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CODE 86839
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR CHIM/08
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di:

OVERVIEW

The use of radiopharmaceuticals is constantly increasing in diagnostic and therapeutic fields. Metabolic radiotherapy is widely used in the treatment of many tumors and the conjugation of specific radionuclides with proteins, particularly with monoclonal antibodies, allows the implementation of specific therapies. Therefore, basic knowledge of this particular area of pharmaceutical chemistry is of paramount importance for students who will become part of the scientific community.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

- provide the student with the basic notions on the activity and use of the most common radiopharmaceuticals, both in the diagnostic and therapeutic fields.

- show the student the figure of the radio-pharmacist.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Attendance to classes and individual study will allow the student to:

- know the topics covered during the teaching;

- acquire the ability to apply the acquired knowledge to problems similar to those described;

- acquire an adequate scientific language and the ability to connect the various topics covered in the classes or the topics of the course and topics covered in previous teachings.

TEACHING METHODS

Frontal lessons

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Definition of radiopharmaceuticals. Radionuclides. Interactions of radiation with matter. Use of radiopharmaceuticals in the diagnostic field. Scintigraphy and PET (positron emission tomography). Production of some radionuclides and radiopharmaceuticals. Therapeutic use of radiopharmaceuticals: metabolic radiotherapy.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Slides of lessons

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam consists of an oral test lasting between 20 and 30 minutes. Students will be required to present part of the topics covered in class. Additionally, it is possible to present a brief in-depth analysis on one of the aspects of radiopharmaceuticals that has sparked the most interest.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

From the oral interview, the teacher will assess that the student has acquired:

1) knowledge of the topics;

2) competence, i.e., the ability to apply the knowledge acquired to real problems;

3) ability to express concepts clearly with correct terminology and link the various topics covered in the classes or previous courses.