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Nuclear Medicine Technology

The Bachelor of Health Sciences (Nuclear Medicine) awarded from the University of New Brunswick is a four year degree. Certification in the NBCC diploma portion of this degree program may be achieved within two years of full-time study.

Description

Become part of a specialized medical community with the Nuclear Medicine Technology program. You will be trained to carry out clinical procedures using radioactive chemicals to diagnose and treat disease. Training enables you to prepare and administer radioactive chemical compounds, known as radiopharmaceuticals; perform patient imaging procedures using sophisticated radiation detecting instrumentation; administer radioactive therapies; provide prompt and effective patient care; accomplish computer processing and image enhancement; analyze biological specimens in the laboratory; and provide images, data analysis, and patient information to the physician for diagnostic interpretation. In addition, you will learn to provide appropriate care and support for patients.

This unique program is offered in collaboration with the University of New Brunswick, and the Horizon Health Network. For further information about this program and how to apply, visit http://www.unb.ca/academics/programs/undergrad/sj/healthsciences/nuclearmedicine.html

Do you want to learn more about Nuclear Medicine Technology? Visit the Society of Nuclear Medicine's website at http://interactive.snm.org/index.cfm?PageID=946 and the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) at http://www.camrt.ca/abouttheprofession/ for more information.

Admission Requirements

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  • A High School Graduation Diploma; or equivalent; for example:
  • An Adult High School Diploma; or
  • A GED Diploma of High School Equivalency; and
  • Admission criteria as determined by the University of New Brunswick

Advanced Placement

The application and acceptance process for this program is administered by the University of New Brunswick

Career Possibilities

Graduates of this program may be employed in the Nuclear Medicine Department of hospitals or where expertise is required in research laboratories, university centres and industry.

National Occupational Classification (NOC):
3215 - Medical Radiation Technologists

Specific Considerations

Students must submit proof of a physical examination and immunization prior to the commencement of training by following instructions on the standardized New Brunswick Community College Medical Form. Hepatitis B immunization is required for those who are accepted into the Nuclear Medicine Technology program. Certain immunizations are required for anyone entering a training program involving a practicum that takes place in a hospital or related setting.

In addition to completing a practicum at the Saint John Regional Hospital, students will be required to complete a practicum, maximum period of 5 months, in either Moncton or Fredericton (location determined by a randomized draw).  Successful completion of these practicums are required to graduate from the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program. Costs incurred for travel and accommodation are at the student’s expense.

Accreditations

Nuclear Medicine Technology is accredited as follows:

Organization:Canadian Medical Association (CMA)
Accreditation Period:July 2013 to July 2015
Information:Canadian Medical Association (CMA) accredits this program.

Articulations

Nuclear Medicine Technology has developed articulation arrangements with other institution as follows:

Institution:UNB - Saint John
Articulation Period:2010 - 2015
Information:Graduates registered in the Bachelor of Health Sciences degree who have successfully completed the didactic and clinical portions administered by NBCC Saint John Campus shall receive academic credit equal to 50% of the credits towards the BHS degree

External Certifications

Nuclear Medicine Technology graduates may have an opportunity to acquire the following external certifications upon meeting the external agencies certification requirements and paying any required fees to the external agency:

Institution:Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists
External Certification:Nuclear Medicine Technologist
Information:Upon successful completion of this program, the graduate could obtain national certification through the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists, and if successful, license to practice as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist.

 Nuclear Medicine Technology Program – Horizon Health Network/NBCC/UNBSJ


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