The nuclear medicine technology program started at MU in the early 1970s and has been offered here since then without interruption.
The Mission of the University of Missouri Nuclear Medicine Technologist Program is to:
- prepare highly skilled, registry-eligible professionals in nuclear medicine and molecular imaging;
- provide extensive clinical experiences and a challenging curriculum that enhances foundational knowledge, critical thinking, and effective communication;
- graduate compassionate and caring professionals with a diverse background;
- addresses workforce development needs for the Nuclear Medicine industry; and
- provide a path for students wishing to pursue post-graduate education.
Program Student Learning Objectives
- The student will demonstrate proficiency in providing patient care and obtaining relevant patient history.
- The student will demonstrate knowledge, understanding, and application of radiation safety precautions and ALARA concepts.
- The student will demonstrate recognition of, and adherence to, ethical and professional responsibilities.
- The student will demonstrate knowledge, understanding, and application of laws and policies pertinent to regulatory compliance.
- The student will perform nuclear medicine imaging procedures according to program and/or departmental protocol using scientific knowledge and skills in scientific reasoning.
- The student will demonstrate knowledge, understanding, and appropriate uses of radiopharmaceuticals and their uses in nuclear medicine imaging and therapy.
- The student will demonstrate knowledge, understanding, and appropriate uses of instrumentation used in a nuclear medicine department.
- The student will demonstrate knowledge of quality control procedures for instrumentation used in nuclear medicine.
- The student will demonstrate knowledge of radiation therapy procedures used in nuclear medicine.