Models for Biological Systems, 7.5 credits

Academic year 2023/2024

  • Autumn 2023, 100%, Campus

    Start date: 28 September 2023

    End date: 29 October 2023

    Application deadline: 17 April 2023

    Application code: UU-39209 Application

    Language of instruction: The course will be taught in English, if needed

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 285 credits)

    Registration: 21 September 2023 – 28 September 2023

Entry requirements: 150 credits in biomedicine, pharmaceutical science, drug development, natural science and/or technology. Previous studies must contain 5 credits of statistics or probability theory. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 18,125

Tuition fee, total: SEK 18,125

About the course

The course deals with computer models for biological systems that are important in a drug development context. Specifically, the focus is on models for clinical pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic data. The course will also include models of systems that are of importance for preclinical research in the pharmaceutical field. Evaluation of modelling results is an important part of the course.

The course will also illustrate the use of models for addressing scientific issues and aspects of study design. Technical, mathematical and statistical aspects of model fitting and non-linear regression form an integral part of the course.

More information


Department of Pharmacy

Biomedicinskt Centrum BMC, Husargatan 3 752 37 Uppsala

Box 580, 751 23 UPPSALA