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HEL-8034 Preclinical PET and Complementary Methods in Small Animal Molecular Imaging - 8 stp

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Health Sciences

Type of course

PhD course.

The course is available as a singular course

Course contents

The topics discussed will include animal welfare and injection methods, radiation protection, basic radiochemistry and radiopharmacy, multicellular tumour spheroid (MTS), frozen section autoradiography, bio-distribution, preclinical PET/SPECT/CT, image analysis and aspects of translational research.

Application deadline

Registration deadline for PhD students and students at the Student Research Program at Uit - The Arctic University of Norway: June 15th

Application deadline for external applicants: June 1st. Application code in SøknadsWeb is 9303

Admission requirements

PhD students or holders of a Norwegian master´s degree of five years or 3+ 2 years (or equivalent) may be admitted. PhD students must upload a document from their university stating that they are registered PhD students. This group of applicants does not have to prove English proficiency and are exempt from semester fee.

Holders of a Master´s degree must upload a Master´s Diploma with Diploma Supplement / English translation of the diploma. Applicants from listed countries must document proficiency in English. To find out if this applies to you see the following list:

Proficiency in English must be documented - list of countries

For more information on accepted English proficiency tests and scores, as well as exemptions from the English proficiency tests, please see the following document:

Proficiency in English - PhD level studies  

This course has a maximum capacity of 10 students. A minimum requirement for the course to be arranged is 6 applicants. If the number of applicants exceeds the course capacity, the applicants will be prioritized in the following order:

1) Students affiliated to the national network "Digital Life Norwegian Research school".

2) PhD students, research fellows and students participating in the Medical Student Research Programme at UiT The Arctic University of Norway (not affiliated with "Digital Life Norwegian Research School").

3) PhD students and students at a Medical Student Research Programme at other universities (not affiliated with "Digital Life Norwegian Research School").

4) Applicants who have minimum a master's degree or equivalent, but have not been admitted to a PhD programme.

Recommended prerequisites:

It is recommended although not mandatory to have the radioactivity safety sourse and the FELASA Laboratory animal science course.

Objective of the course

Students will complete the course with the following achievements:


Students will


Students will be able to


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Language of instruction


Teaching methods

The course is a two weeks intensive course, heavily directed to practical/active education. The course will offer theoretical and practical training in state of the art techniques common in small animal molecular imaging. The teaching will be given as lectures, demonstrations, and practical hands-on exercises.


Work requirements:

Examination: Home examination, 10 pages, graded pass or fail. The examination can be answered in any Scandinavian language or English.

A re-sit exam will be offered in the event of failing.

Date for examination

Home exam hand out date 17.12.2018 hand in date 11.01.2019

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced at your faculty early in May and early in November.

Course overlap

HEL-8021 Preclinical PET and Complementary Methods in Small Animal Molecular Imaging 5 stp

Recommended reading/syllabus

«Small Animal Imaging- Basics and Practical Guide». Fabian Kiessling, Bernd J. Pichler. Ed. Springer
Lectures Autumn 2018