autumn 2018

MBI-2005 General pharmacology and toxicology - 10 stp

Sist endret: 08.02.2019

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Health Sciences

Studiested

Tromsø |

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1st of June

Exchange students and Fulbright students: 15th of April.

Type of course

This course is a part of the bachelor program in biomedicine. The course is also available as a singular course, and for exchange students.

Admission requirements

Applicants from Nordic countries: Generell studiekompetanse + Matematikk R1 eller (S1+S2) og ett av følgende fag:

  • Matematikk (R1+R2)
  • Fysikk (1+2)
  • Kjemi (1+2)
  • Biologi (1+2)
  • Informasjonsteknologi (1+2)
  • Geologi (1+2)
  • Teknologi og forskningslære (1+2).

International applicants: Higher Education Entrance Qualification and certified language requirements in English. It is a requirement that students have  some prior knowledge of biology and ecology, chemistry and mathematics (Participants must have taken introductory level university courses, and achieved pass grades, in these subjects).

A list of the requirements for the Higher Education Entrance Qualification in Norway can be found on the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education website - nokut.no

Recommended pre-requisites: biochemistry, cell biology, and microbiology.

Application code: 9336 (Nordic applicants).

Course contents

The course is an introduction to basic pharmacology and toxicology. The pharmacology part includes the following topics: drug nomenclature; general principles of passage of drugs/toxic substances across biological barriers; drug absorption and excretion; the autonomic nerve system; biotransformation of drugs; dose-response and time-response relationships, attributed to conditions of administration and to the biological system. The toxicology part describes the classification of toxic reactions; how acute poisoning can be measured and how toxicity can be treated.

Recommended prerequisites

KJE-1001 Introduction to chemistry and the chemistry of biology, MBI-1001 Cell and molecular biology

Objective of the course

The main aim of the course is to give the students a general introduction into human pharmacology and toxicology. 

Knowledge:
After the course, the students will have basic knowledge and understanding of the following areas of general pharmacology and toxicology:

  • drug nomenclature
  • drug development
  • how drugs and toxic substances are absorbed, distributed and reach their site of action (pharmacokinetics/toxicokinetics)
  • how drugs and toxic substances are metabolized and excreted (pharmacokinetics/toxicokinetics)
  • drug targets
  • how drugs and toxic substances interact with their targets and mediate their action (pharmacodynamics/toxicodynamics)
  • quantitative aspects of pharmacological/toxicological action, dose-response relationships and time-response relationships
  • factors modifying the effects of drugs and toxic substances in individuals
  • drug toxicity
  • pharmacological/toxicological aspects of drug abuse
  • how drugs and toxic substances alter physiological function
  • classification of adverse effects and toxic reactions
  • measurement of acute poisoning
  • principles for treatment of toxicity

Skills:
The candidates should be able to understand and use general terms in pharmacology and toxicology, both orally and in written text.

General competence:
At the end of the course the student has acquired knowledge to be able to critically judge public information regarding drugs and toxic substances.

Language of instruction

English

Teaching methods

The course includes lectures (36 hours), group lectures (28 hours) and a compulsory semester project. The students will be appointed a supervisor for the semester project, and the project needs to be approved prior to the final exam. It is also mandatory to give a presentation of the semester project for the other students.

Assessment

Written exam (4 hours). Alphabetical grades (A-F).

A re-sit exam/postponed exam will be arranged early in the following semester, for candidates who failed the exam, or who, for valid reasons, were unable to attend.

Course work requirements: semester thesis, and presentation of the semesterproject for the the other students on the course.

Date for examination

Written test 10.12.2018

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced in the StudentWeb early in May and early in November.

Schedule

Course overlap

BIO-262 General and human toxicology 10 stp

Recommended reading/syllabus

Information about syllabus/reading will be annonced at the start of the course.
Lectures Autumn 2018
First attendance: See detailed schedual
Lectures See Schedule for more information about the timetable.

prof. Ingebrigt Sylte
f.aman. Lisbeth Aasmoe
prof. Berit Elisabeth Bang
prof. Aina Westrheim Ravna
f.aman. Kurt Kristiansen
Group lectures See Schedule for more information about the timetable.

Group 1 prof. Ingebrigt Sylte
f.aman. Lisbeth Aasmoe
prof. Berit Elisabeth Bang
prof. Aina Westrheim Ravna
f.aman. Kurt Kristiansen
Group 2 (reserve) prof. Ingebrigt Sylte
f.aman. Lisbeth Aasmoe
prof. Berit Elisabeth Bang
prof. Aina Westrheim Ravna
f.aman. Kurt Kristiansen
Presentation f.aman. Lisbeth Aasmoe
prof. Berit Elisabeth Bang
f.aman. Kurt Kristiansen


Kontakt
Anine-T-Andersen

Andersen, Anine Therese


Studiekonsulent
Telefon: +4777645363 anine.t.andersen@uit.no

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Kurt Kristiansen


Førsteamanuensis
Telefon: +4777644875 kurt.kristiansen@uit.no