BAS in Radiation and Imaging Sciences Nuclear Medicine Concentration

Program Updated: The requirements for this program have been updated for 2016 – 2017.
Please review the changes and consult with your adviser or program manager if you have questions.

Bellevue College consulted with radiation and imaging professionals and accrediting societies to develop the professionally relevant curriculum. The curriculum incorporates discipline-based, general education and elective courses built on progressive rigor and sophistication. The program receives ongoing review and guidance from its industry advisory committee to maintain currency.
 
The 180-credit technology concentrations are comprised of 65 credits earned through achievement of national certification in the students’ professional field; 25 credits for demonstrated satisfactory completion of specific general education requirements; and 90 credits earned through the general program and concentration requirements.  

Required core courses provide the technical knowledge and foundational skills to your success as an advanced technologist. Students can also choose from a variety of electives that will help develop advanced technical skills that best match their career goals.

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

Nuclear Medicine Concentration Requirements

Concentration Worksheet

Program Requirements

Entry Requirement

Course # Course Name Credit Hrs.
MATH 099 Intermediate Algebra N/A
Prior business experience or coursework. Skills in creating and using spreadsheets

Prerequisite Requirements

Course # Course Name Credit Hrs.
National Certification in Nuclear Medicine Technology 65
BIOL& 241 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 6
BIOL& 242 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 6
ENGL& 101 English Composition I 5
Humanities From AAS-DTA transfer list 5
Social Science From AAS-DTA transfer list 5

General Program and Concentration Requirements

Course # Course Name Credit Hrs.
CMST 330 Intercultural Health Communication 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 (5 Cr)
ENGL& 235 Technical Writing (5 Cr)

Nuclear Medicine Concentration Requirements

Course # Course Name Credit Hrs.
HCML 411 Institutional Quality Management & Accreditation 5
HCML 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

Electives

Course # Course Name Credit Hrs.
Choose at least 9 credits from the following: 9
RAIT 302 Body Pathophysiology (3 Cr)
RAIT 303 Neuropathophysiology (3 Cr)
RAIT/BIOL 312 Biology of Cancer (5 Cr)
RAIT 316 Clinical Practicum In MRI (12 Cr)
RAIT 399 Independent Study (1-5 Cr)
RAIT 401 Advanced Sectional Anatomy (2 Cr)
RAIT 410 Advanced Computed Tomography Procedures (3 Cr)
RAIT 461 Clinical Practicum II – PET (9 Cr)
RAIT 494/5/6/7 Special Topics (1-5 Cr)
HCML 320 Finance & Accounting for Healthcare Managers (5 Cr)
HCML 325 Organizational Theory & Behavior in Healthcare (5 Cr)
HCML 340 Human Resources Management in Healthcare (5 Cr)
HCML 350 Legal & Regulatory Aspects of Healthcare (5 Cr)
HCML 399 Independent Study (1-5 Cr)
HCML 401 Marketing in Healthcare Environment (5 Cr)
HCML 440 New Business Planning in Healthcare (5 Cr)
HCML 494/5/6/7 Special Topcs (1-5 Cr)

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

Total Credits: 180

Program Eligibility

Individuals must have:

  • National certification in nuclear medicine 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)
    • Humanities course
    • Social sciences course

Degree Requirements

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

Application Process

To be considered for the bachelor of applied science program prospective students must submit the following:

  • Completed general Bellevue College admission form
  • Non-refundable general admission fee of $34
  • Completed bachelor of applied science application form and notice of right to file a discrimination complaint
  • Non-refundable application fee of $90
  • 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
  • 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 Imaging website.


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Last Updated September 20, 2016