The BSMITS Degree Advancement Option (DAO) is offered through the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) campus and provides working medical imaging and therapeutic science professionals the opportunity to earn an advanced degree while continuing to work in their professions.
Qualified candidates are mentored by a faculty advisor who works with students to develop an Individual Plan of Study for degree completion.
A minimum of 20 semester hours of coursework from UNMC must be completed to qualify for degree completion. Students must be awarded a minimum of 120 total semester hours of college credit to be eligible to graduate from UNMC; therefore, additional coursework may be required. Students are allowed up to five years to complete the degree advancement option; however, it is possible to complete the program in three semesters.
Students are required to write papers, complete projects, conduct research, communicate with professors and students online, work independently on assignments and with coworkers on group projects, do case presentations and take quizzes and exams.
The University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Allied Health Professions (CAHP) is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Colleges. The BSMITS option is considered a degree advancement program and does not include a professional clinical education component; therefore, it is not under the purview of the Joint Review Commission on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).
Upon successful completion of BSMITS curriculum, students will receive diploma and graduation information from UNMC Student Services. Students must be awarded a minimum of 120 total semester hours of college credit (UNMC courses + transfer credit + professional certification credit) by the UNMC Office of Academic Records in order to be eligible to graduate from UNMC.
|BSMITS Required Courses|
|CAHP 423||PRINCIPLES OF CRITICAL INQUIRY||2|
|MITS 440R||CASE STUDIES & JOURNAL REVIEW||2|
|CAHP 430||SCANNING HEALTH CARE ENVIRONMENT||3|
|CAHP 431||MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH CARE||3|
|Total Credit Hours||10|
A minimum of 20 semester credit hours must be completed at UNMC. BSMITS elective course offerings are listed below. All courses are subject to change based on instructor availability, enrollment, and technology. All DAO courses are offered at least once each academic year (August–August).
|BSMITS Elective Course Options|
|MITS 401S||ULTRASOUND PHYSICS I||1|
|MITS 407S||ADVANCED OBSTETRICAL ULTRASOUND||2|
|MITS 408S||GYNECOLOGICAL ULTRASOUND||1|
|MITS 409S||GENITOURINARY ULTRASOUND||1|
|MITS 410R||SECTIONAL ANATOMY & PATHOLOGY I||4|
|MITS 411R||SECTIONAL ANATOMY & PATHOLOGY II||4|
|MITS 414S||INTRODUCTION TO SONOGRAPHY||2|
|MITS 413R||RADIOLOGIC CONTRAST AGENTS||2|
|MITS 414T||ONCOLOGY SECTIONAL ANATOMY & PATHOLOGY I||2|
|MITS 415T||ONCOLOGY SECTIONAL ANATOMY & PATHOLOGY II||2|
|MITS 419R||MRI PHYSICS & SYSTEMS I||2|
|MITS 419S||PROFESSIONAL PROJECTS I||1|
|MITS 420R||MRI PHYSICS & SYSTEMS II||2|
|MITS 422S||VASCULAR ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY||3|
|MITS 423S||PATHOLOGY FOR THE HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL||2|
|MITS 425R||MRI POSITION & PROTOCOL I||2|
|MITS 424S||BREAST SONOGRAPHY||2|
|MITS 432S||ABDOMINAL ULTRASOUND||3|
|MITS 437S||CARDIAC ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY||3|
|MITS 438S||CARDIAC PATHOLOGY AND HEMODYNAMICS||4|
|MITS 438N||ADVANCED RADIATION BIOLOGY||3|
|MITS 441R||MRI POSITIONING & PROTOCOLS II||2|
|MITS 443S||FETAL ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY||2|
|MITS 451S||ULTRASOUND PHYSICS II||1|
|MITS 451R||MRI SAFETY||1|
|MITS 455S||HIGH RESOLUTION SONOGRAPHY||1|
|MITS 457S||PEDIATRIC SONOGRAPHY||2|
|MITS 457R||CARDIOVASCULAR INTERVENTIONAL TECHNOLOGY I||3|
|MITS 458S||MUSCULOSKELETAL SONOGRAPHY||2|
|MITS 458R||CARDIOVASCULAR INTERVENTIONAL TECHNOLOGY II||3|
|MITS 460R||CT PROTOCOLS AND CROSS SECTIONAL ANATOMY||2|
|MITS 461R||CT PHYSICS||1|
|CAHP 415||COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE IN HEALTHCARE||3|
|CAHP 420||FOUNDATIONS OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN HEALTHCARE||2|
|CAHP 422||PRINCIPLES OF EDUCATION FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS||2|
|CAHP 426||HEALTH CARE ETHICS AND CRITICAL THINKING||3|