Molecular Imaging with Focus on PET, 7.5 credits

Academic year 2022/2023

  • Autumn 2022, 100%, Campus

    Start date: 31 October 2022

    End date: 29 November 2022

    Application deadline: 19 April 2022

    Application code: UU-35012 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 285 credits)

    Registration: 24 October 2022 – 31 October 2022

Entry requirements: Within the pharmacy programme, 150 credits including 60 credits in chemistry or 60 credits in life sciences are required, and have completed all courses in semester 1-7.

For students in the biomedicine and doctoral programmes as well as for students in the Bachelor's programmes in molecular biology and biotechnology, respectively, 150 credits in the programme are required including 60 credits in biology.

Students who are admitted to the Master's programme in Pharmaceutical Development are qualified to study the course.

For admission to an independent course, 150 credits are required, of which at least 60 credits in pharmaceutical or medical science or in biology, including at least 7.5 credits in organic chemistry

Knowledge of English equivalent to what is required for basic eligibility for Swedish higher education at undergraduate level.


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 18,125

Tuition fee, total: SEK 18,125

About the course

Molecular imaging (MI) is essentially a multidisciplinary field. For deeper understanding of the method, it is required that the course illustrates all parts of the process from the physics behind the instruments to radio- labelling of molecules validation of these in vitro and in vivo. The course will also exemplify the questions which are suitable answered by MI. The course covers radiochemistry in tracer development, preclinical methods for in vitro validation of molecular traces, preclinical in vivo imaging using PET and SPECT tracers, image analysis and image processing tools, quantification and modelling of tracer kinetics, PET, PET as a tool for drug development and the clinical use of PET, e.g. within neurology, oncology, cardiology, metabolic diseases and psychiatry.

More information


Department of Medicinal Chemistry

Biomedicinskt Centrum BMC, Husargatan 3

Box 574, 751 23 UPPSALA

Telephone: 018-471 4271 018-471 4236

Study counsellor


Telephone: +46 18 471 44 36