Major in Biology, Concentration in Nuclear Medicine Technology
Worcester State University offers, in conjunction with the University of Massachusetts Medical School, a concentration in Nuclear Medicine Technology (NMT), administered by a program advisory committee and accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology.
Nuclear medicine is a study of techniques developed in hospitals, particularly in radiology, pathology, and internal medicine departments. These techniques are used for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. The program is limited to a relatively small number of students.
This program is being discontinued at the end of the 2017-2018 academic year. No new students are being accepted into this program.
The nuclear medicine technology program at Worcester State University is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT), 820 W. Danforth Rd. #B1, Edmond OK 73003; phone 405-285-0546; email email@example.com; http://www.jrcnmt.org. This program is currently on probation but it is accredited. For more information go to http://jrcnmt.org/news/other-news-documents/ and refer to the appropriate Accreditation Action Report. Information on recent examination pass rates is available here.
Requirements for a Major in Biology, Concentration in Nuclear Medicine Technology
Prerequisites for the program include successful completion of:
|Human Anatomy and Physiology I|
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II
|General Chemistry I|
and General Chemistry II
|General Physics I|
and General Physics II
|Physics I (Mechanics)|
and Physics II ( Electricity, Magnetism and Optics)
|Math Requirement||(7-8 credits)|
|Two math courses based on Accuplacer scores and Departmental Major Requirements selected as a minimum from the following:||7-8|
|Introduction to Functions|
|Technical Speciality Courses||(42 credits)|
|Introduction and Hospital Orientation (no credit)|
|BI/PY-451||Nuclear Instrumentation I||4|
|BI/PY-452||Nuclear Instrumentation II||4|
|BI-461||NMT Clinical Practicum I||4|
|BI-462||NMT Clinical Practicum II||4|
|BI-463||NMT Clinical Practicum III||6|
|BI-464||NMT Clinical Practicum IV||8|
|BI/CH-465||Clinical NMT I||4|
|BI/CH-466||Clinical NMT II||4|
Upon completion, the NMT program courses, in toto, will satisfy the requirements for three upper level elective courses.