Our program integrates classroom and clinical instruction on a weekly basis by providing didactic instruction two days per week and clinical instruction three days per week. This schedule allows students to apply the didactic information that they have learned toward performing patient studies. Typically, didactic instruction is completed at the end of March, at which point students work clinically five days per week.
All instruction is based on a building block approach. Didactically, many of the lectures are a review of previous college course work with an emphasis on concepts as they apply to nuclear medicine. Clinically, there is a high degree of supervision at the beginning of the internship, but as students’ nuclear medicine knowledge and skills increase, supervision is reduced, allowing them to perform routine studies more independently.
All clinical nuclear medicine rotations are performed at Marshfield Medical Center. Additionally, there are two rotations at the local Cardinal Health radiopharmacy along with rotations through other various radiology-related areas.
The courses in the Nuclear Medicine Technology curriculum are broken down into two semesters that divide the 12-month internship in half.
Management & Methods of Patient Care
Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology
Clinical Practicum I
Nuclear Radiation Physics and Instrumentation
Clinical Procedures Review
Clinical Instrumentation and Techniques
Clinical Practicum II
Clinical Radiation Biology
Nuclear Medicine Chemistry & Pharmacology
Computer Application for Nuclear Medicine
NMT-499 Independent Study 1
GRADING AND EVALUATION
Marshfield Medical Center Nuclear Medicine Technology Program utilizes the following forms of evaluation:
- Written exams
- Skills rubrics
- Staff evaluations
- Faculty reviews