This unit is designed to give the learner knowledge in the area of nuclear medicine, as well as improve math skills. This unit can be taught in part or can be ongoing throughout the school year.
Learners will become familiar with nuclear medicine through diagnostic imaging and its components. This will allow students to relate to real life situations. The activities in this unit will foster quantitative thinking in the learner, which will lead the learner to develop the interest, objectivity, attitudes and mathematical skills that are related in the area of nuclear medicine. It is my intent that the learners skills will grow and knowledge will increase with adequate use of this unit. The adequate use will enhance the required amount of application of a concept necessary to insure its future availability and in this way the learner will become literate to some degree within the area of nuclear medicine.
This unit will be taught to seventh and eighth grade middle school students. It can be taught to students on a high school level, especially those interested in the professional fields of nuclear medicine technology.
The middle school student is an entity in himself, with unpredictable reactions to problems and personal situations. The middle school student should begin to take a critical look at himself and to seek direction in his life and the establishment of his values. In this unit the student will explore nuclear medicine technology, its components and its usage in the medical profession. It is the intent of this unit to incorporate in nuclear medicine the concepts which will expose each student to an awareness and broad understanding of nuclear medicine. A wide range of exposure will allow a student to develop a career interest.