NMT Mission, Goals and Learning Objectives


The Nuclear Medicine Technology Program strives to maintain a quality educational environment in order to accomplish the following outcomes:

  • Graduate NMT’s who are knowledgeable in the areas of nuclear physics, radiation safety, radiopharmacy, nuclear medicine instrumentation, and nuclear medicine procedures.
  • Graduate knowledgeable NMTs who are highly motivated to provide quality patient care.
  • Graduate NMT's who will operate in a safe and efficient manner in a nuclear medicine practice setting.
  • Graduate NMT’s who will be able to communicate effectively in nuclear medicine clinical and professional settings.
  • Advance the profession of nuclear and molecular medicine by educating resourceful and adaptable individuals capable of leadership in a changing health care environment.
  • Provide a stimulating atmosphere for students, faculty, and clinical staff.
  • Maintain a source of professionals who participate in bringing new knowledge to the clinical nuclear medicine environment through service, research, and continuing education.



The Nuclear Medicine Technology Program will:

  • Offer educational experiences which provide knowledge and technical skills to perform and evaluate patient needs for nuclear medicine practice and procedures.
  • Develop the capacity to participate in leadership roles in education, management, and patient care.
  • Promote the desire for learning and the development of new knowledge to respond to changing demands of the nuclear medicine profession.
  • Demonstrate professionalism in all areas of human interaction, thereby promoting quality patient care and cooperation with other health professionals.

Learning Objectives

The student assessment outcomes of the student learning objectives (SLO's) numbered below are currently used by the program to evaluate program effectiveness.

SLO #1: Nuclear Physics: Student will be able to calculate the new specific radioactivity of a sample after an elapsed time period given the initial activity, volume and half-life of the radioisotope.

SLO #2: Radiopharmacy: Student will be able to calculate the radiochemical purity of a radionuclide sample given the origin and solvent front strip count rate or radioactivity.

SLO #3: Radiation Protection: Student will be able to appropriately interpret federal and state regulations and supply the correct radiation warning labels given specified ambient room radiation exposure or exposure rate values.

SLO #4: NM Instrumentation: Student will be able to appropriately interpret NM instrumentation QC measures and reference to the operational capability of the instrument according to regulations and guidelines.

SLO #5: NM Procedures: Student will be able to appropriately prepare, acquire, process, and interpret NM images for quality and pathology within the technologists’ scope of practice.

SLO #6: Patient Care: Student will be able to provide quality patient care in an ethical manner.

SLO #7: Written and Oral Communication: Students will be able to communicate effectively.