Undergraduate Course Catalog 2008-2009

COURSE: 02-300 Basics of Nuclear Medicine (3)
History and evolution of Nuclear medicine as an imaging modality. Radionuclide identification, radionuclide energies and half-lives, and commonly used radiopharmaceuticals for Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine procedures. Introduction to Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine procedures. Patient handling techniques and nursing and laboratory procedures relating to Nuclear Medicine.  Introduction to professional medical ethics, legal issues and patient rights. Quality assurance procedures for the radiation protection of Nuclear Medicine personnel. Prerequisite: Admission to the COD NMT program