Plan of Study

Nuclear Medicince Technology degree requirements vary depending on the University of College you attend.  Most however require a student to have earn an associate degree in Radiography or completed three years of porrequisites in some science.  Radiography graduate typically have an advantage due to their background in radiation protection, patient care and radiation physics. 

The following is the plan of study at IUPUI.

Admission

General Information Admission to the professional program is competitive; therefore, completion of the prerequisites does not guarantee admission to the program.

Class Size Seven students are admitted to begin the program in summer session II (late June) each year.

Specific Requirements
In addition to the School of Medicine Health Professions Programs’ admission policies and procedures found at the beginning of this section of the bulletin, the policies below apply to the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program.

Application Deadline November 15 of the year before anticipated entry.

Total Number of Prerequisite Credit Hours 60

Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average 2.80 on a 4.00 scale. This requirement is applied at the time of program application and must be maintained. The grades from all college courses taken, including remedial courses and courses that do not meet prerequisite requirements, are considered when calculating the minimum cumulative grade point average.

Minimum Specific Grade Point Average 2.50 on a 4.00 scale for all life and physical science course work. This requirement is applied at the time of program application and must be maintained. The grades from all college life and physical sciences courses taken, including remedial courses and courses that do not meet prerequisite requirements, are considered when calculating the minimum specific grade point average.

Minimum Grade Requirement in a Stated Prerequisite Course C (2.00 on a 4.00 scale).

Interview Qualified applicants must participate in an interview. Interviews are conducted in January or early February.

Technical Standards See School of Medicine Health Professions Programs’ policy.

Indiana Residents Preference Policy See School of Medicine Health Professions Programs policy.

Professional Program

Courses in the professional program are sequential and therefore must be taken in the order specified by the program faculty.

The 65 professional credits listed below are obtained within a 22-month period and fulfill eligibility requirements for the registry examination in nuclear medicine technology. Some electives may be taken (as shown below) during the 22-month program.

Junior
Summer Session I Credits
Medical Terminology (RADI-R 108)* 1.0
Total 1.0
*May be taken before entering professional Program,
must be completed by end of Summer Session II
Summer Session I Credits
Introduction to Radiography (RADI-R 110) 3.0
Patient Care (RADI-R112) 3.0
Total 6.0
Fall Semester Credits
Projects in Nuclear Medicine Technology I (RADI-R 410) 1.0
Physics and Instrumentation of Nuc Med I (RADI-R 412) 2.0
Applications of Radionuclides I (RADI-R 432) 3.0
Radiation Protection  in Nuclear Medicine (RADI-R 437) 1.0
Clinical Nuclear Medicine Practicum I (RADI-R 445) 6.0
Elective if needed for Graduation 3.0
Total 13.0-16.0
Spring Semester Credits
Projects in Nuclear Medicine Technology II (RADI-R 411) 2.0
Physics and Instrumentation of Nuc Med II (RADI-R 417) 2.0
Radionuclide Measurement (RADI-R 422) 2.0
Nuclear Medicine In-Service I (RADI-R 423) 1.0
Clinical Nuclear Medicine Practicum I (RADI-R 445) 5.0
Elective if needed for Graduation 3.0
Total 12.0-15.0
Senior
Summer Session I & II Credits
Patient Care II (RADI-R 212) 12 wks/SS I & II 1.0
Sectional Imaging Anatomy (RADI-R 404) 6 wks/SS II 3.0
Clinical Nuclear Medicine Practicum II (RADI-R 446) 12 wks SS I & II 5.0
Elective if needed for Graduation 3.0
Total 9.0-12.0
Fall Semester Credits
Nuclear Medicine In-Service II (RADI-R 424) 1.0
Radiopharmaceuticals (RADI-R 427) 2.0
Essential Radiology I (RADI-R 438) 1.0
Nuclear Medicine Management (RADI-R 441) 1.0
Clinical Nuclear Medicine Practicum III (RADI-R 447) 6.0
Medical Imaging Theory for NMTs (RADI-R 449) 1.0
Elective if needed for Graduation 3.0
Total 12.0-15.0
Spring Semester Credits
Projects in Nuclear Medicine Technology III( RADI-R 413) 2.0
Nuclear Medicine In-Service III (RADI-R 425) 1.0
Applications of Radionuclides II (RADI-R 433) 2.0
Essential Radiology II (RADI-R 439) 2.0
Clinical Nuclear Medicine Practicum III (RADI-R 447) 5.0
Elective if needed for Graduation 3.0
Total 12.0-15.0

Awards The faculty will recommend to the university, graduating students with superior academic performance for degrees awarded with distinction according to the university's policy. Also, students with outstanding academic and clinical achievement during their professional program may be recognized by the program at the time of graduation.

Graduation Requirements  Satisfactory completion of a minimum of 125 credit hours. All course work must be completed in compliance with the program’s and school’s academic and professional policies.