Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Nuclear Medicine


Program Description

Nuclear medicine combines chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer technology, and medicine in using radioactivity to diagnose and treat disease. Though there are many diagnostic techniques currently available, nuclear medicine uniquely provides information about both the structure and function of virtually every major organ system within the body. It is this ability to characterize and quantify physiologic function which separates nuclear medicine from other imaging modalities, such as x-ray The Nuclear Medicine Technologist is a highly specialized healthcare professional who works closely with the nuclear medicine physician. Some of the technologist's primary responsibilities are to:

  • Prepare and administer radioactive chemical compounds, known as radiopharmaceuticals
  • Perform patient imaging procedures using sophisticated radiation-detecting instrumentation
  • Accomplish computer processing and image enhancement
  • Analyze biologic specimens in the laboratory
  • Provide images, data analysis, and patient information to the physician for diagnostic interpretation.


The didactic and clinical education offers students the knowledge and skills necessary to become a competent Nuclear Medicine Technologist. Clinical education occurs at various hospitals and medical centers in Boston and the surrounding areas that offer experiences through a competency-based model using state of the art equipment such as SPECT/CT and PET/CT. The program prepares students to sit for the national certification exams offered by the Nuclear Medicine Certification Board (NMTCB) and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

Regis College has a rich history and excellent reputation as a provider of education for healthcare professionals. The NMT program is part of the college environment that provides students with a broad base of learning in the humanities and sciences.

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Nuclear Medicine Courses

Prerequisite Courses

  • Chemistry I and II with Lab
  • Anatomy & Physiology I and II with Lab
  • Statistics
  • General Physics with Lab


Courses in social science, humanities, and oral/written communication should have been taken as part of the prior BA/BS degree.

All prerequisites need not be completed at time of application, but are required prior to beginning the program. Prerequisite science courses must be completed at regionally accredited US post-secondary institutions and taken within the seven years prior to the application deadline.

Fall 2015 Application Deadline: March 2nd, 2015

Curriculum

Fall
MI 330 Radiobiology & Protection 2 Credits
MI 460 Nuclear Med. Procedures and Technology 6 Credits
MI 479 Nuclear Cardiology 3 Credits
MI 468 Clinical Internship I 2 Credits
MI 477 Research Methods 3 Credits
Total 16 Credits
Spring
MI 470 Cross Sectional Imaging 3 Credits
MI 472 Radiopharmacy & Pharmacology 2 Credits
MI 469 Clinical Internship II 4 Credits
MI 478 Molecular Imaging 3 Credits
MI 465 Radiation Sciences & Instrumentation 3 Credits
Total 15 Credits
Summer
MI 476 Medical Imaging Seminar 4 Credits
MI 480 Clinical Internship III 4 Credits
Total 8 Credits

Total Credits for Certificate: 39

*** Completion of the certificate program provides advanced standing (6 credits) into one of 2 Master Degree Programs offered at Regis College: Master of Science in Health Administration or Master of Science in Regulatory and Clinical Research.

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Faculty Bios

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