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.
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.