - Seminar II
Spring 2015

The primary objective of this course is for the student to begin the comprehensive review of all aspect of nuclear medicine technology in preparation for the certification examinations.
Prerequisite: Completion of pre-practicum courses
1 Credits

NMED4023 - Computerized Tomography Tech
Spring 2015

This course will provide detailed analysis of computerized axial tomography technology including patient care, imaging procedures, physics and instrumentation.
Prerequisite: Completion of practicum.
3 Credits

NMED4024 - Mri Technology
Spring 2015

This course will provide detailed analysis of magnetic resonance imaging technology including patient care, imaging procedures, data acquisition and processing, physical principles of image formation.
Prerequisite: Completion of practicum.
3 Credits

NMED4043 - Cross-Sectional Anatomy
Spring 2015

This course provides a specialized study of cross-sectional anatomy of the brain, chest, abdomen, pelvis, and extremities relevant to sectional imaging modalities such as single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), computer tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. SPECT, CT, and MR radiographs and diagrams are used to support the learning process.
Prerequisite: BIOL1220 or BIOL3570 or NMED4023
3 Credits

NMED4600 - Advanced Imaging Technology
Spring 2015

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3 Credits

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