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Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - Nuclear Medicine, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (ARWU) Norman, OK, United States
Nuclear Medicine is the profession that utilizes radiopharmaceuticals, scintillation cameras and computers to image and quantify various physiologic processes throughout the body. The Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - Nuclear Medicine programme is offered at the University of Oklahoma.
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Overview

The nuclear medicine technologist administers radiopharmaceuticals to patients, positions them for images, and operates the cameras and computers to produce the images and analyze the data. 

They have a detailed knowledge of radiation safety procedures and regulations and radiopharmacy. 

The images and data technologists obtain provide physicians with information on injuries and disease processes affecting organ function. In hospital and clinical settings, nuclear medicine technologists perform general, cardiac, and oncologic procedures on adult and pediatric patients.

About the Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - Nuclear Medicine programme

The Department of Medical Imaging & Radiation Sciences offers a four-year baccalaureate degree with programs in the areas of Radiography, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy and Sonography. Students may apply to the professional phase of the program, which is offered at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, after completing 64 hours of general education, inclusive of the prerequisite courses.

Each of the four professional programs begin in the summer of every year and consists of 68 semester hours of sequenced and integrated didactic and clinical courses. Students complete clinical assignments in selected hospital and clinic facilities located throughout the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Program faculty determine student assignments to clinical rotation sites based upon each student’s abilities and clinical education needs.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Clinical Anatomy
  • Medical Ethics and Law
  • Pathology
  • Patient Care & Management
  • Radiologic Physics & Radiation Protection
  • Clinical Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • Sectional Anatomy & Pathology
  • Clinical Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • Radiobiology
  • Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation
  • Clinical Nuclear Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Nuclear Pharmacy
  • Principles of Computed Tomography
  • Imaging Devices in Nuclear Medicine
  • Healthcare Management & Law

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • To be considered for admission, an applicant must:
  • have successfully completed, or be in the process of completing a minimum of sixty-four (64) semester hours of coursework from an accredited college or university prior to admittance to the program;
  • have successfully completed all ‘Foundation Courses’ with grades of C or better prior to the application deadline as noted on the prerequisite table with +;
  • complete all prerequisites with a grade of C or better prior to the beginning of the program;
  • be in good standing with the college or university last or currently attending;

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    27727 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27727 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    12346 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12346 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Norman

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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