Advanced Medical Imaging and Leadership

Program Contact: John Candler 203-582-6205

The MHS in Advanced Medical Imaging and Leadership at Quinnipiac University is an interprofessional degree program offered by the Department of Diagnostic Imaging in the School of Health Sciences in conjunction with the Department of Healthcare Management and Organizational Leadership in the School of Business.

The one-year AMIL program provides graduates with the opportunity to obtain additional certification in one of the following three advanced imaging modalities: Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Computed Tomography or Women’s Imaging. The certification advanced imaging courses are coupled with fundamental leadership course work that lays the foundation for future careers and leadership positions in imaging and health care management.

MHS in Advanced Medical Imaging and Leadership Curriculum

Complete Programmatic Course Listing
AMI 515
515L
Introduction to Magnetic Resonance Imaging
and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Principles I - Lab Practicum
4
AMI 516
516L
Advanced MRI Principles and Imaging
and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Principles II - Lab Practicum
4
AMI 517Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinical I2
AMI 518Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinical II2
AMI 523Advanced Sectional Anatomy3
AMI 530Mammography and Bone Densitometry Clinical I2
AMI 531Mammography and Bone Densitometry Clinical II2
AMI 534Bone Densitometry1
AMI 537Computed Tomography Clinical I2
AMI 538
538L
Introduction to CT Scanning
and Computed Tomography Lab I
4
AMI 539Computed Tomography Clinical II2
AMI 540Principles of Mammography3
AMI 541LMammography and Bone Densitometry Lab2
AMI 545Women's Health and Imaging3
AMI 560Pathology for CT and MRI Technologists3
AMI 570Capstone I1
AMI 575Capstone II3
MBA 601Foundations for Decision Making (MBA QUick Start)1
MBA 620Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making (AC 620)3
MBA 625Organizational Behavior and Leadership for Decision Makers3
MBA 640Financial Decision Making3
HM 600Foundations of Health Care Management3
HM 621Quality Management in Health Care Facilities3
HM 660Human Resource Management in Health Care Administration3
HM 664Financial Management in Health Care Organizations3

Computed Tomography  

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Summer SemesterCredits
AMI 523 Advanced Sectional Anatomy (Computed Tomography) 3
AMI 538
538L
Introduction to CT Scanning
and Computed Tomography Lab I
4
MBA 601 Foundations for Decision Making (MBA QUick Start) 1
MBA 620 Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making (AC 620) 3
MBA 625 Organizational Behavior and Leadership for Decision Makers 3
 Credits14
Fall Semester
AMI 537 Computed Tomography Clinical I 2
AMI 570 Capstone I 1
HM 600 Foundations of Health Care Management 3
HM 621 Quality Management in Health Care Facilities 3
HM 640 Special Topics 3
 Credits12
Spring Semester
AMI 539 Computed Tomography Clinical II 2
AMI 560 Pathology for CT and MRI Technologists 3
AMI 575 Capstone II 3
HM 660 Human Resource Management in Health Care Administration 3
HM 664 Financial Management in Health Care Organizations 3
 Credits14
 Total Credits40

 Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Summer SemesterCredits
AMI 523 Advanced Sectional Anatomy 3
AMI 515
515L
Introduction to Magnetic Resonance Imaging
and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Principles I - Lab Practicum
4
MBA 601 Foundations for Decision Making (MBA QUick Start) 1
MBA 620 Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making (AC 620) 3
MBA 625 Organizational Behavior and Leadership for Decision Makers 3
 Credits14
Fall Semester
AMI 516
516L
Advanced MRI Principles and Imaging
and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Principles II - Lab Practicum
4
AMI 517 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinical I 2
AMI 570 Capstone I 1
HM 600 Foundations of Health Care Management 3
HM 621 Quality Management in Health Care Facilities 3
HM 640 Special Topics 3
 Credits16
Spring Semester
AMI 518 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinical II 2
AMI 560 Pathology for CT and MRI Technologists 3
AMI 575 Capstone II 3
HM 660 Human Resource Management in Health Care Administration 3
HM 664 Financial Management in Health Care Organizations 3
 Credits14
 Total Credits44

 Women's Imaging

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Summer SemesterCredits
AMI 534 Bone Densitometry 1
AMI 540 Principles of Mammography 3
AMI 541L Mammography and Bone Densitometry Lab 2
MBA 601 Foundations for Decision Making (MBA QUick Start) 1
MBA 620 Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making (AC 620) 3
MBA 625 Organizational Behavior and Leadership for Decision Makers 3
 Credits13
Fall Semester
AMI 530 Mammography and Bone Densitometry Clinical I 2
AMI 545 Women's Health and Imaging 3
AMI 570 Capstone I 1
HM 600 Foundations of Health Care Management 3
HM 621 Quality Management in Health Care Facilities 3
HM 640 Special Topics 3
 Credits15
Spring Semester
AMI 531 Mammography and Bone Densitometry Clinical II 2
AMI 575 Capstone II 3
HM 660 Human Resource Management in Health Care Administration 3
HM 664 Financial Management in Health Care Organizations 3
 Credits11
 Total Credits39

Mission Statement

The Advanced Medical Imaging and Leadership program supports the mission statements of both Quinnipiac University and the School of Health Sciences and their commitment to excellence in education. The mission of the Advanced Medical Imaging and Leadership program is to develop student’s technical, professional and interpersonal communication skills through a logical and organized sequence of didactic, laboratory and clinical experiences. The program offers multiple clinical assignments to provide maximum exposure to advanced imaging modalities and associated protocols. In addition, the program prepares skilled graduates competent in the art and science of radiography, fluoroscopy and interventional procedures. Graduates of the Advanced Medical Imaging and Leadership program will meet the needs of the community for highly qualified professionals, and the program will prepare students for career entry and advanced study.

Program Objectives

The objectives of the Advanced Medical Imaging and Leadership program are to:

  • provide excellent education in both the didactic and clinical learning environment;
  • provide research opportunities that contribute to the clinical and scientific knowledge base in the field of diagnostic radiology;
  • provide the skills necessary to prepare graduates for practice as advanced modality imaging professionals;
  • provide essential and fundamental leadership skills to better position graduates for entry level supervisory opportunities within radiology health care organizations; and
  • foster a sense of commitment to continuing education and professional development.

These objectives are consistent with the mission statement of Quinnipiac University, which is to provide a supportive and stimulating environment for intellectual and personal growth.

Admission Requirements

The eligibility requirements for the MHS-AMIL program include:

  1. Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution;
  2. Radiologic Technologist in good standing with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists; and
  3. State of Connecticut Licensure as a radiographer prior to clinical component of the program;
  4. Prerequisite course requirements:
  • 3-4 credits of physics or chemistry
  • 3 credits of college-level mathematics
  • 12-15 credits of biology with labs, including:
  • 6-8 credits of anatomy and physiology

Admission to the program is conducted on a rolling basis. Decisions are made individually as an application becomes complete. Final decision on which applicants are selected into the program will be made by the program director, with input from MHS-AMIL program faculty. An interview is required when appropriate with the program director and at least two members of the MHS-AMIL faculty in attendance. Applications will be ranked based on a strong academic record, experience in a relevant clinical area, perceived ability to complete a challenging didactic and clinical program and the strength of recommendation by reference person.