CAS ETH in Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry/Radiopharmacy

Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ

LocationZürich, Zurich region, Switzerland

Certificates of Advanced Studies

CAS programmes aim to give greater depth or interdisciplinary breadth to an original academic qualification. They are aimed at university graduates who are working and wish to enhance their professional skills or specialise in a particular subject. They correspond to at least 10 ECTS credits and 150 contact hours and may involve written project work or a thesis. They are organised in the form of block courses or courses on fixed days of the week and last one to two years.

Certificate of Advanced Studies

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Health, Life & Natural Science

Fundamental pharmaceutical and radiochemical state of the art knowledge: European drug legislation, quality assurance and GxP, Radiopharmaceutical chemistry, Radiopharmacology and clinical radiopharmacy.

Programme structure

Programme description

This international programme enables natural scientists to assume responsibility for both the production and quality control of radiopharmaceuticals. The programme is held in cooperation with the universities of Ljubljana and Leipzig. It provides essential knowledge in radiopharmaceutical chemistry, drug legislation, quality control, pharmaceutical technology, pharmacology and nuclear medicine. The programme follows the guidelines of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM).


On completion participants are capable of qualified and safe work with radiopharmaceuticals in order to take the responsibility for a legally compliant production of these drugs.

Professional perspectives

This programme enables natural scientists to assume responsibility for both the production and quality control of radiopharmaceuticals.

Tuition languages

English: 100 %


Certificate of Advanced Studies ’CAS ETH Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry / Radiopharmacy’

Credit points

12 ECTS credits

Target group and requirements

Target group

Chemists, pharmacists and other natural scientists involved in the production, quality control and R&D of radiopharmaceuticals.


University diploma (MSc) in pharmacy, chemistry, natural sciences or equivalent education, radiation protection course.

Required language skills

English: C1 - Show proficiency scales

Examination languages


Time and place


Start possible at any module.


200 hours, three two-week-modules and three examinations over two years (Module I, Ljubljana; Module II, Zurich; Module III, Leipzig)


ETH Zurich (Switzerland), University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), University of Leipzig (Germany)

Tuition fee

Approximately CHF 8,000



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Questions about the application

ETH Zurich, School for Continuing Education, HG E 17-18.5, Rämistrasse 101, 8092 Zurich, Tel. 0041 (0)44 632 56 59 , info [a] sce[.]ethz[.]ch


Programme management

Prof. Dr. Roger Schibli (Programme Director)


ETH Zurich, Postgraduate Studies Pharmacy, Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 4, 8093 Zurich, Tel. 0041 (0)44 633 74 05 ,
postgraduate [a] pharma[.]ethz[.]ch

Responsible body

ETH Zurich, Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences (D-CHAB), Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences


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