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Curriculum

Here are the courses and clinical experiences to expect during the nuclear medicine technology program.

As a student in the nuclear medicine technology program, you'll gain skills ranging from the technical to the personal, from nuclear instrumentation to supervised clinical care.

Nuclear Medicine Technology Coursework

Fall Semester

NMED 070 Introduction to Nuclear Medicine and Medical Law and Ethics for the Imaging Professional (3.3 credit hours)
NMED 071 Nuclear Chemistry and Physics (2 credits)
NMED 072 Radiopharmacy I (3.4 credits)
NMED 073 Clinical Procedures (2.4 credits)
NMED 074 Radiation Biology and Protection (1.5 credits)
NMED 075 Clinical Internship I (6 credits)

Spring Semester

NMED 080 Nuclear Instrumentation, Medical Informatics and Quality Assurance (2.5 credits)
NMED 082 Radiopharmacy II (1 credit)
NMED 083 Clinical Procedures II (8 credits)
NMED 084 Clinical Internship II (8 credits)
NMED 085 Research Methods and Health Administration (1 credit)

Summer Semester

NMED 090 Seminar (2.5 credits)
NMED 091 Clinical Internship III (6 credits)

** These schedules are provided for reference only. For more information about courses, please visit the KU Academic Catalog.

Vaccines and Clinical Site Requirements

The University of Kansas Medical Center requires various immunizations for its students. For a detailed list please visit the student health forms webpage or speak with Student Health Services. These immunization requirements help promote health and safety and facilitate clinical placement.

Many, if not all, clinical sites who partner with the University of Kansas Medical Center require proof of these vaccines for students engaged in training or other programmatic experiences at clinical sites. Not being vaccinated may preclude students from participating in activities, potentially impeding their ability to complete all program requirements for degree completion. Applicants with questions should speak with a representative from the academic program to which they intend to apply.

KU School of Health Professions

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