NMTEC 233 Clinical Education IV • 13 Cr.
Fourth in a five-course sequence of supervised clinical instruction in nuclear medicine technology. Topics include imaging, patient care, radiopharmacy, camera quality control, and computer analysis. Students are expected to gain proficiency according to defined objectives. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- In a new clinical site, demonstrate ability to adapt to new procedures, protocols, and department rules.
- Discuss multiple ways in which nuclear medicine procedures are performed and the rationales for differing practice.
- Suggest a clinical diagnosis and further diagnostic testing for each study performed.
- Discuss factors that affect nuclear medicine procedures, including contraindications, interfering medications and medical procedures, altered physiology, and improperly prepared radiopharmaceuticals.
- Complete ten competencies at the new clinical site, excluding injection competencies already demonstrated.
- Fall 2016 (current quarter)