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Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences, B.S., Specialization in Nuclear Medicine Technology


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Contact:

Christina R. Lim
Special Instructor and Coordinator
lim@oakland.edu

Nancy Demo
Executive Secretary
demo@oakland.edu

Nuclear Medicine Technologists utilize small amounts of radioactive materials for diagnosis, therapy and research. Diagnosis can involve organ imaging using gamma counters to detect radioactive material administered to the patient or analysis of biologic specimens to detect levels of various substances. Therapeutic doses of radioactive materials are also given to patients to treat specific diseases.

The Nuclear Medicine Technology (NMT) specialization is available to School of Health Sciences students through a partnership between the Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences, and the Nuclear Medicine Institute at the University of Findlay (Findlay, Ohio). Admission to the University of Findlay Nuclear Medicine Technology program is through a competitive admissions process.  Once accepted, Oakland students will need to 1) apply to be a guest student at the University of Findlay while they are in the Nuclear Medicine program; 2) send a letter of acceptance to their academic adviser; and 3) register for classes and pay tuition through the University of Findlay.

The Findlay program has two start dates per year, in August and January. Application for the clinical program is made during the junior year and should be made 9-12 months prior to the desired beginning class date (November 1st for an August start date or April 1st for the following January start date).  The senior year of study consists of a 12-month program, one semester on the University of Findlay campus, and two semesters of full-time clinical education at a clinical affiliate. Currently available clinical affiliates in the Detroit metropolitan area include Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit; Harper Hospital, Detroit; University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor; and the Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor.  The Findlay NMT program has over 60 clinical affiliates, in 10 states, so additional options are available if the student so desires. Upon completion of the NMT program at the University of Findlay, the student will receive their B.S. in Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences, Specialization in NMT, from Oakland University. Students are responsible for sending their final, official transcripts from Findlay University to the records office at Oakland University at the end of their final semester in order to confer the degree. Acceptance into the University of Findlay Nuclear Medicine Technology program is competitive and based on grade-point average, personal interview and letters of recommendation.

Requirements for clinical and diagnostic sciences, B.S.


Complete a minimum of 120 credits and fulfill the requirements described below:


  1. Meet the university general education requirements (see General Education Requirements ). Note that several courses under requirement number three below satisfy general education requirements and Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences degree requirements. See courses marked with “*”.
  2. Complete the Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences core curriculum.
  3. Complete the specialization course requirements specified under the following specialization: nuclear medicine technology.
  4. Complete all Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences major program course-work with a cumulative GPA of 2.80 or higher.

Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences core curriculum courses

Admissions

To be accepted in a clinical specialization internship, students must submit a formal application for each program for which they seek consideration. Applications for the histotechnology and radiologic technology internship programs are processed in the winter semester of the sophomore year (or winter semester following completion of the Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences core curriculum). Applications for nuclear medicine internships are processed during the fall or winter semester of the junior year (depending on desired start of clinical program) and applications for the MLS internships are processed during the summer prior to the senior year. It is recommended that students have at least a 3.00 overall GPA. Students with lower grade point averages may be admitted provisionally pending satisfactory completion of appropriate fall semester, junior-year course work. Students should check the clinical program’s websites for exact application dates.

Grade point policy

Students in the professional specializations HTL, MLS, NMT, or RAD whose cumulative grade point average falls below a 2.80 are not able to graduate with the professional specialization designation.  In these cases, students are eligible to graduate with a Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences Pre-clinical professions specialization.

In order to remove program probationary status, students must raise their cumulative major grade point average to 2.80 or higher.

Nuclear Medicine Technology Specialization professional course requirements


Degree completion at the Nuclear Medicine Institute, University of Findlay, OH


To complete the nuclear medicine technology specialization, students must complete the following courses at the University of Findlay

  • NMED 406 Molecular Imaging Mathematics (3)
  • NMED 416 Molecular Imaging Physics (2)
  • NMED 425 Molecular Imaging Radiobiology (1)
  • NMED 435 Molecular Imaging Radiation Protection (2)
  • NMED 445 Molecular Non-Imaging Procedures (3)
  • NMED 455 Molecular Imaging Procedures (5)
  • NMED 462 Radionuclide Therapies (1)
  • NMED 465 Radiochemistry and Radiopharmaceuticals (3)
  • NMED 472 Molecular Imaging Instrumentation (3)
  • NMED 475 Molecular Imaging Spect (1)
  • NMED 477 Molecular Imaging Pet (1)
  • NMED 485 Clinical Nuclear Medicine I (12)
  • NMED 486 Clinical Nuclear Medicine II (12)
  • NMED 487 Molecular Imaging Capstone (1)

Note


Some clinical programs may require MTH 1441 . Check the individual clinical programs for current requirements.

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