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Radiopharmacy

 

Training Program

Courses

No of Credits

Core Courses

18 (for Non-Pharmacy holding degrees)

17 (for Pharmacy holding degrees)

Non-Core Courses

9 (for Non-Pharmacy holding degrees)

3 (for Pharmacy holding degrees)

Thesis

22

Total

48 (for Non-Pharmacy holding degrees)

43 (for Pharmacy holding degrees)

 

 

 

 

Admission Requirements:

Applicants should possess a PharmD or MS degree in Chemistry or Immunology from an accredited College or University and minimum qualifying scores on English language test. All applicants should participate in a competitive entrance examination (written and oral interview) and those with the highest scores will be admitted to the program. 

 

PhD Degree Requirements:

 

1. Coursework:

In the first two years of the program all students should complete courses in Advanced Biochemistry, Advanced Pharmacology, Radiochemistry, Radiation Biology, Nuclear Health Physics, Nuclear Medicine, and Synthesis of Labeled Compounds in addition to taking remedial courses, with the minimum grade of C in order to gain a broad knowledge and skills of the field.


1a: Core Courses:

 No.

  Course

  Credits

01

Physical Chemistry (for Pharmacy Holding degrees)

3

02

Pharmacology (for Non-Pharmacy Holding degrees)

4

03

Advance Biochemistry (Theory)

2

04

Radiochemistry and Nuclear Chemistry (Theory)

2

05

Radiochemistry and Nuclear Chemistry (Laboratory)

1

06

Nuclear Health Physics and Biochemical Effects of Radiations

2

07

Ionizing Radiations and Radiobioassay (Theory)

2

08

Ionizing Radiations and Radiobioassay (Laboratory)

1

09

Synthesis of the labeled Compounds

2

10

Nuclear Medicine

2

11

Seminar 1,2&3

 

12

Dissertation 1

4

13

Dissertation 2

4

14

Dissertation 3

4

15

Dissertation 4

4

16

Dissertation 5

6

 

1b: Elective Courses:

 No.

  Course

  Credits

1

Advanced Bioinformatics

2

2

Physiology (for Non-Pharmacy Holding degrees)

4

3

Manufacturing and Physico – chemical analyses of parenteral products (for Non-Pharmacy Holding degrees)

2

4

Medical informatics (Laboratory)

0.5

5

Medical informatics (Theory)

0.5

 


2. Comprehensive examination:

Students should choose an advisor and write a thesis proposal which should be approved by the graduate committee within the first two years of their studies. Upon the completion of the remedial and required courses and approval of the thesis proposal, students should pass comprehensive examinations (written and oral) in order to be qualified to continue with doctoral work. 

 

3. Defense of the dissertation prospectus:

Students are required to present and defend their thesis before a faculty committee.

 

Curriculum

 

 

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