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Bachelor Applied Science Degree in Radiation and Imaging SciencesNuclear Medicine Concentration

The BAS concentration in nuclear medicine is designed for individuals who have completed nuclear medicine technology educational programs and want to advance their knowledge and skills within this specialty.  In conjunction with the combination of nuclear medicine imaging with other imaging modalities, the concentration includes learning and practice in computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging.

Learning Outcomes

Degree recipients should possess the skills and abilities described below:

  • Perform PET, CT and PET/CT examinations, analyze the results, and provide appropriate patient care relevant to each modality
  • Demonstrate a level of knowledge in nuclear cardiology, positron emission tomography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging that is commensurate with certification exams in these fields
  • Discuss concepts of and provide input into the management of radiology image/information processing systems, quality assurance programs, and departmental accreditation efforts
  • Apply concepts of management, communications, and teamwork to the operation of a nuclear medicine department, and develop strategies to improve departmental function
  • Analyze aspects of health care as currently practiced in the United States, from the standpoint of economic challenges, cultural differences, and ethical dilemmas
  • Communicate with culturally dissimilar persons in a professional environment
  • Given a variety of scenarios, integrate all aspects of nuclear medicine into holistic solutions or responses

Completion Worksheet

Download the completion worksheet for the BAS degree [PDF]

Requirements

Course No. Course Name  Credit Hrs.
Proficiency Requirement
Math 099 Intermediate Algebra N/A
Prerequisite Requirements
National Certification in Nuclear Medicine Technology OR N/A
An associate degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology 65
Science Human Anatomy and Physiology I 5
Science Human Anatomy and Physiology II 5
English English Composition I 5
RADON 127 Sectional Anatomy  2
Humanities From AAS-DTA transfer list 5
Social Science From AAS-DTA transfer list 5
General Program and Concentration Requirements
CMST 330 Intercultural Communication for the Professional Practitioner 5
ECON 315 Economics of Healthcare 5
MATH 130 Introduction to Statistics 5
PHIL 365 Biomedical Ethics: Theory and Practice 5
Choose 5 credits from the following: 5
ENGL 201 The Research Paper (5Cr)  
ENGL& 235 Technical Writing (5Cr)  
Concentration Requirements
RAIM 411 Institutional Quality Management & Accreditation 5
RAIM 460 Management & Leadership in Healthcare 5
RAIT 301 Sectional Anatomy 3
RAIT 310 Computed Tomography Instrumentation & Procedures 3
RAIT 311 Clinical Practicum in Computed Tomography 12
RAIT 315 Magnetic Resonance Instrumentation & Procedures 3
RAIT 350 Nuclear Cardiology 5
RAIT 360 Advanced Positron Emission Tomography 3
RAIT 361 Clinical Practicum Positron Emission Tomography 12
RAIT 455 Nuclear Medicine Concept Integration 2
RAIT 490 Information & Imaging Management 3
Choose 9 credits from the following: 9
RAIT 302 Body Pathophysiology (3 Cr)
 
RAIT 303 Neuropathophysiology (3 Cr)
 
RAIT 312
Biology of Cancer (5 Cr)
 
RAIT 316
Clinical Practicum In Magnetic Resonance Imaging (12 Cr)
 
RAIT 401
Advanced Sectional Anatomy (2 Cr)
 
RAIT 410
Advanced Computed Tomography Procedures (3 Cr)
 
RAIM 320
Finance & Accounting for Healthcare Managers (5 Cr)
 
RAIM 325
Organizational Theory & Behavior in Healthcare (5 Cr)
 
RAIM 340
Human Resources Management in Healthcare (5 Cr)
 
RAIM 350
Legal & Regulatory Aspects of Healthcare (5 Cr)
 
RAIM 401
Marketing in Healthcare Environment (5 Cr)
 
RAIM 440 New Business Planning in Healthcare (5 Cr)  
Grand Total 180

Note: Prior upper-division college courses may be substituted for the electives on approval of the program director.

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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
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