Undergraduate Course Catalog 2008-2009

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Total Credit Hours: 139-141
Major Credit Hours: 96-98

A grade of C or better must be earned in a prerequisite course in order to advance to the next course in sequence.

It is the policy of Biology department to support with letters of recommendation for the professional school applications only those students who have achieved a cumulative and science GPA of 3.25 by the time they complete 02-355 Biochemistry I and have no withdrawals in their records. In the event that a student has his/her request for letters of recommendation denied, he/she has the right to petition for reconsideration with the understanding that there is no guarantee that the petition will be successful. Acceptance into any professional school is solely determined by the admission committee of that school. All faculty members have the right to decline a request to write a letter of recommendation for any student.

Nuclear Medicine Technology majors may take a Biology class only two times. If a student has not achieved a minimum grade of a "C" after the second attempt, the student may not repeat the class.

Students are required to shadow, observe a NMT, for a day at Northwestern Memorial Hospital or the College of DuPage or show proof of such activity at another medical facility before applying to the program.

The Biology Department will award 3 hours of credit for our general education class 02-100 (Introduction to Biology) when students have received a score of 4 or 5 on AP tests. We do not award any credit for major classes based on AP scores.

I. Core Courses (62)
02-110 General Biology I (4)
02-111 General Biology I Lab (1)
03-110 General Chemistry I (4)
03-111 General Chemistry I Lab (1)
02-115 General Biology II (4)
02-116 General Biology II Lab (1)
03-115 General Chemistry II (4)
03-116 General Chemistry II Lab (1)
13-200 Calculus I (4)
13-211 Calculus for the Life Sciences (4)
02-220 Genetics (4)
02-221 Genetics Lab (1)
02-224 Microbiology (4)
02-226 Microbiology Lab (1)
03-220 Organic Chemistry I (4)
03-221 Organic Chemistry I Lab (1)
03-225 Organic Chemistry II (4)
03-226 Organic Chemistry II Lab (1)
02-355 Biochemistry I- Molecular Biochemistry with Clinical Correlates (3)
02-356 Biochemistry I Lab (1)
02-426 Immunology (3)
17-200 College Physics I (4)
17-201 College Physics I Lab (1)
02-335 Advanced Clinical Physiology (3)
02-336 Case Studies in Human Physiology (1)
02-480 Department Pillars Portfolio (0)
02-494 Research Methods in Allied Health (2)

II. Northwestern Memorial Hospital Curriculum (33)
02-340 Management and Methods of Patient Care I (2)
02-342 Radiation Safety and Protection (2)
02-344 Nuclear Physics and Instrumentation (2)
02-346 Diagnostic Nuclear Imaging Practicum I (4)
02-348 Clinical Nuclear Imaging Procedures I (2)
02-354 Computer Applications (2)
02-360 Radiation Detection and Protection (2)
02-440 Management and Methods of Patient Care II (2)
02-446 Diagnostic Nuclear Imaging Practicum II (4)
02-448 Clinical Nuclear Imaging Procedures II (2)
02-449 Quality Control (2)
02-450 Radionuclide Chemistry and Radiopharmacy (2)
02-452 Radiation Biology (2)
02-456 Clinical Correlation (2)
02-460 Applied Basic Mathematics (1)

III. College of DuPage Curriculum (35)
02-442 PET: Positron Emission Tomography (3)
02-454 Nuclear Medicine Review Seminar (1)
02-400 Nuclear Medicine Procedures II (5)
02-401 Nuclear Medicine Procedures III (3)
02-411 Clinical Nuclear Medicine II (3)
02-412 Clinical Nuclear Medicine III (3)
02-300 Basics of Nuclear Medicine (3)
02-301 Physics and Instrumentation in Nuclear Medicine (5)
02-302 Nuclear Medicine Radiopharmacy (4)
02-303 Radiation Biology and Radiation Safety (2)
02-304 Clinical Nuclear Medicine I (3)

IV. Select one of the following: (1)
02-380 Biochemistry Journal Club (1)
02-381 Physiology Journal Club (1)
02-382 Microbiology Journal Club (1)
02-384 Genetics Journal Club (1)

V. General Education Credits (43)

VI. The advanced writing requirement of the General Education curriculum is satisfied by the successful completion of the following courses that contain strong writing components: 02-111; 02-116 General Biology Labs I and II; 02-226 Microbiology Lab; and 02-494 Research Methods.