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.
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
|Course No.||Course Name||Credit Hrs.|
|Math 099||Intermediate Algebra||N/A|
|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)|
|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 at least 9 credits from the following:||9|
|RAIT 302||Body Pathophysiology (3 Cr)
|RAIT 303||Neuropathophysiology (3 Cr)
||Biology of Cancer (5 Cr)
||Clinical Practicum In Magnetic Resonance Imaging (12 Cr)
||Advanced Sectional Anatomy (2 Cr)
||Advanced Computed Tomography Procedures (3 Cr)
||Finance & Accounting for Healthcare Managers (5 Cr)
||Organizational Theory & Behavior in Healthcare (5 Cr)
||Human Resources Management in Healthcare (5 Cr)
||Legal & Regulatory Aspects of Healthcare (5 Cr)
||Marketing in Healthcare Environment (5 Cr)
|RAIM 440||New Business Planning in Healthcare (5 Cr)|
Note: Prior upper-division college courses may be substituted for the electives on approval of the program director.
National certification in radiologic technology, radiation therapy, nuclear medicine technology, or diagnostic medical sonography. For the medical dosimetry concentration, certification must be in radiation therapy. For the radiologist assistant concentration, certification must be in radiologic technology.
Demonstrated completion from a regionally accredited college of the following courses, or their equivalent, with a grade point average of 2.5 or better:
- Intermediate algebra (or assessment into a higher level course)
- College level English composition
- Two courses in human anatomy and physiology or certification in Computed Tomography (CT) or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Humanties course
- Social sciences course
The radiologist assistant program requires two years of practice as a certified (ARRT) radiographer.
To be considered for the bachelor of applied science program prospective students must submit the following:
- Completed bachelor of applied science application form and notice of right to file a discrimination complaint
- Non-refundable application fee of $125
- Official transcripts from a regionally accredited college
- Proof of national certification in one of the four identified fields
- Two letters of recommendation from someone who personally knows your work, such as your current or past manager, discussing your contributions to your work place and how he or she believes you will benefit from completion of the BAS program. For Medical Dosimetry at least one letter must be from an oncologist, medical physicist, dosimetrist, chief therapist, or program director of a radiation therapy program. For Radiologist Assistant at least one letter must be from a radiologist.
- Personal statement of no more than 500 words discussing your understanding of the role in your chosen field and how that fits in with your personal or professional goals. You may also discuss your work experience; your advanced certifications; specific or unique attributes that you will bring to the program; challenges or hardships you have overcome in pursuing your educational or work goals; or other special considerations that would make you a good candidate for the program.
Applications and instructions are available on the website at: http://www.bellevuecollege.edu/health/imaging/, at the BC Student Service Center, or from the Radiation and Imaging Science department office in room A251 or by calling (425) 564-2316.
Staying on Track
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In addition to eligibility requirements, students must achieve the following:
- Completion of 90 quarter credits in the general program and concentration requirements, with a grade of C or better
- A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework taken at BC and the courses applies to the degree, including credits transferred from other colleges.
- At least 45 quarter credits for the degree must be completed in residence at BC, of which 30 credits must be upper division.
Students must apply for graduation. Submit your graduation application form two quarters prior to the expected graduation date and pay the application fee.
- Fall: June 1
- Winter: October 10
- Spring: December 10
- Summer: March 15
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