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Nuclear Medicine Major (BS)


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Nuclear Medicine Major - Bachelor of Science (BS)

Please see the Nuclear Medicine web page at healthphysics.unlv.edu/nuclear-medicine.html for information about department programs, faculty and facilities.

Please see advising information at the Public Health Undergraduate Advising at alliedhealth.unlv.edu/advising.htm.

Accreditation

Institution - Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities www.nwccu.org

Program - The Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology jrcnmt.org/

Learning Outcomes

Nuclear medicine is the medical specialty that utilizes radioactive materials to make diagnostic evaluations of the anatomic and/or physiologic conditions of the body and provides therapy with unsealed radioactive sources. The nuclear medicine program at UNLV is designed to train students for entry-level positions in nuclear medicine. Additionally, graduates will meet many of the prerequisites required for post-graduate studies in health related areas. The specific program objectives are, that upon graduation, the graduate should:

  1. Apply theoretical and practical applications of nuclear medicine in the workplace.
  2. Find gainful employment locally, or regionally, as a staff or chief technologist.
  3. Continue to acquire knowledge and experiences requisite to assuming a leadership role in the field of nuclear medicine.
  4. Have learned many diverse aspects of nuclear medicine from routine to experimental through a wide range of clinical experiences.
  5. Successfully write a national registry examination in nuclear medicine.
  6. Have a sound academic foundation for graduate study.
  7. Conduct themselves in an ethical and professional manner.

•University Graduation Requirements

Nuclear Medicine Degree Requirements - Total: 120 Credits


General Education Requirements - Subtotal: 38-39 Credits


First-Year Seminar - Credits: 2-3


English Composition - Credits: 6


Second-Year Seminar - Credits: 3


Constitutions - Credits: 4


Distribution Requirement - Credits: 18


Please see Distribution Requirements for more information.

  • Humanities and Fine Arts: 9 credits
    • Two courses 3 credits each from two different humanities areas – 6 credits
    • One course in fine arts – 3 credits.
  • Social Sciences: 9 credits
    • One course each from three different fields
  • Life and Physical Sciences and Analytical Thinking: 
    • o Automatically satisfied by Major requirements

Multicultural and International


Multicultural, one 3 credit course required
International, one 3 credit course required

These courses may overlap with general education and major requirements.  A single course may not meet the multicultural and international requirements simultaneously. For the list of approved multicultural and international courses, go to: http://facultysenate.unlv.edu/students.

Electives - Credits: 0-3


Must be approved by student’s advisor.

Total Credits: 120


Note


  1. CMI 490 is to be taken three times for a total of 9 credits.

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