In this full-time program, students spend 40 hours each week during the 12-months needed to complete the certificate requirements. Time is divided between classroom courses and clinical instruction.
The Nuclear Medicine Division of the Department of Radiology in The University of Kansas Health System's main hospital performs a wide variety of diagnostic and therapeutic exams. The student will receive experience in nuclear pharmacy, patient care, imaging of bone, kidney, brain, lung, GI tract and cardiac function, Positron Emission Tomography and an overview of computed tomography. Students benefit from the clinical experiences made possible by The University of Kansas Hospital, the region's premiere academic health center.
Professional curriculum includes patient care, radiation safety and protection, nuclear medicine physics and radiation physics, nuclear instrumentation, math and statistics, radionuclide chemistry and radiopharmacy, departmental organization and function, radiation biology, nuclear medicine in-vivo and in-vitro procedures, radionuclide therapy, computer applications, clinical education, positron emission tomography, medical law and ethics, basic computed tomography, and supervised clinical education.
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
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
NMED 090 Seminar, 2.5 credits
NMED 091 Clinical Internship III, 6 credits
May 07, 2021