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Radiological & Health Professions

Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Therapy Technology

The Bachelor of Science degree program in Radiological and Health Sciences is a four year program conducted in affiliation with regional hospitals and medical centers. Students may chose a major in Nuclear Medicine Technology (NMT) or Radiation Therapy Technology (RTT). These programs are for students who have no previous experience in Nuclear Medicine or Radiation Therapy and wish to prepare themselves for a career either field. To satisfy the degree requirements of these programs, students must fulfill all academic and clinical hours specified by the national and state agencies for professional certification, registration, and licensing.

This program also includes a concentration in Health Care Administration, which gives the student an in depth understanding of the health care industry.

Program Learning Goals

Nuclear Medicine Technology

  • Students will be academically competent as entry-level nuclear medicine technologists.
  • Students will be clinically competent as entry-level nuclear medicine technologists.  
  • Students will demonstrate communication skills of a competent entry-level nuclear medicine technologist.
  • Students will develop the critical thinking skills necessary to perform independently within the nuclear medicine technologist’s scope of practice.
  • Students will develop professionalism and ethical and moral practices congruent with the profession’s code of ethics and pursue lifelong learning.

Program Learning Goals

Radiation Therapy Technology

  • Students will be academically competent as entry-level radiation therapists.
  • Students will be clinically competent as entry-level radiation therapists. 
  • Students will demonstrate communication skills of a competent entry-level radiation therapist.
  • Students will develop the critical thinking skills necessary to perform independently within the radiation therapists’ scope of practice. 
  • Students will develop professionalism and ethical and moral practices congruent with the profession’s code of ethics and pursue lifelong learning.

Program Requirements 

Bachelor of Science in Radiological and Health Sciences (Nuclear Medicine Technology)

This is a full-time program, with daytime and evening course requirements, designed for students who have no previous experience in Nuclear Medicine Technology and wish to prepare themselves for a career in this field.

 First Year - Fall Semester

ENGL 110First Year Composition3
RELS 110The Nature and Experience of Religion3
BIOL 103Introduction to Biology3
BIOL 104Introduction to Biology Laboratory0
MATH 100Pre-Calculus Mathematics3
PHYS 105Principles of Physics I4
PHYS 195Principles of Physics I Lab0

First Year - Spring Semester

English Elective3
PSYC 203Introduction to Psychology3
CMPT 155Computer Applications for Life Sciences3
MATH 230Elementary Statistics3
PHYS 106Principles of Physics II4
PHYS 196Principles of Physics II Lab0

Second Year - Fall Semester

BIOL 207Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL 209Anatomy And Physiology Lab I0
CHEM 100Foundations of Chemistry3
RHS 315Radiation Physics3
RHS 220US Health Care Systems3
RHS 205Concepts Allied Health3

Second Year - Spring Semester

BIOL 208Anatomy and Physiology II4
BIOL 210Anatomy & Physiology II Lab0
PHIL 201Ethics3
RHS 320Radiation Detection and Protection3
General Elective3
Religious Studies Elective3

Third Year - Fall Semester

RHS 317Radiation Biology3
RHS 331Nuclear Medicine I3
General Elective3
RHS 326Cross-Sectional Anatomy3
KIN 2091st Aid/Emergencies/CPR1

Third Year - Spring Semester

RHS 332Nuclear Medicine II3
RHS 301Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation3
RHS 340Nuclear Medicine Internship I2
RHS 275Patient Care Procedures3
RHS 404CT Imaging3

Summer

RHS 341Nuclear Medicine Internship II4

Fourth Year - Fall Semester

RHS 450Nuclear Medicine Internship III2
RHS 442Nuclear Medicine III3
RHS 420Ethics in Healthcare3
RHS 412Health Research Methods3
RHS 448CT Procedures3

Fourth Year - Spring Semester

RHS 451Nuclear Medicine Internship IV2
RHS 460Nuclear Medicine Colloquium1
RHS 472Financial Management in Healthcare3
RHS 481Legal Aspects in Health Care3
RELS 373Death as a Fact of Life3
RHS 471Healthcare Organization and Management3

 Total Credits for Graduation:                                                                                124

Program Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Radiological and Health Sciences (Radiation Therapy Technology)

This is a full-time program, with daytime and evening course requirements, designed for students who have no previous experience in Radiation Therapy Technology and wish to prepare themselves for a career in this field.

