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Departments' graduate courses for PhD-students.


Syllabus for

Academic year
KBT220 - Radiopharmaceutical chemistry
Syllabus adopted 2014-02-13 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPNUE
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle

Teaching language: English
Block schedule: A

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0110 Examination 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c   29 Oct 2014 am V,  05 Jan 2015 am M,  20 Aug 2015 pm V

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Docent  Teodora Retegan
Professor  Christian Ekberg


In order to be eligible for a second cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme that owns the course. (If the second cycle course is owned by a first cycle programme, second cycle entry requirements apply.)
Exemption from the eligibility requirement: Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling these requirements.

Course specific prerequisites

Nuclear Chemistry (recommended)


  • Give a broad information about the use of radioactive nuclides in nuclear medicine.

  • Give information about the use of radionuclides for diagnosis and theraphy

  • Give information about the production and properties of radionuclides used for medical purposes

  • Give information about the synthesis of radiolabelled compounds

  • Give information about production and test of radiopharmaceuticals

  • Teach practical labeling work

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

Have a broad understanding of the use of radioactive nuclides in nuclear medicine.
Have a broad understanding of the use of radionuclides for diagnosis and therapy.
Have a broad understanding of the production and properties of radionuclides used for medical purposes.
Have a broad understanding of the synthesis of radiolabelled compounds.
Have a broad understanding of the production and test of radiopharmaceuticals.
Have a broad understanding of how to perform practical labeling work.


The course will focus on interaction of radiation with matter, microdosimetry, radionuclide production, radionuclide generators, design of a radiopharmacology lab, how to work in a radiopharmacology lab, radiolabelling, quality control, factors which affect the integrity of radiopharmaceuticals, legislation, practical issues (documentation, labeling, transport, etc), waste management in radiopharmacy, pharmacology, pharmacokinetics and metabolism of radiopharmaceuticals, diagnostic and therapeutic applications, PET and heavy ion therapy.


The course consists of a series of lectures, exercises, laboratory, a project and a final written exam.
The students, which do not have Nuclear Chemistry as background, will have to pass an obligatory Radiation Protection Exam in the beginning of the course. This exam is mandatory for any person performing work in an active laboratory.
The laboratory exercice can be performed in one of the laboratories at the 6th floor, Forskarshus II, Johanneberg.


Course slides
R.J. Kowalsky, S. T. Falen - Radiopharmaceuticals in Nuclear Pharmacy and Nuclear Medicine, 3rd edition.


 There will be a written examination, which will comprise in a theory part and calculation as a second part. However, in order to obtain a final grading, the students must:

- be present at at least 60% of the lecture time
- be present at the exercise seminar
- be present at the laboratory
- have an approved project.

file formats for the laboratory report are doc, docx, xls, xlsx and pdf. Check
with your supervisor should you wish to use other formats.

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