Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Nuclear Medicine Technology - Degrees & Policies

Degrees Offered

Undergraduate: BS


Students interested in learning more about the field of Nuclear Medicine Technology should contact Mr. Egon W. Fast at fast@buffalo.edu or (716) 838-5889 ext 135. For course scheduling and academic advisement students should contact Mrs. Kelli Hickey(khickey@buffalo.edu) or Ms. Shannon Brown (smbrown3@buffalo.edu) Undergraduate Academic Advisement office of the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Acceptance Information

Freshman Admission Policy.
Freshman students who enter the University as declared Nuclear Medicine Technology majors are admitted into the program on a conditional basis. A seat in NMT for these students is guaranteed if they meet the 3 conditions listed: (1) the student makes satisfactory progress towards the completion of all lower division math and science prerequisite courses in the first 2 years, (2) attains a grade of C or better in all required math and science prerequisite courses completed, and (3) the student attains a minimum math and science prerequisite GPA of 3.0. Students entering via the Freshman Admissions Policy must submit the online application through the School of Medicine and Biomedical website by February 1st of the sophomore year. All students that enter the NMT Program via the Freshman Admissions Policy will also be interviewed in February of the sophomore year.

General Admission.
Students accepted into Nuclear Medicine Technology as freshmen who do not meet the three conditions listed above, as well as students wishing to change their major, are considered for placement in the program through the regular admission process. All students with a minimum prerequisite course GPA of 2.5 are encouraged to apply. Applications are made online through the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences website: http://medicine.buffalo.edu. All eligible applicants are called for an interview in February.

All students must complete all required prerequisite courses prior to the fall semester in which they start taking upper division NMT professional sequence courses.

Transfer Policy

Transfer students must be accepted by the University and meet the program admission criteria. Prerequisite courses taken at another school must be equivalent in content. Questions regarding prerequisite course equivalency should be directed to the program director.

Transfer applicants must complete their university application (which includes sending official transcripts of the fall semester work) prior to January 15.

Nuclear Medicine Technology - B.S.

Acceptance Criteria

Applications to the program should be made before February 1st in the sophomore year. A minimum GPA of 2.0 overall and a minimum GPA of 2.5 in prerequisite science and mathematics courses is necessary for consideration for admission into the program. Every applicant who can feasibly complete the prerequisite courses prior to the fall semester for which they seek admissions and has the minimum prerequisite course GPA is invited for an interview. Selection is based on GPA and information gathered through the interview process. Decisions regarding acceptance are made prior to the end of the spring semester. Note: If a student has more than one course to complete in the summer, they are not considered eligible.

Prerequisite Courses

ANA 113 Human Anatomy
MTH 121 Calculus I
BIO 200 Evolutionary Biology
BIO 201 Cell Biology
CHE 101 General Chemistry
CHE 102 General Chemistry
PGY 300 Human Physiology
PHY 101/PHY 151 College Physics I/Lab
PHY 102 College Physics II
STA 119 Statistical Methods (may substitute PSY 207 Psychological Statistics)

Required Courses

NMD 305 Immunology For NMT
NMD 324 Nuclear Medicine Technology Lab
NMD 325 Radiation Safety for NMT
NMD 350 X-Ray and CT Physics
NMD 427 Radiation Biology
NMD 340 Patient Care and Management in NMT
NMD 399 InVivo Studies I
NMD 400 InVivo Studies II
NMD 401 InVivo Studies III
NMD 415 Radionuclide Therapy
NMD 416 Departmental Management for NMT
NMD 421 Basic Radiation Science
NMD 424 Nuclear Instrumentation
NMD 425 Clinical Conference A
NMD 426 Clinical Conference B
NMD 451 Radiopharmacy
NMD 496 Clinical Rotation (repeatable for credit)

Undergraduate Credit Requirements Chart
Credits Required for Major 103.8
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum 29
Additional Credits Required for Electives 0
Total Credits Required for Degree 132.8

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements (UB Curriculum) for general education and remaining university requirements.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all requirements, the student will have knowledge to:
  • Explain the physics, radiation biology, radiation safety & regulations, instrumentation, drugs, quality control procedures, clinical studies (diagnostic and therapeutic), and patient care and management related to the field of nuclear medicine
  • Perform all routine diagnostic nuclear medicine procedures and quality control procedures in a timely fashion with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrate patient care and management skills
  • Discuss and demonstrate good oral communication skills, professional behavior, interpersonal skills, the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and reasoning skills through a variety of activities such as journal article review, image artifact evaluation, class projects, case study analysis, problem analysis, etc

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

View the Finish in Four Curricular Plan for the Nuclear Medicine Technology BS which is a recommended sequence of courses to help achieve this degree in four years.

Last updated: February 22 2022 21:08:39