Nuclear Medicine Technology / Bachelor of Science 3 + 1 Program

Total Credit Hours:  143 - 149

Major Credit Hours: 100 - 106

A grade of “C-” or better must be earned in a prerequisite course in order to advance to the next course in sequence.

It is the policy of Biology department to support with letters of recommendation for the professional school applications only those students who have achieved a cumulative and science GPA of 3.0 by the time they complete BIOL 42200 Human Anatomy and have no withdrawals in their records. In the event that a student has his/her request for letters of recommendation denied, he/she has the right to petition for reconsideration with the understanding that there is no guarantee that the petition will be successful. Acceptance into any professional school is solely determined by the admission committee of that school. All faculty members have the right to decline a request to write a letter of recommendation for any student.

Nuclear Medicine Technology majors may take a Biology class only two times. If a student has not achieved a minimum grade of a “C-” after the second attempt, the student may not repeat the class.

Students are required to shadow, observe a NMT, for a day at Northwestern Memorial Hospital or the College of DuPage or show proof of such activity at another medical facility before applying to the program.

Degree Requirements

Program: BS-NMDT-1

I. Core Courses (65)

BIOL-11000General Biology 1

4

BIOL-11100General Biology 1 Lab

1

BIOL-11500General Biology 2

4

BIOL-11600General Biology 2 Lab

1

BIOL-22000Genetics

4

BIOL-22100Genetics Lab

1

BIOL-22400General Microbiology

4

BIOL-22600General Microbiology Lab

1

BIOL-32000Biostatistics

3

BIOL-33500Advanced Clinical Physiology

3

BIOL-33600Case Studies in Human Physiology

1

BIOL-42200Human Anatomy

3

BIOL-42300Functional Human Anatomy Lab

1

CHEM-11000General Chemistry 1

4

CHEM-11100General Chemistry 1 Lab

1

CHEM-11500General Chemistry 2

4

CHEM-11600General Chemistry 2 Lab

1

CHEM-22000Organic Chemistry 1

4

CHEM-22100Organic Chemistry 1 Lab

1

CHEM-22500Organic Chemistry 2

4

CHEM-22600Organic Chemistry 2 Lab

1

MATH-20000Calculus 1

4

-OR

MATH-21100Calculus for the Life Sciences

4

PHYS-20000College Physics 1

4

PHYS-20100College Physics 1 Lab

1

PHYS-20500College Physics 2

4

PHYS-20600College Physics 2 Lab

1

II. Recommended

BIOL-35500Molecular Biochemistry with Clinical Correlates

3

BIOL-42600Immunology

3

III. Students complete the professional phase of the program at one of two sites: Northwestern Memorial Hospital or College of DuPage.

A. Northwestern Memorial Hospital Curriculum (35)

BIOL-33800Medical Terminology

0-3

BIOL-34000Management and Methods of Patient Care 1

1-3

BIOL-34200Radiation Safety and Protection

2-3

BIOL-34400Radiation Physics/ Instrumentation

3

BIOL-34600Diagnostic Nuclear Imaging Clinical Practicum 1

4

BIOL-34800Clinical Nuclear Medicine Procedures 1

3

BIOL-36000Radiation Detection and Instrumentation

3

BIOL-44000Management/Methods Patient Care 2

1

BIOL-44200Computed Tomography and Cross-Sectional Anatomy

2

BIOL-44600Diagnostic Nuclear Imaging Clinical Practicum II

4

BIOL-44800Clinical Nuclear Medicine Procedures 2

3

BIOL-45000Radionuclide Chemistry and Radiopharmacy

3

BIOL-45200Radiation Biology

1-2

BIOL-45600Clinical Correlations/Pathology

2

Nuclear Medicine Technology students enroll in BIOL 45200 Radiation Biology for one credit hour.

B. College of DuPage Curriculum (41)

DMIN-1100Basics of Nuclear Medicine

3

DMIN-1101Physics and Instrumentation in Nuclear Medicine

6

DMIN-1102Nuclear Medicine Radiopharmacy

6

DMIN-1103Radiation Biology and Radiation Safety

2

DMIN-1111Clinical Nuclear Medicine I

3

DMIN-2111Clinical Nuclear Medicine II

3

DMIN-2200Nuclear Medicine Procedures II

4

DMIN-2202Nuclear Medicine Procedures III

4

DMIN-2212Clinical Nuclear Medicine III

4

DMIN-2220Sectional Anatomy for Diagnostic Imaging

2

DMIN-2221Positron Emission Tomography

3

DMIN-2222Nuclear Medicine Review Seminar

1

See College of DuPage Catalog for course descriptions.

IV. General Education Credits (43)

V. Advanced Writing Requirement

The advanced writing requirement of the General Education curriculum is satisfied by successful completion of:
BIOL-11100General Biology 1 Lab

1

BIOL-11600General Biology 2 Lab

1

BIOL-22100Genetics Lab

1

BIOL-22600General Microbiology Lab

1