Nuclear Medicine: Science and Practice

United Kingdom
Starts Sep 2019 (1 year)
Course Type
Postgraduate Course
Yes (Details)
Course Fee

Course Overview

Our Nuclear Medicine: Science & Practice course will give you the skills to deliver safe, high-quality nuclear medicine services based on training in a strong scientific and academic framework in an approved structured service environment.

Key benefits:

  • GMC approved course for nuclear medicine training in the UK.
  • Conveniently based in central London
  • All learning materials, including audio- recorded lectures, are accessible online via King's E-learning and Teaching Service (KEATS) to support distance learning.
  • Contact with experts and key opinion leaders from across the UK.
  • Close links with leading London Medical Schools and nuclear medicine departments.

Who should take this course

This course draws on professional expertise from many disciplines.

MSc: Medical degree with minimum of two years' post-qualification clinical experience.

PG Dip, PG Cert: Graduates in medicine, physics, nursing, radiography or other medically-related subjects who have working experience in healthcare.

GMC registration considered highly desirable.


MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert

Course content

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take:

  • MSc - modules totalling 195 credits
  • PG Diploma - modules totalling 120 credits
  • PG Cert - modules totalling 60 credits.

Required Modules:

If you are an MSc student, you are required to take all of the modules below. If you are a PG Dip student, you are required to take the first two modules. You may then choose one module from the next two, and another module from the two after. If you are a PG Cert student, you are required to take the first two modules, and then choose one from the next two. You will not take either of the last two.

  • Clinical Practice in Nuclear Medicine (30 credits)
  • Radiopharmaceutical & Regulatory Issues in Nuclear Medicine (15 credits)
  • Scientific Basis of Nuclear Medicine (15 credits) - Taken in your first or second year if you are a part-time student.
  • Diagnostic Nuclear Oncology & Radionuclide Therapy(15 credits) - Taken in your first or second year if you are a part-time student.
  • Practical Nuclear Medicine (60 credits) - Taken in your second year if you are a part-time student.
  • Nuclear Medicine Research (60 credits) - Taken in your second year if you are a part-time student.

Part time PG Dip students should plan to take at least 60 credits each year. King's College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study.


  • Full time overseas fees:

About Course Provider

King's College London is one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2018/19) and among the oldest in England.

King's vision is to make the world a better place, building on our history of pioneering research that has advanced and shaped modern life, such as: the discovery of the structure of DNA; research to better understand autism and develop life-changing therapies; informing air pollution awareness and policy; research that led to the development of radio, radar, television and mobile phones; and making maths available to the underprivileged. These are all ways that we are having a transformational impact on society.

Our intellectually rigorous teaching environment is coupled with a commitment to providing a rich and supportive student experience. We have more than 31,000 students (of whom nearly 12,800 are postgraduates, with 1,000 students enrolled in online masters courses) from 150 countries worldwide, meaning that students are part of a truly international community. Our 8,500 members of staff collaborate with students to help them get the most out of their degree. Many of our academics are also researchers working within and influencing their industries, meaning that students learn the latest thinking and understand its practical and contemporary relevance.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas'‚Äč, King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services.

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