Nuclear Medicine Technology : Courses

NMD 113 Human Anatomy

Credits: 4
Semester(s): Fall
Type: LLB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Examines the structure and function of organ systems in the human body. Introduces relevant medical terminology.

NMD 210 Introduction to NMT

Credits: 1
Semester(s): Fall
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Explores applications of nuclear medicine ,career opportunities and current topics within the NMT field. Includes a visit to clinical sites.

NMD 305 Immunology for NMT

Credits: 1
Semester(s): Fall
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Reviews basic immunology terminology and principles, including innate versus acquired immunity, antigens, immunogenicity, structural and biological properties of antibodies, antigen-antibody reactions, and tumor immunology.

NMD 324 Nuclear Medicine Technology Laboratory

Credits: 1
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: NMD 421 Or NMD 325
Co-requisites: Student must register for LAB and REC in the same term.
Type: REC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Nuclear Medicine Technology laboratory course.

NMD 325 Radiation Safety for NMT

Credits: 2
Semester(s): Fall
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Covers basic radiation safety for nuclear medicine, including history, license requirements, time/distance shielding, posting, personnel monitoring, required survey records, and misadministration prevention.

NMD 340 Patient Care and Management in NMT

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Reviews the basic hospital organization, medical records, and patient-care skills required in nuclear medicine.

NMD 350 X-Ray and CT Physics

Credits: 2
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: NMD 421 and NMD 325.
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
This course is designed for technologists that will work with hybrid equipment, i.e. the SPECT/CT and PET/CT systems. Covers the production of x-rays, the basic principles of x-ray computed technography, CT camera design, factors affecting image quality, CT quality control, CT unit safety and dosimetry. Basic principles of MRI imaging will also be introduced.

NMD 399 Invivo Studies I

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Involves clinical procedures of the following organ systems - skeletal, respiratory, gastro-intestinal, genitourinary, and endocrine. Focuses on indications, technical aspects, and the technologist's responsibilities.

NMD 400 Invivo Studies II

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: NMD 421 Or NMD 399
Co-requisites: Student must register for LEC and LAB in the same term
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Involves radionuclide procedures of the central nervous system and the heart. Focuses on indications, technical aspects, and the technologist's responsibilities.

NMD 401 Invivo Studies III

Credits: 2
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: NMD 424 Or NMD 340 Or NMD 400
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Covers tumor imaging procedures, infrequently performed procedures, and positron emission tomography (PET) studies. Focuses on indications, technical aspects, and the technologist's responsibilities.

NMD 415 Radionuclide Therapy

Credits: 0.8
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: NMD 324
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Covers indications and procedures for all routine approved radionuclide therapies, as well as radiation exposure/protection for the general public from patients receiving these therapies.

NMD 416 Departmental Management for NMT

Credits: 0.8
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: NMD 324
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Helps students understand the roles and responsibilities of supervising technologists. Topics covered include quality assurance, hospital accreditation, accredition specific to nuclear medicine, billing management, staff supervision, informed consent, liability, and malpractice.

NMD 421 Basic Radiation Science

Credits: 4
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LLR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Studies basic radiation physics, including atomic structure, radioactivity, properties of ionizing radiation, interaction with matter, and principles of basic radiation detection devices.

NMD 424 Nuclear Instrumentation

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Examines operating principles of advanced radiation measuring and imaging devices, including sodium-iodide crystal detectors, gamma cameras, and PET Scanners. Also covers instrument quality control, digital imaging, acquisition and reconstruction methods, and causes of artifacts.

NMD 425 Clinical Conference a

Credits: 2
Semester(s): Fall
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Reviews case studies and journal articles, and demonstrates and discusses topics related to the in-vivo studies courses, professional issues and clinical rotations. Requires oral presentations.

NMD 426 Clinical Conference B

Credits: 2
Semester(s): Spring
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Reviews case studies and journal articles, and demonstrates and discusses topics related to the in-vivo studies courses and to Clinical Rotations. Requires oral presentations.

NMD 427 Radiation Biology for NMT

Credits: 2
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Emphasizes human radiation biology. Explores factors influencing radiation effects, tissue-sensitivity tolerance, clinical applications, radiation risk and regulatory issues in medicine and public health.

NMD 450 Clinical Computed Tomography

Credits: 4
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: NMD 324 And NMD 340 And NMD 350 or Permission of Instructor
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Provide practical experience with a variety of CT diagnostic procedures to prepare the student for the ARRT exam in computed tomography

NMD 451 Radiopharmacy

Credits: 2
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: NMD 321 Or NMD 325
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Covers the design, production, quality control, and regulatory control of radiopharmaceuticals. Kit preparation considerations and dose calculations are also covered.

NMD 496 Clinical Rotation

Credits: 12
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Pre-requisite: NMD 324 Or NMD 400
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
Provides practical experience in various clinical facilities; including static, dynamic, SPECT and PET imaging; in vivo functions studies; instrument operation-gamma cameras, dose calibrators, survey equipment, probe devices, PET scanners and other health physics, radiopharmaceutical preparation and nuclear cardiology.

NMD 498 Undergraduate Research

Credits: 1
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Students will collaborate with a faculty mentor on an ongoing research project or conduct an independent research project under faculty supervision. This project may relate to any aspect of nuclear medicine, including basic science of nuclear medicine or clinical practice.

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:01:51 EST