Institution - Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities www.nwccu.org
Program - The Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology jrcnmt.org/
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:
Apply theoretical and practical applications of nuclear medicine in the workplace.
Find gainful employment locally, or regionally, as a staff or chief technologist.
Continue to acquire knowledge and experiences requisite to assuming a leadership role in the field of nuclear medicine.
Have learned many diverse aspects of nuclear medicine from routine to experimental through a wide range of clinical experiences.
Successfully write a national registry examination in nuclear medicine.
Have a sound academic foundation for graduate study.
Conduct themselves in an ethical and professional manner.
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.
Major Requirements - BS in Nuclear Medicine - Subtotal: 79-81 Credits