Applied Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis

7.5 credits

Syllabus, Master's level, 3FK228

A revised version of the syllabus is available.
Education cycle
Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Drug Discovery and Development A1N, Pharmaceutical Sciences A1N
Grading system
Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
Finalised by
The Educational Board of Pharmacy, 25 August 2022
Responsible department
Department of Medicinal Chemistry

General provisions

The course is elective in the Master's Programme in Pharmacy, the Master's Programme in Pharmaceutical Modelling, and the Master's Programme in Drug Discovery and Development.

Entry requirements

150 credits of which 120 credits in biomedicine, pharmaceutical science, natural science and/or technology. Prior studies should include 15 credits in analytical chemistry. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student will be able to

\x{2022} Search relevant literature and establish an experimental design for an analytical pharmaceutical method.

\x{2022} Carry out a risk assessment for laboratory work.

\x{2022} From a compiled experimental design independently develop and validate an analytical pharmaceutical method and document this in a scientific and quality assured way.

\x{2022} Present achieved results in the form of a scientific article written in English.

\x{2022} Present and defend achieved results orally.

\x{2022} Publicly discuss an other student's written and oral presentation.


Sampling and sample pretreatment. Advanced separation theory for chromatographic and capillary electrophoretic techniques. Applied mass spectroscopy. Method construction and optimisation. Quality assurance. Regulatory aspects on drug analysis. Literature search. Research documentation. Critical review of scientific articles.


The teaching is given in the form of seminars, study visits and laboratory work on method development. Strong emphasis is placed at the students' own learning and ability to seek information independently and to solve problems.

Compulsory parts of the course: seminars and all phases in connection with the laboratory practical.

The course is given in English, when coordination takes place with exchange students.


Examination takes place at the end of the course in the form of an oral and a written presentation of the laboratory practical (examination code).

Supplementation of failed compulsory parts can at the earliest take place at next course and then in case of a vacancy.

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.

Other directives

Equal to the former courses 3FK063 Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis and 3FK308 Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis and cannot be included in a higher education qualification together with these courses.

This course substitutes and corresponds to 3FK328.