Nuclear Medicine Technology is an exciting medical specialty that uses radioactive medications to image organs and tissues in the human body. Nuclear Medicine Technologists are responsible for preparing and administering the medications to patients undergoing Nuclear Medicine tests. They also operate the sophisticated scanners that are used to perform the imaging. The Nuclear Medicine Technology Program at Ferris State University is the only university-based program in Michigan.
A medical degree is a vocational degree, allowing you to develop the practical and clinical capabilities specific to medicine, as well as the professional and personal attributes necessary to become a doctor
Jobs directly related to your degree include:
General practice doctor
There are over 60 specialist areas of medicine; information on each can be found at NHS Health Careers.
Jobs where your degree would be useful include:
Healthcare scientist, genomics
Higher education lecturer
International aid/development worker
Mental health nurse
Research scientist (life sciences)
Remember that many employers accept applications from graduates with any degree subject, so don't restrict your thinking to the jobs listed here.
Ferris State University offers two campus options for students pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology. One option is for students to enroll in the professional courses at the Big Rapids campus. The second option is for students to attend professional courses at the Ferris Grand Rapids campus as well as elective courses at Ferris on-line and/or Grand Rapids Community College. You will select your preference on the application form when you apply January 15 30. Career Opportunities In nuclear medicine, radionuclides (unstable atoms that emit radiation spontaneously) are used to diagnose and treat disease. Nuclear medicine technologists administer these radiopharmaceuticals to patients, then monitor the characteristics and functions of tissues or organs in which they localize. Abnormal areas show higher or lower concentrations of radioactivity than normal. I want to find another Bachelor Course Nuclear medicine technologists operate gamma scintillation cameras that detect and map the radioactive material in the patient's body to create an image. Nuclear medicine technologists explain test procedures to patients. They prepare a dosage of the radiopharmaceutical and administer it by injection or other means. Technologists then produce the images for a physician to interpret. Technologists adhere to safetystandards to keep radiation doses to workers and patients as low as reasonably achievable.
Programme Structure Courses Included: Intermediate Algebra Introto General Chemistry Medical Microbiology Orientation to Medical Vocabulary English 1 Human Anatomy & Physiology Conceptsin Physics InterpersonalCommunications Principlesof Public Speaking SmallGroupDecisionMaking Introduction to Nuclear Medicine Practical Math. in Nuclear Medicine Principlesof Nuclear Medicine Principlesof Nuclear MedicineLab TheU.S. Health Care System
Academic Entry Requirement
Academic Requirements Admission Requirements: Students must be admitted to the university. To be qualified to enter the professional sequence of the program high school students must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA, a math ACT subscore of 19 and a minimum grade of "B" in chemistry. Transfer students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 with a minimum grade of "C" in MATH 110 and in chemistry with a laboratory. To assure students of a quality technical education in classroom/lab and clinical practice, enrollment is limited. Students who meet or will have met the program's qualification criteria by the end of Fall semester are required to apply to the program's professional sequence between January 15 and January 30 of the year prior to the August professional sequence entry. Admission will be based upon date of qualification.