Nuclear Medicine is a branch of medicine specializing in the use of radioactive-labeled compounds to diagnose and treat a variety of conditions and diseases. It uses extremely small amounts of radioactively-labeled compounds (most often injected into a vein in the arm) in order to produce clinical images used to assess the function and states of health of many of the body’s internal organs; in some cases, similar compounds may be used to treat some forms of cancer. It is at the frontier of discovering and understanding the complex physiological processes of human bodies, affecting every field of medicine from cardiology to neurology, orthopedics to oncology.
Students accepted to the Nuclear Medicine degree program will, in 4 years, earn a Bachelor of Health Science in Nuclear Medicine. Students pursuing this program will complete 3 years in the pre-professional phase of the program in order to complete the necessary pre-requisite courses, completing 1 year in the clinical/professional phase after admittance into the program.