First Year - Fall Semester

ENGL 110First Year Composition3
RELS 110The Nature and Experience of Religion3
BIOL 103Introduction to Biology3
BIOL 104Introduction to Biology Laboratory0
MATH 100Pre-Calculus Mathematics3
PHYS 105Principles of Physics I4
PHYS 195Principles of Physics I Lab0

First Year - Spring Semester

English Elective3
PSYC 203Introduction to Psychology3
CMPT 155Computer Applications for Life Sciences3
MATH 230Elementary Statistics3
PHYS 106Principles of Physics II4
PHYS 196Principles of Physics II Lab0

Second Year - Fall Semester

BIOL 207Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL 209Anatomy And Physiology Lab I0
CHEM 100Foundations of Chemistry3
RHS 205Concepts Allied Health3
RHS 315Radiation Physics3
KIN 2091st Aid/Emergencies/CPR1

Second Year - Spring Semester

BIOL 208Anatomy and Physiology II4
BIOL 210Anatomy & Physiology II Lab0
PHIL 201Ethics3
RHS 320Radiation Detection and Protection3
RHS 275Patient Care Procedures3
RHS 276Radiation Therapy I3

Summer

RHS 280Radiation Therapy Internship I4

Third Year - Fall Semester

RHS 326Cross-Sectional Anatomy3
RHS 355Radiation Therapy II3
RHS 357Radiation Therapy Instrumentation3
RHS 360Radiation Therapy Internship II2
RHS 220US Health Care Systems3

Third Year - Spring Semester

RHS 356Radiation Therapy III3
RHS 358Treatment Planning3
RHS 361Radiation Therapy Internship III2
RHS 404CT Imaging3
RHS 471Healthcare Organization and Management3

Summer

RHS 362Radiation Therapy Internship IV4

Fourth Year - Fall Semester 

RHS 435Radiation Therapy Internship V2
RHS 317Radiation Biology3
RHS 420Ethics in Healthcare3
RHS 412Health Research Methods3
Religious Studies Elective3

Fourth Year - Spring Semester

RHS 436Radiation Therapy Internship VI2
RHS 440Radiation Therapy Colloquium1
RHS 481Legal Aspects in Health Care3
RHS 472Financial Management in Healthcare3
General Elective3
RELS 373Death as a Fact of Life3

Total credits for Graduation:                                                                                 127

Concentration Health Care Administration

The degree programs include a concentration in healthcare administration. The courses for this concentration are:

RHS 220US Health Care Systems3
RHS 471Healthcare Organization and Management3
RHS 472Financial Management in Healthcare3
RHS 481Legal Aspects in Health Care3
RHS 420Ethics in Healthcare3

Program Requirements

Admission to and continuation in the Clinical Internship courses in NMT and RTT require an overall Cumulative index of 2.75 and an overall Major Academic course index of 2.75 (see list of Major Academic courses below).

Admission to the Major Academic courses, that are pre-requisites or co-requisites to clinical internships, in the NMT and RTT programs requires an overall Cumulative index of 2.75 and a Major Academic course index of 2.75 (see list of Major Academic courses that are pre-requisites or co-requisites for clinical internship courses, they are marked with an * below). If a student is unable to be admitted into the Major Academic courses because the indexes are lower than 2.75, they will be given one academic year to meet this requirement. Failure to meet this requirement within one academic year will result in dismissal from the program. 

A grade of C or better is required in the Major Academic Courses (see list of Major Academic Courses below) for admission to sequential Major Academic Courses for which the course is a prerequisite. The student will be given one opportunity to repeat the course and must earn a grade of C or better before entering sequential Major Academic Courses for which the course is a prerequisite. If a student needs to repeat more than two major academic courses, they will be dismissed from the program.

A grade of C or better is required in the Major Academic courses (see list of Major Academic courses below) for admission or continuation in Clinical Internship courses. The student will be given one opportunity to repeat the course and must earn a grade of C or better before entering or continuing in Clinical Internship courses. (Please note that the Major Academic courses index must average to a 2.75 even though a few C grades are obtained in the Major Academic courses).

A grade of C or better is required in the Clinical Internship courses (see list of Clinical Internship courses below) to continue in Clinical Internship courses. The student must earn a grade of C or better the next regular time that specific Clinical Internship course is offered before continuing in Clinical Internship courses.

If a grade of F is obtained in any Clinical Internship course, continuation in the Clinical Internship courses is not allowed.

