Drug Discovery Based on Natural Products, 7.5 credits

Academic year 2022/2023

  • Autumn 2022, 100%, Distance learning

    Start date: 29 August 2022

    End date: 28 September 2022

    Application deadline: 19 April 2022

    Application code: UU-37203 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Flexible

    Selection: Higher education credits in science and engineering (maximum 240 credits)

    Outline for distance course: The course includes web lectures, video recorded presentation and literature assignments.

    Number of mandatory meetings on campus: 0

    Number of voluntary meetings on campus: 0

    Registration: 22 August 2022 – 29 August 2022

  • Spring 2023, 100%, Distance learning

    Start date: 16 January 2023

    End date: 19 February 2023

    Application deadline: 17 October 2022

    Application code: UU-87203 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Flexible

    Selection: Higher education credits in science and engineering (maximum 240 credits)

    Outline for distance course: The course includes web lectures, video recorded presentation and literature assignments.

    Number of mandatory meetings on campus: 0

    Number of voluntary meetings on campus: 0

    Registration: 9 January 2023 – 16 January 2023

Entry requirements: For students in the Pharmacy programme, it is required that the student should have passed the course Pharmacognosy, 7.5 credits and have achieved at least 150 credits within the programme and followed all earlier courses on semester 1-7.

For students in the Master Programme in Chemical Engineering, it is required that the student should have achieved at least 150 credits within the programme and passed the courses Analytical Chemistry, 10 credits, Pharmacology, 10 credits, and Medicinal Chemistry, 7.5 credits.

Admitted to the Master Programme in Drug Discovery and Development.

Qualified to the freestanding course are those that have knowledge equivalent to:
a) Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science 120 credits, supplemented by advanced courses within pharmacy of at least 22.5 credits or Pharmacognosy B, 15 credits, b) 150 credits including 60 credits in chemistry or biology and advanced courses within pharmacy of at least 22.5 credits, or Pharmacognosy B, 15 credits, c) equivalent knowledge within the subject area. Knowledge in English equivalent to that required for basic level entry into Swedish higher education.

Fees:

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 aims to give increased knowledge about the use of natural products in modern pharmaceutical research. The course covers modern methods for discovering new biologically active substances in nature, and how this knowledge may be used to develop new drugs or pharmacological tools.

More information

Contact

Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences

Biomedicinskt centrum BMC, Husargatan 3

Box 591, 751 24 UPPSALA