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 mail@jrcnmt.org;  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:

BI-161
BI-162
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II
8
CH-120
CH-121
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry II
8
PY-221
PY-222
General Physics I
and General Physics II
8
PY-241
PY-242
Physics I (Mechanics)
and Physics II ( Electricity, Magnetism and Optics)
8

 Requirements

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
Pre-calculus
Calculus I
Calculus II
Technical Speciality Courses(42 credits)
Introduction and Hospital Orientation (no credit)
BI/PY-451Nuclear Instrumentation I4
BI/PY-452Nuclear Instrumentation II4
BI-461NMT Clinical Practicum I4
BI-462NMT Clinical Practicum II4
BI-463NMT Clinical Practicum III6
BI-464NMT Clinical Practicum IV8
BI/CH-453Radiopharmaceuticals4
BI/CH-465Clinical NMT I4
BI/CH-466Clinical NMT II4
1

MA-150 is not acceptable. Higher level math courses that require Calculus as a prerequisite are acceptable. MA-150 must be completed for the Biology Major.

Upon completion, the NMT program courses, in toto, will satisfy the requirements for three upper level elective courses.