Admission to the Clinical Internship courses in NMT and RTT is based upon the Faculty and Program Director’s evaluation of the student’s attendance, punctuality, maturity, attitude, motivation, responsibility, interpersonal skills, attentiveness to detail, pleasantness and ability to perform the duties of a nuclear medicine or radiation therapy technologist.

Continuation in the Clinical Internship courses in NMT and RTT is based upon the successful completion of the Overall and Clinical Evaluations given the student by the Clinical Supervisor at the Clinical Affiliate and the ongoing evaluation by the Faculty and Program Director of the student’s attendance, punctuality, maturity, attitude, motivation, responsibility, interpersonal skills, attentiveness to detail, pleasantness and ability to perform the duties of a nuclear medicine or radiation therapy technologist.

Due to the serious nature of the duties performed by the student in the Clinical Internship courses, the student is granted one opportunity at completing the Clinical Internship. If the student is removed from the clinical affiliate site by the clinical supervisor for valid reasons, the student will receive an F grade for that Clinical Internship course, the student will not be re-assigned to another clinical affiliate site and will not be eligible to enroll in clinical internship courses. Students may appeal this decision to the Program Director.

The NMT major academic courses include:

RHS 205Concepts Allied Health3
RHS 275Patient Care Procedures3
RHS 301Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation3
RHS 315Radiation Physics3
RHS 317Radiation Biology3
RHS 320Radiation Detection and Protection3
RHS 326Cross-Sectional Anatomy3
RHS 331Nuclear Medicine I3
RHS 332Nuclear Medicine II3
RHS 404CT Imaging3
RHS 412Health Research Methods3
RHS 442Nuclear Medicine III3
RHS 448CT Procedures3
RHS 460Nuclear Medicine Colloquium1
BIOL 207Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL 208Anatomy and Physiology II4

The RTT major academic courses include:

RHS 205Concepts Allied Health3
RHS 275Patient Care Procedures3
RHS 276Radiation Therapy I3
RHS 315Radiation Physics3
RHS 317Radiation Biology3
RHS 320Radiation Detection and Protection3
RHS 326Cross-Sectional Anatomy3
RHS 355Radiation Therapy II3
RHS 356Radiation Therapy III3
RHS 357Radiation Therapy Instrumentation3
RHS 358Treatment Planning3
RHS 404CT Imaging3
RHS 412Health Research Methods3
RHS 440Radiation Therapy Colloquium1
BIOL 207Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL 208Anatomy and Physiology II4

The NMT clinical internship courses include:

RHS 340Nuclear Medicine Internship I2
RHS 341Nuclear Medicine Internship II4
RHS 450Nuclear Medicine Internship III2
RHS 451Nuclear Medicine Internship IV2

The RTT clinical internship courses include:

RHS 280Radiation Therapy Internship I4
RHS 360Radiation Therapy Internship II2
RHS 361Radiation Therapy Internship III2
RHS 362Radiation Therapy Internship IV4
RHS 435Radiation Therapy Internship V2
RHS 436Radiation Therapy Internship VI2

Registry Examination

The written examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and/or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board for certification or registration as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist will be taken upon completion of all the requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Radiological and Health Sciences (Nuclear Medicine Technology).

The written examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists for registration as a Radiation Therapy Technologist will be taken upon completion of all the requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Radiological and Health Sciences (Radiation Therapy Technology).

Approval for these examinations will be granted only after the student has met all responsibilities for successful completion of the program.

Certificate Program in Nuclear Medicine Technology

The certificate program is for students who already have a bachelor's degree and are looking to transition into the field of nuclear medicine technology. Students must have completed the prerequisite courses as outlined below.*. The certificate program takes approximately 21 months to complete. A full-time internship is required during the summer session.

