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HEL-8044 Preclinical Imaging in Nuclear Medicine - 10 stp

The course is administrated by

Institutt for klinisk medisin

Type of course

PhD course. May be taken as a singular course.

Course contents

The topics discussed will give an overview of radiation protection and dosimetry, basics in radiochemistry and radiopharmacy, animal welfare and radiotracer injection methods, in vitro and ex vivo autoradiography, biodistribution, metabolism and binding-assays of radiotracers. The preclinical imaging using PET, SPECT combined with MR/CT or BLImaging, the image analysis and aspects of translational research (from preclinic to clinics).

Application deadline

To be announced

Admission requirements

This course has a maximum capacity of 10 students. A minimum requirement for the course to be arranged is 4 registered students.

A minimum requirement to be admitted to this course is a master’s degree or equivalent or admission to a Student Research Programme.

If the number of applicants exceeds the course capacity, the applicants will be prioritized in the following order:

1) PhD 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.

It is recommended although not obligatory to have the radioactivity safety course (HMS-stråling del) and the FELASA Laboratory animal science course (HEL-8014).

Objective of the course

Students will complete the course with the following achievements




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Teaching methods

Two weeks intensive course that will offer theoretical and practical training in cutting edge techniques in small animal molecular imaging. The teaching will be given as lectures, workshops, demonstrations, and practical hands-on exercises.