Advanced Specialization Course in Radiopharmacy

General Objectives of the Course

The course aims to provide knowledge about the different pillars on which the design, production, distribution and use of radiopharmaceuticals are based. The Course is divided into 3 main areas of activity, followed by a final Project on topics selected by the students. Given the particularities of this type of medicinal products, the following objectives are indicated:
Area 1
To acquire fundamentals on European legislation on radiopharmaceuticals;
To know the safety requirements associated with radiopharmaceuticals;
To obtain training on the principles of development, preparation, control and stability of radiopharmaceuticals as well as on risk analysis and quality assurance.
Area 2
To learn the fundamentals of radiopharmaceutical chemistry, including the inorganic and organic components.
To provide knowledge on the production of radionuclides and generator systems as well as the industrial production of radiopharmaceuticals.
To provide case studies on the production and monitoring of radioactive molecules.
Area 3
To acquire knowledge in the context of the clinical use of radiopharmaceuticals
To provide information on the application of radiopharmaceuticals in biomedical research
Research Work | Final Project
To select a research topic that will be supervised by a professor of the Course, in order to deepen a specific area.

Admission Requirements

Have a bachelor's or master's degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Medicine, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics and related areas.

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Mode of Study


Teaching / Evaluation language(s)

Portuguese and English

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

Arithmetic mean of the sum of the classifications obtained in the 10 Curricular Units. Rating on the scale of 0 - 20.

Learning Objectives and Intended Skills

Fundamentals of radiopharmacy. Knowledge of all practical and theoretical aspects on the development and production of radiopharmaceuticals and quality control for clinical routine and research Safety and quality procedures in a radiopharmacy environment, including industrial, hospital and diagnostics. Production, quality control, storage and distribution of radiopharmaceuticals. Knowledge on the use of radiopharmaceuticals for research and clinical applications.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Rules of creation and operation of non-degree courses at the University of Coimbra.

Study Programme


Academic year

Course Type
Non Degree Course

Qualification Awarded: Diploma/Certificate

Duration: 1 Year(s)

ECTS Credits: 60.0


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