KJM5950 – Radiopharmaceutical chemistry
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
The course aims to cover the field of radiopharmaceutical chemistry. Subjects include radiochemistry, instrumentation, special considerations in the synthesis of radiolabeled compounds, introduction to radiolabeling chemistry, development and evaluation of radiopharmaceuticals, production process, automated radiosynthesis, quality control, biological concepts and basic physiology, and medical applications.
When you have completed this course:
- you have basic knowledge of PET and SPECT imaging techniques
- you are familiar the principles of designing relevant molecules for imaging in nuclear medicine
- you can label agents
- you know the necessary procedures for automated production, quality control and handling.
- you know the basic principles for biological and physiological functions necessary for medical applications.
- you can compile and present scientific information to your scientific peers in oral form
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Recommended previous knowledge
- 10 credits overlap with KJM9950 – Radiopharmaceutical chemistry (discontinued)
- 5 credits overlap with KJM5951 – Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry
- 5 credits overlap with KJM9951 – Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry
The course is constituted of 10 lectures and 5 exercises, which are all mandatory. Teaching is given in bulks of 2 lectures per week. You also have to give a seminar on a given topic, and attend a mandatory afternoon session with student talks. The seminar should be 10-12 minutes long and wil be followed by 3-5 minutes of questions.
Oral examination (one hour) counts 80 % of the final grade. You also have to give a seminar talk, which counts 20 % of final grade.
Examination support material
No examination support material is allowed.
Language of examination
The examination text is given in English, and you submit your response in English.
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
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.
Special examination arrangements
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.
The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.