First Year - Fall Semester

RHS 315Radiation Physics3
RHS 205Concepts Allied Health3
RHS 331Nuclear Medicine I3
KIN 2091st Aid/Emergencies/CPR1

First Year - Spring Semester

RHS 320Radiation Detection and Protection3
RHS 332Nuclear Medicine II3
RHS 301Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation3
RHS 340Nuclear Medicine Internship I2

Summer Session

RHS 341Nuclear Medicine Internship II4
RHS 275Patient Care Procedures3
RHS 326Cross-Sectional Anatomy3

Second Year - Fall Semester 

RHS 450Nuclear Medicine Internship III2
RHS 448CT Procedures3
RHS 317Radiation Biology3
RHS 442Nuclear Medicine III3

Second Year - Spring Semester

RHS 451Nuclear Medicine Internship IV2
RHS 460Nuclear Medicine Colloquium1
RHS 404CT Imaging3
RHS 412Health Research Methods3

Total Credits:                                                                                                     51

*Entrance Requirements and Prerequisites for the Certificate Program
Applicant should possess a Bachelor's degree and have the following college-level prerequisites:

English                                                        6 Credits           
Human Anatomy and Physiology               6 Credits           
Chemistry                                                   3 Credits           
Physics                                                       8 Credits
Computer Science                                      3 Credits
Pre-Calculus                                               3 Credits
Statistics                                                     3 Credits

Certificate Program in Radiation Therapy Technology

The certificate program is for students who already have a bachelor's degree and are looking to transition into the field of radiation therapy technology. Students must have completed the prerequisite courses as outlined below.* The certificate program takes approximately 29 months to complete. A full-time internship is required during both summer sessions and both evening and daytime courses are required.

First Year - Fall Semester

RHS 315Radiation Physics3
RHS 205Concepts Allied Health3
KIN 2091st Aid/Emergencies/CPR1

First Year - Spring Semester

RHS 275Patient Care Procedures3
RHS 276Radiation Therapy I3
RHS 320Radiation Detection and Protection3

Summer 

RHS 280Radiation Therapy Internship I4

Second Year - Fall Semester

RHS 326Cross-Sectional Anatomy3
RHS 355Radiation Therapy II3
RHS 357Radiation Therapy Instrumentation3
RHS 360Radiation Therapy Internship II2

Second Year - Spring Semester

RHS 356Radiation Therapy III3
RHS 358Treatment Planning3
RHS 361Radiation Therapy Internship III2
RHS 404CT Imaging3

Summer 

RHS 362Radiation Therapy Internship IV4

Third Year - Fall Semester

RHS 435Radiation Therapy Internship V2
RHS 436Radiation Therapy Internship VI2
RHS 440Radiation Therapy Colloquium1
RHS 317Radiation Biology3
RHS 412Health Research Methods3

Total Credits:                                                                                                     57

*Entrance Requirements and Prerequisites for the Certificate Program

Applicant should possess a Bachelor's degree and have the following college-level prerequisites:

English                                                        6 Credits           
Human Anatomy and Physiology                6 Credits         
Chemistry                                                    3 Credits           
Physics                                                       8 Credits
Computer Science                                      3 Credits
Pre-Calculus                                               3 Credits
Statistics                                                     3 Credits

Certificate Program Requirements

Admission to and continuation in the Clinical Internship courses in NMT and RTT require an overall Cumulative index of 2.75 and an overall Major Academic course index of 2.75 (see list of Major Academic courses below).

Admission to the Major Academic courses, that are pre-requisites or co-requisites to clinical internships, in the NMT and RTT programs requires an overall Cumulative index of 2.75 and a Major Academic course index of 2.75 (see list of Major Academic courses that are pre-requisites or co-requisites for clinical internship courses, they are marked with an * below). If a student is unable to be admitted into the Major Academic courses because the indexes are lower than 2.75, they will be given one academic year to meet this requirement. Failure to meet this requirement within one academic year will result in dismissal from the program. 

A grade of C or better is required in the Major Academic Courses (see list of Major Academic Courses below) for admission to sequential Major Academic Courses for which the course is a prerequisite. The student will be given one opportunity to repeat the course and must earn a grade of C or better before entering sequential Major Academic Courses for which the course is a prerequisite. If a student needs to repeat more than two major academic courses, they will be dismissed from the program.

A grade of C or better is required in the Major Academic courses (see list of Major Academic courses below) for admission or continuation in Clinical Internship courses. The student will be given one opportunity to repeat the course and must earn a grade of C or better before entering or continuing in Clinical Internship courses. (Please note that the Major Academic courses index must average to a 2.75 even though a few C grades are obtained in the Major Academic courses).

A grade of C or better is required in the Clinical Internship courses (see list of Clinical Internship courses below) to continue in Clinical Internship courses. The student must earn a grade of C or better the next regular time that specific Clinical Internship course is offered before continuing in Clinical Internship courses.

If a grade of F is obtained in any Clinical Internship course, continuation in the Clinical Internship courses is not allowed.

