NMTEC 200 Applied Anatomy & Physiology • 1 Cr.

Description

Studies human anatomy and physiology as they apply to nuclear medicine imaging. Specific organ systems covered include skeletal, circulatory, cardiac, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, immune, excretory, endocrine, and central nervous systems. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program.

Outcomes

After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Discuss basic concepts of anatomy, physiology, pathology, diagnostic processes, and physiologic imaging as they pertain to nuclear medicine
  • Describe and discuss aspects of anatomy and physiology of specific interest to the practice of nuclear medicine, related to the following organ systems: cardiovascular, respiratory, skeletal, gastrointestinal, liver and spleen
  • Utilize and spell correct medical terms as they apply to the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the organ systems discussed in Outcome #2 above and terms that are specific to nuclear medicine practice, including (for example) pharmacologic agents used in imaging procedures
  • Delineate aspects of physiology demonstrated by specific nuclear medicine radiopharmaceuticals
  • Identify indications and protocols for identified nuclear medicine exams
  • Discuss results of specific nuclear medicine exams and their implications in terms of the physiologic and/or pathologic processes
  • Develop patient explanations for nuclear medicine exams

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