Jul 22, 2024  
2010-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2010-2012 Undergraduate Catalog ARCHIVED CATALOG: CONTENT MAY NOT BE CURRENT. USE THE DROP DOWN ABOVE TO ACCESS THE CURRENT CATALOG.

Nuclear Medicine Major


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs

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.

Degree Requirements


English Composition - Total Credits: 6


English Literature - Total Credits: 3


Constitutions - Total Credits: 4


Mathematics - Total Credits: 5


Distribution Requirement Life and Physical Sciences and Analytical Thinking


Humanities and Fine Arts - Total Credits: 9

Social Science - Total Credits: 9

Multicultural and International


(see note below)

Electives - Total Credits: 7-9


Must be approved by student’s advisor.

Total Credits: 124


Note


  1. Every student must complete a three-credit multicultural course and a three-credit international course. Courses satisfying other requirements may simultaneously satisfy the multicultural and international requirements except one course cannot satisfy both the multicultural and the international requirements.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs