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Application of Nuclear Science to Medicine - CBMS810

This unit focuses on the preparation/radiolabelling of radiopharmaceuticals used in medical applications including molecular imaging (positron emission tomography (PET), single photon emission computer tomography (SPECT)), and targeted radionuclide therapy. It encompasses pharmaceutical and medicinal chemistry, nuclear science, pharmacology, biology and radiation safety. It is particularly relevant to drug design and the radiolabelling of drugs and biological macromolecules for use in non-invasive imaging. The unit also contains a component of laboratory management, quality assurance and regulatory affairs associated with both pharmaceutical production, and radiation safety. With access to the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, the National Medical Cyclotron, and departments of nuclear medicine in hospitals, it will provide highly relevant contemporary and hands-on training for students. 

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

S1 Evening - Session 1, North Ryde, Evening

Staff Contact(s): Associate Professor Joanne Jamie

Admission to MRadiopharmSc or MSc or MScInnovation and permission by special approval Prerequisite Information


Unit Designation(s):


Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Molecular Sciences

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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