Admission to the Clinical Internship courses in NMT and RTT is based upon the Faculty and Program Director’s evaluation of the student’s attendance, punctuality, maturity, attitude, motivation, responsibility, interpersonal skills, attentiveness to detail, pleasantness and ability to perform the duties of a nuclear medicine or radiation therapy technologist.

Continuation in the Clinical Internship courses in NMT and RTT is based upon the successful completion of the Overall and Clinical Evaluations given the student by the Clinical Supervisor at the Clinical Affiliate and the ongoing evaluation by the Faculty and Program Director of the student’s attendance, punctuality, maturity, attitude, motivation, responsibility, interpersonal skills, attentiveness to detail, pleasantness and ability to perform the duties of a nuclear medicine or radiation therapy technologist.

Due to the serious nature of the duties performed by the student in the Clinical Internship courses, the student is granted one opportunity at completing the Clinical Internship. If the student is removed from the clinical affiliate site by the clinical supervisor for valid reasons, the student will receive an F grade for that Clinical Internship course, the student will not be re-assigned to another clinical affiliate site and will not be eligible to enroll in clinical internship courses. Students may appeal this decision to the Program Director.

The NMT major academic courses include:

RHS 205Concepts Allied Health3
RHS 275Patient Care Procedures3
RHS 315Radiation Physics3
RHS 317Radiation Biology3
RHS 320Radiation Detection and Protection3
RHS 301Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation3
RHS 326Cross-Sectional Anatomy3
BIOL 207Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL 208Anatomy and Physiology II4
RHS 331Nuclear Medicine I3
RHS 332Nuclear Medicine II3
RHS 404CT Imaging3
RHS 412Health Research Methods3
RHS 442Nuclear Medicine III3
RHS 448CT Procedures3
RHS 460Nuclear Medicine Colloquium1

The RTT major academic courses include:

RHS 205Concepts Allied Health3
RHS 275Patient Care Procedures3
RHS 276Radiation Therapy I3
RHS 315Radiation Physics3
RHS 317Radiation Biology3
RHS 320Radiation Detection and Protection3
RHS 326Cross-Sectional Anatomy3
RHS 355Radiation Therapy II3
RHS 356Radiation Therapy III3
RHS 357Radiation Therapy Instrumentation3
RHS 358Treatment Planning3
RHS 404CT Imaging3
RHS 412Health Research Methods3
RHS 440Radiation Therapy Colloquium1
BIOL 207Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL 208Anatomy and Physiology II4

The NMT clinical internship courses include:

RHS 340Nuclear Medicine Internship I2
RHS 341Nuclear Medicine Internship II4
RHS 450Nuclear Medicine Internship III2
RHS 451Nuclear Medicine Internship IV2

The RTT clinical internship courses include:

RHS 280Radiation Therapy Internship I4
RHS 360Radiation Therapy Internship II2
RHS 361Radiation Therapy Internship III2
RHS 362Radiation Therapy Internship IV4
RHS 435Radiation Therapy Internship V2
RHS 436Radiation Therapy Internship VI2

Registry Examination 

The written examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and/or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board for certification or registration as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist will be taken upon completion of all the requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Radiological and Health Sciences (Nuclear Medicine Technology).

The written examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists for registration as a Radiation Therapy Technologist will be taken upon completion of all the requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Radiological and Health Sciences (Radiation Therapy Technology).

Approval for these examinations will be granted only after the student has met all responsibilities for successful completion of the program.

 

Courses

RHS 205. Concepts Allied Health. 3 Credits.

In the course, the students will receive basic information that health care workers would need to work in any level of the health care environment. This will include an orientation to the health care system, hospital and department structure. Different occupations will be identified and discussed. Students will develop a comprehensive foundation of basic medical terminology, anatomy, radiation safety, medical ethics and law, and quality assurance for use in health care careers. The multi-disciplinary skills needed for success in the health care environment will be established.

RHS 220. US Health Care Systems. 3 Credits.

This course will provide students with a comprehensive overview of the US Healthcare System from its inception to modern-day. The significance of each type of care and the methods of delivery will be reviewed. The current state of reimbursement, long term care, and public health will be discussed. Students will examine topics that include, but are not limited to hospital structure, medical ethics, medical law and ethics, insurance, healthcare cost, and the evolution and direction of US Healthcare.

RHS 275. Patient Care Procedures. 3 Credits.

