FRM9240 – Introduction to Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Radiopharmaceuticals and Medical Imaging
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Changes in the course due to coronavirus
Autumn 2020 we plan for teaching and examinations to be conducted as described in the course description and on semester pages. However, changes may occur due to the corona situation. You will receive notifications about any changes at the semester page and/or in Canvas.
Spring 2020: Teaching and examinations was digitilized. See changes and common guidelines for exams at the MN faculty spring 2020.
The course will provide a broad overview medical imaging with emphasis on positron emission tomography and diagnostic pharmaceuticals used in the field of imaging.
After completing the course you will have knowledge about:
- Principals of the commonly used medical imaging modalites with emphasis on PET and computettomography (CT), MRI, SPECT and ultrasound.
- Clinical use of the modalites
- Contrast agents (radoopharmaceuticals and non-radioactive radoopharmaceuticals) used within the modalities
- Quality control og radoopharmaceuticals and regulation
- Principals for development of radiopharmaceuticals
- Production of PET radioisotopes and PET radiopharmaceuticaks
- Therapheutical use of radiopharmaceuticals (Teranostics)
- Familiarize yourself with scientific material and convey your knowledge in oral form
Admission to the course
PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.
If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.
PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.
Formal prerequisite knowledge
A 5-year masterdegree in a relevant topic.
- 5 credits overlap with FRM5240 – Introduction to Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Radiopharmaceuticals and Medical Imaging.
- 25 hours of lectures and demonstrations
- 5 hours of group exercises
- give a mini seminar on a given topic (20-30 minutes)
Participation in demonstrations, group exercises and give a mini seminar is mandatory.
The course may be cancelled if the number of enrolled students are low.
Admittance to examination requires approved participation in demonstrations and group exercises, and passed mini seminar.
Withdrawal from an examination
It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.
It will also be counted as one of the three attempts to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses:
- FRM5240 – Introduction to Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Radiopharmaceuticals and Medical Imaging
Examination support material
As of 1 August, 2016, the use of own calculators is no longer permitted. Casio FX-991EX calculators are handed out to all exam candidates at the beginning of the exam.
Language of examination
Norwegian (English on demand).
Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.
Resit an examination
This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more: