What is a degree in nuclear medicine

Non-medical area

Radiopharmaceutical Sciences

The basic scientific areas, medical radiochemistry and radiopharmacy, which complement and support the subject of nuclear medicine, have been taught in cooperation with the University of Vienna for years. In particular, the lectures "Medical Radiochemistry 1 and 2" and "Radiopharmaceutical Technology I and II" are established at the Faculties of Chemistry and Life Sciences and enable Bachelor, Diploma, Master and PhD students to acquire specific basic knowledge. and acquire state-of-the-art expertise. In addition, the natural scientists in nuclear medicine are also active in the field of compulsory and elective courses at MedUni Vienna: SSM1 modules and SOL are held regularly.

In the area of ​​PhD studies, the group is already very actively represented in Clinical Neurosciences (CLINS) - basic seminars, journal clubs, PhD seminars - and also in the development of the PhD degree in "Medical Imaging" through its exposed position and active involvement in medical Imaging Cluster (MIC) intensively involved.

Another mainstay is teaching at the universities of applied sciences on the Vienna campus, in Wiener Neustadt as well as in Linz and Steyr. Here, the radiology technologists of the future are trained in the corresponding bachelor's degree programs, as well as the "high potentials" in the master’s degree in MedTech at the Wiener Neustadt University of Applied Sciences. enables a further academic career.

Last, but not least - a large number of students of different professional backgrounds were and will be supervised on site with their theses. This applies, for example, to bachelor theses by radiology technologists as well as master theses by nutritionists, diploma theses by physicians and pharmacists or dissertations by chemists and pharmacists.



Medical radiochemistry, VO

Contact person: Assoc.-Prof. PD Dr. Wolfgang Wadsak

Parts 1 and 2 take place alternately in the winter and summer semesters and each consist of 2 hours per week. The first part primarily deals with the basics of radiolabelling, radionuclide production, radiation protection and nuclear medicine techniques in diagnostics and therapy; the second part deals specifically with the applications of radioactive drugs in neuroimaging (e.g. Alzheimer's imaging, molecular imaging in the dopaminergic and serotonergic system).

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Radiopharmaceutical Technology and Experimental Nuclear Medicine, VO

Contact person: Prof. PD Dr. Markus Mitterhauser

Parts 1 and 2 take place alternately in the winter and summer semesters and each comprise 2 hours per week. The lectures are held in close cooperation with the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology at the University of Vienna.

In the first part, the basics of radiopharmacy and nuclear medicine are taught. These basics include above all radiation protection, important nuclear medicine examinations and questions, essential radiopharmaceuticals as well as aspects of safe production and quality control. The second part serves for deepening, “peripheral areas” of molecular imaging are illuminated (optical methods, other contrast media from MR and CT applications) and a closer look behind the scenes of the most important applications. It is particularly important to work out the connections, limitations and advantages and disadvantages of the respective methods together with the students.

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Radiochemical exercises, UE

Contact person: Assoc.-Prof. PD Dr. Wolfgang Wadsak

These exercises are organized by the University of Vienna, Department of Chemistry, and offer the possibility of a practical examination of various radiochemical techniques. The holding takes place as a block course usually within 2-3 weeks in December / January. The medical applications of radiochemistry are offered as part of an excursion internship on one day.

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Chromatography in qualitative and quantitative bioanalytics - focus on HPLC, SE

Contact person: Dr. Lukas Nics

This seminar is organized by the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Vienna and offers students a general theoretical introduction to chromatography and deepens the knowledge of high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC). At the end of this block course (mostly November-December), the students have the opportunity to work “hands-on” on the devices and analyze samples.

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SSM1, Block07 Science and Medicine; On Shining Paths - Nuclear Medicine PET Tracer Development, SE

Contact person: Dr.in Cécile Philippe, Dr. Lukas Nics

At this seminar, the students get their first practical experience of searching for literature, reading and writing an academic paper. You will learn how a scientific manuscript is structured and how a lecture is organized. The students work on this by dealing with a specific topic that is currently being announced to the students.

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SSM2, Block17-Methods in Medical Sciences; How quickly does a drug metabolize, SE

Contact person: Dr.in Cécile Philippe, Dr. Lukas Nics

During this course, the students get an insight into experimental work. On the basis of a scientific question, the students should develop an experimental plan, collect the data using analytical equipment in a laboratory, evaluate it statistically and discuss it scientifically.

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