This course is intended to provide the students with foundational concepts in assessment and evaluation of patients; essential elements of providing quality patient care will be covered. The psychological and physical needs of patients will be considered and their possible effect on procedures will be identified. Routine and emergency care procedures will be described, as well as infection control procedures using standard precautions. The role of the health care provider in patient education will be discussed. Basic fundamentals of ethics and law will also be presented.

RHS 276. Radiation Therapy I. 3 Credits.

This course introduces the foundations of radiation therapy with an overview of the profession and the practitioner's role in the healthcare delivery system. Ethical and legal professional responsibilities of the radiation therapist will be discussed and examined. Oncology and pathology will be introduced and the treatment options of a cancer patient will be identified. Basic policies and procedures of radiation therapy will be explored and assessment of radiation therapy patients will be acknowledged.

RHS 280. Radiation Therapy Internship I. 4 Credits.

Clinical Education. Satisfactory achievement of required performance objectives under the direct supervision of qualified technologists in the department of radiation therapy at an affiliated hospital. Prerequisites: RHS 205, RHS 275, RHS 276, RHS 320. Only offered during summer session.

RHS 301. Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation. 3 Credits.

In this course, you will be provided with an in-depth study of instrumentation in Nuclear Medicine Technology. This course will cover the use of instruments in the early days of Nuclear Medicine as well as modern day technology. This course will cover topics in scintillation, image digitization, image display, collimation, fusion imaging, PET instrumentation, artifact evaluation, and quality control. Course corequisites: RHS 340, RHS 332. Course prerequisite: RHS 331.

RHS 315. Radiation Physics. 3 Credits.

This course will discuss and explain the necessary theoretical concepts of radiation physics that are the foundation for understanding the ideas and practices used in radiation therapy and nuclear medicine in the hospital setting. This course work together with the student’s internships in the hospital setting provides both a theoretical and experimental practicum in the principles of radiation physics. These ideas will be explained through lectures, power point presentations and class discussions. Emphasis will always be on tying together all the concepts presented. Prerequisite: MATH 100 and PHYS 105 and PHYS 106.

RHS 317. Radiation Biology. 3 Credits.

This course will discuss and explain the necessary concepts of radiation biology that are the foundation for understanding the ideas and practices used in radiation therapy, nuclear medicine, diagnostic imaging, and radiation safety as they relate to radio-biological effects in patients receiving radiation therapies or undergoing diagnostic testing for suspected malignant disease. This course work together with the student’s internship in the hospital setting provides both a theoretical and experimental practicum in radiation biology related to disease diagnosis and treatment. These ideas will be explained through lectures, power point presentations and class discussions. Emphasis will always be on tying together new ideas with ideas presented in previous classes. Prerequisite: RHS 315 and RHS 320.

RHS 320. Radiation Detection and Protection. 3 Credits.

This course will discuss and explain the necessary theoretical concepts and practical procedures of radiation detection and protection. These ideas and procedures are used in implementing the standards and practices that safeguard radiation personnel, radiation therapy and nuclear medicine patients, and members of the general public from unintended exposures to ionizing radiation. This course work, together with the student’s later internship in the hospital setting, will provide the student with adequate knowledge and the clinical practice for keeping these unintended exposures to patient, personnel, and members of the general public As Low As Reasonably Achievable. These ideas will be explained in the course through lectures, power point presentations and class discussions. Emphasis will always be on tying together all the concepts presented.

RHS 326. Cross-Sectional Anatomy. 3 Credits.

This course will explore cross anatomical and cross-sectional relationships of human tissues, organs and organ systems. Course content will focus on multi-modality imaging technology, providing learners with the technical and conceptual knowledge of each modality, including CT, MRI, Ultrasound and PET scans. Participants will demonstrate real-world application and anatomical understanding through a case study presentation.

RHS 331. Nuclear Medicine I. 3 Credits.

Basic introduction to Nuclear Medicine. The student will be learning about radionuclides and radiopharmaceuticals such as production of radionuclides, radiopharmaceutical characteristics, and preparation and administration. The student will also understand nuclear medicine scans such as lung, liver, and renal. Prerequisite BIOL 207, BIOL 208 and RHS 315. Corequisite: RHS 317 .

RHS 332. Nuclear Medicine II. 3 Credits.

