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KJM5950 – Radiopharmaceutical chemistry

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Course content

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.

Learning outcome

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

KJM1100 – General chemistry (continued) and KJM3900 – Radioactivity or equivalent courses

Overlapping courses


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.

Grading scale

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.

Facts about this course






Spring 2014


Spring 2014

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