Introduction to Nuclear Chemistry. Radionuclides' prodcution. Nuclear Medicine. Detection and quantification techniques. Particle accelerators.
Introduction to Radiopharmacology and its history.
Radiopharmacology equipment and laboratory.
Radiopharmaceuticals' characteristics. Basic methods of radioactive marking. Design and industrial production of radiopharmaceuticals.
Quality control. Storage and management of residues and waste.
Brief introduction to practical radio pharmacology.
Brief review of radiopharmaceutcial localisation mechanisms.
Radionuclides in pharmacology: pharmacokinetics and and pharmacodynamics. Biodistribution. Binding assays.
Introduction to the use of radiotracers/radiopharmaceuticals in Nuclear Medicine.
Introductio to auto-radiography.
Radionuclides' applications in Space Biology and Medicine.
Radiopharmacology laws, regulations and practice.
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