Diagnostic Medical Imaging Nuclear Medicine

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Diagnostic Medical Imaging Nuclear Medicine

  1. 1. Diagnostic Medical Imaging Nuclear Medicine Certificate Total Required Credits for Certificate: 40 Code: 4173 About the Program The Nuclear Medicine Technology certificate is a 15-month program that involves daytime and evening classes and clinical education three to four days a week. Upon successful completion, graduates become eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and the Nuclear Medicine Technologist Certification Board (NMTCB). Program web site: www.cod.edu/NuclearMed/ Health Sciences Admissions The majority of Health Sciences programs require either a separate admissions process (in addition to the standard college application form) and/or the completion of specific prerequisites before acceptance into a program. The Health Sciences Admissions office is located in the Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2046. For more information, check out the Health Sciences Admissions web site at: www.cod.edu/hsadmissions/ Program Notes 1. Admission Requirements: All students applying for the summer class of any given year must have the necessary paperwork and prerequisites completed by the preceeding March 1. It is the student’s responsibility to oversee this process. 2. Application Check List: a. Formal application to the College of DuPage Diagnostic Medical Imaging Nuclear Medicine program along with a non-refundable $50 processing fee check made out to College of DuPage b. Completion of the Health Occupations Aptitude Test (PSBHOAT) with a minimum grade of 50 percentile on all categories c. Minimum Grade Point Average of 2.5. Only grades of “C” or above in any of the prerequisites. d. Verification of professional certification, if any e. Documentation of two years of direct patient contact work OR completion of the following: Health Science 1110, Biomedical Terminology, with Fire Science 2271 (Emergency Medical Technician-Basic) OR Health Science 1110 with Health Science 1105, Certified Nursing Assistant, OR Health Science 1110 with Health Science 1122, 1124, Phlebotomy Clinical. f Copy of Educational Credentialing Evaluation for students who have completed their college education outside the continental United States and sent to the College of DuPage Records office. Records can be requested online at: www.ece.org. g. Completion of the COMPASS math placement test with a minimum score of 62 if your college algebra is more than five years old h. Attendance to a group advising session and/or communication with the program coordinator i. CPR certification upon admission to the program j. Complete health examination at the College of DuPage Health Center upon acceptance into the program 3. Academic Prerequisites: All of the following coursework must be completed or equivalent experience/coursework validated prior to program entry: a. Associate’s degree or higher b. All of the following prerequisite coursework must be completed as part of your degree or in addition to your degree or in addition to your degree and validated prior to the application deadline: 1. English 1101 and English 1102 2. Speech 1100 3. Psychology 1100 4. Biology 1151 5. Anatomy and Physiology 1151 and 1152 OR 1571 and 1572 6. Chemistry 1211, General Chemistry, or 1551, Principles of Chemistry I 7. Math 1431 or 1428 8. COMPASS Math Test if College Algebra is more than five years old 9. Physics 1100, Physics or Radiologic Physics 10. CIS 1110, Using Computers: An Introduction Equivalent coursework may be substituted for the above courses. The Nuclear Medicine program director, the Nuclear Medicine Admissions Committee and/or C.O.D.’s Records office may determine course equivalency. 4. Other: Applications of those who do not fully meet all conditions relative to two years of direct patient contact work experience, but meet ALL other requirements, may be eligible for appointment if the following conditions are met: B.S. degree in Biology, Chemistry and/or Physics as long as all of the above academic prerequisites are met (i.e., anatomy and physiology, physics, college algebra, biology, chemistry, computer science) And Successful completion of one of the sequences of Health Science courses listed below TO INCLUDE CLINICAL AND CERTIFICATION: Health Science 1110, Biomedical Terminology, and Fire Science 2271, Emergency Medical Technician-Basic OR Health Science 1110 and 1105, Certified Nursing Assistant OR Health Science 1110 and 1122, 1124 Phlebotomy Clinical (continued on next page) 1 of 26/22/2009 College of DuPage
  2. 2. Diagnostic Medical Imaging Nuclear Medicine Certificate (continued from page 1) Any circumstance that may arise regarding student admission that is not included in current program policies may be presented to the Admissions Committee for consideration. College of DuPage Requirements Students must earn the final 10 credits at College of DuPage. Certificate Requirements DMIN 1100 Basics of Nuclear Medicine ...........................3 DMIN 1101 Physics and Instrumentation in Nuclear Medicine..........................................6 DMIN 1102 Nuclear Medicine Radiopharmacy................6 DMIN 1103 Radiation Biology and Radiation Safety Bridge..................................................2 DMIN 1111 Clinical Nuclear Medicine I ..........................3 DMIN 2200 Nuclear Medicine Procedures.......................4 DMIN 2202 Nuclear Medicine Procedures III ..................4 DMIN 2211 Clinical Nuclear Medicine II.........................3 DMIN 2212 Clinical Nuclear Medicine III........................3 DMIN 2221 Positron Emission Tomography I..................3 DMIN 2222 Nuclear Medicine Review Seminar ...............1 DMIR 2220 Sectional Anatomy for Diagnostic Imaging .......................................2 Adviser If you are considering this program as an area of study, consult with the program coordinator in this field: Location Phone Joanne Metler, (630) 942-3065 coordinator E-mail: metler@cod.edu 2 of 26/22/2009

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