15 credits

Syllabus, Bachelor's level, 3FF204

A revised version of the syllabus is available.
Education cycle
First cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Pharmaceutical Sciences G1F
Grading system
Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
Finalised by
The Educational Board of Pharmacy, 16 November 2017
Responsible department
Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences

Entry requirements

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

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.


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.


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.


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. Students who have failed the first examination are allowed five re-examinations.

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.