This course will give the student an understanding of radiopharmaceuticals and theory of in-vivo imaging and in-vivo non-imaging procedures in clinical nuclear medicine. Prerequisite: RHS 331. Corequisites: RHS 301, RHS 340.

RHS 340. Nuclear Medicine Internship I. 2 Credits.

Clinical Education. Satisfactory achievement of required performance objectives under the direct supervision of qualified technologists in the department of nuclear medicine at an affiliated hospital. Prerequisites: RHS 315, RHS 320, RHS 331. Corequisites: RHS 275.

RHS 341. Nuclear Medicine Internship II. 4 Credits.

Clinical Education. Satisfactory achievement of required performance objectives under the direct supervision of qualified technologists in the department of nuclear medicine at an affiliated hospital. Prerequisites: RHS 340. Only offered during summer session.Internship courses must be successfully completed in order to continue in next sequential internship course.

RHS 350. Independent Study. 1 Credit.

RHS 351. Independent Study. 2 Credits.

RHS 352. Independent Study. 3 Credits.

RHS 353. Independent Study. 3 Credits.

RHS 355. Radiation Therapy II. 3 Credits.

In this course the student will examine and evaluate the management of neoplastic disease starting with how radiation kills cancer cells. The epidemiology, etiology, detection, diagnosis, patient condition, treatment and prognosis of neoplastic disease will be presented, discussed, and evaluated in relation to histology, anatomical site and patterns of spread. Different treatment techniques and modalities will be explored. Prerequisites: RHS 276. Corequisites: RHS 360, RHS 326, and RHS 357.

RHS 356. Radiation Therapy III. 3 Credits.

In this course the student will examine and evaluate the management of neoplastic disease. The epidemiology, etiology, detection, diagnosis, patient condition, treatment and prognosis of neoplastic disease will be presented, discussed, and evaluated in relation to histology, anatomical site and patterns of spread. Different treatment techniques and modalities will be explored. Prerequisites: RHS 355, and RHS 357.

RHS 357. Radiation Therapy Instrumentation. 3 Credits.

In this course, the student will discuss the principles of the design and operation of radiation therapy instrumentation and equipment. The student will also be analyzing the components of quality management programs which develop a culture of safety in radiation oncology. Prerequisites: RHS 276. Corequisites: RHS 355, RHS 326, and RHS 360.

RHS 358. Treatment Planning. 3 Credits.

Principles of treatment planning, dosimetry and calculations. Spring. Prerequisites: RHS 355, RHS 357, RHS 360. Corequisites: RHS 356, RHS 361.

RHS 360. Radiation Therapy Internship II. 2 Credits.

Clinical Education. Satisfactory achievement of required performance objectives under the direct supervision of qualified technologists in the department of radiation therapy at an affiliated hospital. Prerequisites: RHS 276, and RHS 280. Internship courses must be successfully completed in order to continue in next sequential internship course.

RHS 361. Radiation Therapy Internship III. 2 Credits.

Clinical Education. Satisfactory achievement of required performance objectives under the direct supervision of qualified technologists in the department of radiation therapy at an affiliated hospital.Prerequisites: RHS 360, RHS 355, RHS 357. Internship courses must be successfully completed in order to continue in next sequential internship course.

RHS 362. Radiation Therapy Internship IV. 4 Credits.

Clinical Education. Satisfactory achievement of required performance objectives under the direct supervision of qualified technologists in the department of radiation therapy at an affiliated hospital. Prerequisites: RHS 361, RHS 356. Only offered during summer session. Internship courses must be successfully completed in order to continue in next sequential internship course.

RHS 404. CT Imaging. 3 Credits.

This course provides an environment in learning general computerized axial tomography. Students will learn the basic principles and concepts of the CT Imaging modality and how is it used in the fields of Radiation therapy and nuclear medicine will be identified. The areas of radiation safety and protection will be explored. Contrast agents and their use will also be discussed.

RHS 412. Health Research Methods. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to focus on the principles of research relevant to the health fields and increase the awareness of the importance of of disseminating information. Students will learn to apply research methodology to problems within their specific health fields as well as review literature related to a research project. An introduction to quantitative, qualitative, mixed method and participatory approaches to research, as well as ethical issues in conducting research will be discussed. Students will build the skills necessary for conducting research and will be able to design a research project.

RHS 420. Ethics in Healthcare. 3 Credits.

