Nuclear Medicine Technology
NUCLEAR MEDICINE TECHNOLOGY/BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
Total Credit Hours: 145
Major Credit Hours: 102
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 (65)02-110 General Biology I (4)02-111 General Biology I Lab (1)02-115 General Biology II (4)02-116 General Biology II Lab (1)02-220 Genetics (4)02-221 Genetics Lab (1)02-224 General Microbiology (4)02-226 General Microbiology Lab (1)02-320 Biostatistics (3)02-335 Advanced Clinical Physiology (3)02-336 Case Studies in Human Physiology (1)02-355 Biochemistry I- Molecular Biochemistry with Clinical Correlates (3)02-356 Biochemistry I Lab (1)02-426 Immunology (3)02-496 Biology Senior Thesis (2)03-110 General Chemistry I (4)03-111 General Chemistry I Lab (1)03-115 General Chemistry II (4)03-116 General Chemistry II 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)13-200 Calculus I (4)
or13-211 Calculus for the Life Sciences (4)17-200 College Physics I (4)17-201 College Physics I Lab (1)II. Students complete the professional phase of the program at one of two sites: Northwestern Memorial Hospital or College of DuPage.A. Northwestern Memorial Hospital Curriculum (33)02-340 Management and Methods of Patient Care I (1-3)02-342 Radiation Safety and Protection (2-3)02-344 Radiation Physics/ Instrumentation (3)02-346 Diagnostic Nuclear Imaging Clinical Practicum I (4)02-348 Clinical Nuclear Medicine Procedures I (3)02-360 Radiation Detection and Instrumentation (3)02-440 Management/Methods Patient Care II (1-2)02-446 Diagnostic Nuclear Imaging Clinical Practicum II (4)02-448 Clinical Nuclear Medicine Procedures II (3)02-450 Radionuclide Chemistry and Radiopharmacy (3)02-452 Radiation Biology (1-3)02-456 Clinical Correlations/Pathology (2)B. College of DuPage Curriculum (35)07-300 Basics of Nuclear Medicine (3)07-303 Physics and Instrumentation in Nuclear Medicine (5)07-304 Nuclear Medicine Radiopharmacy (4)07-306 Radiation Biology and Radiation Safety (2)07-307 Clinical Nuclear Medicine I (3)07-400 Nuclear Medicine Procedures II (5)07-403 Nuclear Medicine Procedures III (3)07-410 Clinical Nuclear Medicine II (3)07-411 Clinical Nuclear Medicine III (3)07-442 PET: Positron Emission Tomography (3)07-454 Nuclear Medicine Review Seminar (1)
III. 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)
IV. General Education Credits (43)
V. 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 General Microbiology Lab; and 02-496 Biology Senior Thesis.