Nuclear Medicine Technology

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Program Information

Field of Study:Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Description:Nuclear medicine uses radiopharmaceuticals (radioactive drugs) and specialized instruments to help diagnose and treat disease through the evaluation of the function of the various body organs. In the Nuclear Medicine Technology (NMT) program, students will learn the techniques of imaging, laboratory procedures and equipment operation to prepare them to work with patients and medical staff in a nuclear medicine department.

In the first year of the Nuclear Medicine Technology program, students will undertake detailed studies in laboratory arithmetic, physics, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, radionuclide instrumentation, nuclear medicine procedures, radiopharmacy and radiation safety. The second year of the NMT program involves three clinical practica in which students will rotate through all areas of a nuclear medicine department. To support their learning, students are required to participate in online courses throughout the program. Online courses will be a part of the didactic first and second year and will also help to supplement the second year practicum experience. Students will require access to a computer with Internet access, a printer, a set of headphones, and a microphone.
URL:Nuclear Medicine Technology at SAIT
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,951
Careers:Medical Radiation Technologists

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*60

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 Pure Mathematics 
  •  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Physics 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 
  •  Grade12 English 

Applicants require an Alberta High School Diploma or equivalent with at least 50% in the following courses or their equivalents: At least 60% in Math 30-1 or Pure Math 30, or at least 70% in Math 30-2, AND, At least 60% in English Language Arts 30-1, AND, At least 60% in Chemistry 30, AND, At least 60% in either Biology 30 or Physics 30 or Math 31. All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 05, 2018