This course will explore the major ethical issues confronting the practices of medicine and biomedical science. The class will become familiar with legal and institutional positions, study ethical issues related to the access of healthcare, quality of care, ethical dilemmas of beginning of life issues including surrogacy and abortion, bioethical considerations of aging and dying, physician assisted suicide, assisted dying, current practices in organ transplantation, regenerative medicine, stem cell research, the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and new and emerging bioethics issues in societal health including domestic violence and end of life care.

RHS 435. Radiation Therapy Internship V. 2 Credits.

Clinical Education. Satisfactory achievement of required performance objectives under the direct supervision of qualified technologists in the department of radiation therapy at an affiliated hospital. Prerequisites: RHS 362. Internship courses must be successfully completed in order to continue in next sequential internship course.

RHS 436. Radiation Therapy Internship VI. 2 Credits.

Clinical Education. Satisfactory achievement of required performance objectives under the direct supervision of qualified technologists in the department of radiation therapy at an affiliated hospital. Prerequisites: RHS 435. Corequisites: RHS 440 Internship courses must be successfully completed in order to continue in next sequential internship course.

RHS 440. Radiation Therapy Colloquium. 1 Credit.

Presentation of advanced topics, special procedures and changing developments in radiation therapy. This course can only be taken in the last semester of the curriculum. Prerequisites: RHS 356. Corequisites: RHS 436.

RHS 442. Nuclear Medicine III. 3 Credits.

Students will continue their study of the field of nuclear medicine by exploring more complex nuclear medicine procedures. Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy & physiology, patient care and radiation safety will play a large role. Students will continue to learn appropriate use of radiopharmaceuticals as well pharmaceuticals, radiation safety and patient care. Students’ area of studies will include complex radiopharmaceuticals used in PET imaging, radiation safety and regulations involved in Nuclide Therapy, as well as learning skills of working with young children. Prerequisites: RHS 332, RHS 301, RHS 341. Corequisite: RHS 450.

RHS 448. CT Procedures. 3 Credits.

This course will allow students to explore and critique the different procedures and specific diagnosis criteria that are pertinent to contemporary computed tomography. This will include a comprehensive clinical understanding of anatomy, contrast media, and special procedures related to head, spine, musculoskeletal, neck and chest, and abdomen and pelvis studies. Prerequisite: RHS 404.

RHS 450. Nuclear Medicine Internship III. 2 Credits.

Clinical Education. Satisfactory achievement of required performance objectives under the direct supervision of qualified technologists in the department of nuclear medicine at an affiliated hospital. Prerequisites: RHS 341. Internship courses must be successfully completed in order to continue in next sequential internship course.

RHS 451. Nuclear Medicine Internship IV. 2 Credits.

Clinical Education. Satisfactory achievement of required performance objectives under the direct supervision of qualified technologists in the department of nuclear medicine at an affiliated hospital. Prerequisites: RHS 450. Corequisites: RHS 460. Internship courses must be successfully completed in order to continue in next sequential internship course.

RHS 460. Nuclear Medicine Colloquium. 1 Credit.

Presentation of advanced topics, special procedures and changing developments in nuclear medicine. This course can only be taken in the last semester of the curriculum. Corequisites: RHS 451.

RHS 471. Healthcare Organization and Management. 3 Credits.

This course will present the student with an overview of how healthcare institutions are organized and governed. The design of management systems will be examined including the roles of management staff, physicians and nurses, and other clinical and support staff in operation.

RHS 472. Financial Management in Healthcare. 3 Credits.

This course is intended for students in health services administration, public health, and related fields. It is not for the accounting or financial specialist, but for managers and employees in the health care industry who may be involved in making financial decisions for their organizations and to give the non-financial employee an appreciation for accounting concepts and the financial concerns and problems facing the healthcare industry. The course examines the health industry broadly categorized into four major activities: planning, executing, reviewing and reporting.

RHS 481. Legal Aspects in Health Care. 3 Credits.

This course will consider how the US legal system influences and attempts to regulate the U.S. health care system. At the end of this course, the student will have an overview of the legal system including the legal and regulatory processes relevant to health care administration. The student will also become familiar with major federal, state and local legislation and procedures affecting the practice of health care administration. In addition to the mentioned outcomes, the course will cover the history of the legal system and government, ethics, tort law, criminal aspects of health care, antitrust and civil procedure, nursing and allied health professionals and the law, informed consent, medical records and patients’ rights, end-of-life issues, labor rights, and managed care.