Syllabus for Pharmacology

Grundläggande farmakologi

  • 15 credits
  • Course code: 3FF204
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Pharmaceutical Sciences G1F

    Explanation of codes

    The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:

    First cycle

    • G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
    • G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
    • G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
    • GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

    Second cycle

    • A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
    • A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
    • AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
  • Established: 2016-05-26
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2022-08-25
  • Revised by: The Educational Board of Pharmacy
  • Applies from: Autumn 2023
  • Entry requirements:

    At least 30 credits in pharmaceutical bioscience and/or pharmaceutical science or equivalent scientific education.

  • Responsible department: Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences

Learning outcomes

The student shall after completed the course have sufficient knowledge in pharmacology and shall be able to contribute to a safe and rational use of drugs in the society. This is obtained when the student is able to

  • define pharmacological concepts
  • describe the modes of action of drugs by naming their target proteins
  • account for the effects of drugs and side effects on the human organism
  • describe the principles behind the absorption, distribution, metabolism and elimination of drugs.

The student should have obtained some basic understanding in pharmacological methodology.

Content

The course aims to give the student knowledge of the modes of action of drugs, effects and side effects in the human organism and their applications. Further more a general information on how drugs are absorbed, distributed, metabolised and eliminated is given.

Instruction

The course is web based and takes place as half-time studies. The education is given as supervised individual studies via web based teaching platform that also is utilised for group work, discussions and assignments. Communication between participants and teachers take place via the website and via e-mail. Compulsory parts are assignments, which take place via the website.

Assessment

Individual written examination is arranged at the end of the course. In order to achieve the overall grade for the entire course, all the compulsory parts of the course must be passed. Possibility to supplement failed compulsory part can be given when the course is offered again.

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the University's disability coordinator.

Reading list

The reading list is missing. For further information, please contact the responsible department.