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Key information

Subject area:

Life Sciences & Medicine

Course type:

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Credit level:

Not for credit


5 days

Available course dates:

To be confirmed

Course overview

The January 2025 course will be a 5 day online course will be delivered via MS Teams, using a combination of live and pre-recorded lectures and interactive sessions.

The Postgraduate Course in Radiopharmacy covers basic and clinical aspects of radiopharmacy practice. The course progresses though the general areas of introduction and review, radiopharmaceutical chemistry, regulatory issues and clinical radiopharmacy. Course booking applications will close earlier if the course gets fully booked before the deadline date.

The content of the course has been certified by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to continuing professional development principles.

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What does this course cover?


  • Radionuclides in nuclear medicine
  • Radiopharmaceuticals in routine use
  • Basics of nuclear physics
  • Detection of radiation
  • Radiobiological effects of radiation

Radiopharmaceutical chemistry

  • Production of radionuclides
  • Radiopharmaceutical chemistry – technetium
  • Radiopharmaceutical chemistry – chelators, complexes and radioiodine
  • Radiopharmaceutical quality control – theory and practice
  • Design and formulation of radiopharmaceuticals
  • PET Radiopharmaceuticals

 Regulatory issues

  • Radiation safety– what do the regulations require?
  • Pharmaceutical regulations and GMP
  • Radiopharmacy design and operation
  • Radiation safety – what do we do in practice?
  • Transport of radioactive material
  • Radiopharmacy Safety Break out Session
  • Drug interaction Workshop

 Clinical radiopharmacy

  •  Blood cell labelling – theory and practice
  • Therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals
  • Radiopharmaceutical calculations
  • Development and licensing of  radiopharmaceuticals

What will I achieve?

A broader understanding of the science and practice of clinical radiopharmacy. The course offers a chance to interact with experts from around the UK and to network with colleagues in the field.

Who will I learn with?

Victoria Gibson

Victoria Gibson

Head of Radiopharmacy at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Who is this for?

The course is intended to provide a basic level of education in radiopharmacy and suitable for those working in Nuclear Medicine:

  • Nuclear medicine technologists and radiographers
  • Medical physicists and medical physics technicians
  • Chemists and chemistry technicians
  • Quality control/quality assurance personnel
  • Medical doctors
  • Pharmaceutical and radiation regulatory agency personnel
  • Radiopharmaceutical research personnel


Fees and discounts

Course booking applications will close earlier if the course gets fully booked before the deadline date.

2024 fees

  • £525: UK & Republic of Ireland attendees (includes electronic lecture material. printed handbook and Sampson's Textbook of Radiopharmacy).
  • £450: Non-UK attendees (includes electronic lecture material only)


Further information

Payment by invoice

This option is only available if your course fee is being paid for by your employer or company. If you are eligible for any discounts, you will be able to select this during the checkout process.

Please note you will need to provide the following information during checkout:

  • full name of the company
  • web URL address of the company
  • company finance department address to which the course fee invoice will be posted to
  • email address where the invoice can be sent
  • purchase order reference (if needed) – this is a reference which your company may need to be shown on the invoice in order to make payment to King’s
  • the name of the individual at the company, responsible for approving the invoice from King’s
  • the contact details of this individual, including their job title, department; email and telephone number

Please note that King’s College London payment terms are 30 days from the date of the invoice.

Course status:


Full fee £525

Non UK fee £450

Terms and Conditions

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