Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging - Keiser University
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Imaging Sciences, BS

Keiser University

This program is available in the following Florida campuses:

Lakeland, Melbourne, Miami, Tampa

Program Description

Keiser University’s Bachelor of Science in Imaging Sciences degree program develops the administrative and/or clinical knowledge of technologists, providing the educational foundation for advanced certifications and career growth.  Students may choose from concentrations in imaging administration or clinical imaging depending upon the student’s area of interest and career pathway.  The program offers technologists advanced course work toward a bachelor’s degree completion and at least partial fulfillment of post-primary certification eligibility requirements.  The program curriculum provides foundational courses in current interdisciplinary and administrative aspects of an imaging department.  Additionally, the program allows for a more focused study of leadership and of advanced technological or clinical aspects of the imaging sciences through a specific concentration choice.

Program Mission

The mission of the Keiser University Bachelor of Science in Imaging Sciences program is to meet the changing needs of the healthcare community by offering career advancement opportunities to Radiography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, or Radiation Therapy technologists.  The Imaging Sciences program utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to prepare students for upward career mobility in imaging management and/or imaging technology.

Program Goal

Apply advanced knowledge, innovative technologies, and management skills essential to the medical imaging and therapeutic professions.

Program Objectives

The program’s mission and goals are further defined in the following program objectives:

  • Apply analytical and managerial skills for diverse healthcare settings
  • Communicate with internal and external healthcare stakeholders
  • Investigate advanced, current, and emerging diagnostic imaging technologies
  • Demonstrate effective leadership skills

Prerequisites for Major Courses

Pre-Licensure Requirements**

  • Completion of KU Nuclear Medicine Technology, Radiation Therapy, Radiologic Technology or Diagnostic Medical Sonography curriculum.
  • All applicants must satisfy general education requirements with a grade of “C” or above.

Post-Licensure Requirements

  • Graduation from either an associate’s degree program or a diploma/certificate program.
  • Diploma/Certificate/International graduates and applicants who attended a non-accredited academic institution must satisfy all general education requirements before beginning upper division major courses.
  • Credentialing in one of the following: Radiology Technology, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, or Radiation Therapy is required for admission.
  • Proof of current, active, and non-restricted professional licensure in the state of Florida is required for the Clinical Imaging Concentration.**
  • All applicants must satisfy general education requirements with a grade of “C” or above.

Program Outline

This is a degree completion program for graduates of associate degree or diploma/certificate programs in specific disciplines.  To receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Imaging Sciences, students must complete an additional 24 credit hours and meet other requirements as described above.  The length of this program is approximately eight months, which will vary based on student transfer credits.  A combined total of 122-128 credit hours is required for the degree.

Program requirements are as follows:

NOTE: All lower division major and general education courses must be successfully completed before upper division courses are undertaken.

General Education Requirements (36 – 38 credit hours)
Behavioral/Social Science (3 credit hours)
Psychology 3.0 credit hours
Communications (3 credit hours)
Speech Communication 3.0 credit hours
Computers (3 credit hours)
Introduction to Computers 3.0 credit hours
English (6 credit hours)
English Composition I 3.0 credit hours
English Composition II 3.0 credit hours
Humanities/Fine Arts (3 credit hours)
American Literature 3.0 credit hours
English Literature 3.0 credit hours
Mathematics (6 credit hours)
College Algebra 3.0 credit hours
Statistics 3.0 credit hours
Natural Science (8 credit hours)
Human Anatomy/Physiology I 4.0 credit hours
Human Anatomy/Physiology II 4.0 credit hours
General Education Electives (3-6 credits)
General Chemistry 3.0 credit hours
General Chemistry Lab 1.0 credit hours
General Physics 3.0 credit hours
Interpersonal Communication 3.0 credit hours
Professional Writing 3.0 credit hours
Critical Thinking 3.0 credit hours
Research Methods 3.0 credit hours

Lower Division Major (55-68 Credits)
Graduation from either an associate’s degree program or a diploma/certificate program in Radiology Technology, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, or Radiation Therapy.

Upper Division Major Courses (24 credit hours)

Imaging Administration Concentration (24 credit hours)
Public Policy in Healthcare 3.0 credit hours
Risk Management in Healthcare 3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Management/Org Behavior 3.0 credit hours
Managing Diversity 3.0 credit hours
Leadership 3.0 credit hours
Performance Management 3.0 credit hours
Healthcare Marketing 3.0 credit hours
Health Law and Ethics 3.0 credit hours
Radiology Operations Management 3.0 credit hours
Economics in Medical Imaging 3.0 credit hours
Accreditation & Regulation in Imaging Sciences 3.0 credit hours
Electives – 3 credits

 

Clinical Imaging Concentration* (24 credit hours from the following)
Quality Management 3.0 credit hours
Special Radiographic Procedures 3.0 credit hours
Mammography 3.0 credit hours
CT (required) 3.0 credit hours
MRI I 3.0 credit hours
Cross Sectional Anatomy (required) 3.0 credit hours
Internships/Practicums/Clinical Practice (required) 3.0 credit hours
Internships/Practicums/Clinical Practice (required) 3.0 credit hours
Radiology Operations Management 3.0 credit hours
MRI II 3.0 credit hours
Internships/Practicums/Clinical Practice 3.0 credit hours
Electives – 3

 

Upper Division General Education Courses (9 credit hours)
Conflict Management in Healthcare 3.0 credit hours
Cultural Competency in Healthcare 3.0 credit hours
Leadership in Healthcare Organizations 3.0 credit hours
Risk Management in Healthcare 3.0 credit hours
Cross-Cultural Management 3.0 credit hours
Leadership 3.0 credit hours
Recruitment, Selection and Staffing 3.0 credit hours
Management Law and Employee Relations 3.0 credit hours

*Available at Miami Campus only

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