Nuclear Medicine Advanced Associ
Professional Course Work
MIS 5311 — Patient Assessment
Assessment of health status emphasizing cultural, ethnic, and age
differences. Focuses on taking patient histories, inspection,
palpation, percussion, and auscultation. Body systems and
functional health patterns are used to organize data and to develop
clinical pathways in medical imaging.
MIS 5315 — Statistics and Research Methods
Introduction to research designs, epidemiology, probability, test
statistics, sample size, power, correlations, non-parametric tests,
regression, and analysis of variance.
MIS 5321 — Clinical Pharmacology
Study of pharmacodynamics, medication administration, drug categories,
and implications in patient care. Emphasizes pharmaceuticals
frequently used in medical imaging.
MIS 5342 — Fusion and Hybrid Technologies
The principles and applications of imaging technologies that are
complementary to and/or merged with nuclear medicine technology will be
presented. Instruction in cross-sectional anatomy will be a
significant component of this course.
MIS 5413-N — Clinical Internship I
NMAA track emphasizes general nuclear medicine imaging procedures of the
pulmonary, endocrine, and skeletal systems.
MIS 5423-N — Clinical Internship II
NMAA track emphasizes therapeutic and PET imaging procedures.
MIS 6341-N — Pathophysiology and Clinical Correlation
Application of the concepts of pathophysiology for the assessment
and management of medical imaging patients. Emphasizes the
characteristic manifestations, pattern recognition, and image assessment
of pathologies observed in medical images specific to the program track
MIS 5351 — Health Care Systems in America
Analysis of the health care services provided within the United
States. The evolution, structure, financing, and regulation of the
nation's health care institutions will be covered. In addition,
ethics and legal issues related to the health professions will be
MIS 5433-N — Clinical Internship III
NMAA track emphasizes general nuclear medicine imaging procedures of
the gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and neurological systems.
MIS 6443-N — Clinical Internship IV
NMAA track emphasizes cardiac imaging procedures and stress testing.
MIS 6453-N — Clinical Internship V
NMAA track emphasizes administrative procedures and specialized
MIS 6V31 — Research Project I
Practical experience in conducting research. A written plan
describing the project's objectives and goals must be approved by the
student's research mentor and program director prior to implementation.
The student will submit the completed project for consideration to be
published in a peer reviewed journal or to be presented at a
professional meeting as a poster or lecture. A minimum of 3 SC in
MIS 6V31 or in MIS 6V42 is required for program completion.
MIS 6V42 — Research Project II (optional)
A minimum of 3 SC in this research project course is required for
program completion. The research project courses may be taken for
up to 6 SC.
Nuclear Medicine Advanced Associate Program ·
Department of Imaging and Radiation Sciences
College of Health Professions
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
4301 West Markham, #714-A
Little Rock, Arkansas 72205
Telephone: (501) 526-7268
Fax: (501) 526-7975