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Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences: Pharmacology

Pharmacology is a specialisation of the Master’s programme Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences.

The programme contains two research periods (52 and and 36 EC), and compulsory and optional programme components.

  • Attending two lecture series of BPS is mandatory in the MSc programme of Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences (BPS). Mandatory lecture series must be chosen from the ones listed below.
  • Attending more than two lecture series of BPS is optional. Optional lecture series are part of the programme component ‘Optional courses or traineeships’.

First and Second Year

Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Research Project 1 at the Division of Pharmacology at the LACDR or the Division of Clinical Pharmacology at the CHDR

Research Project 1 - Practical Work 45
Research Project 1 - Thesis 5
Research Project 1 - Oral Presentation 2

Literature Review

Literature Review LACDR 7

The MSc programme of Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences offers the following lecture series in the academic year 2014–2015:

Regulation of Drug Safety 4
Atherosclerosis 4
Bioanalytical Mass Spectrometry 4
Metabolic disorders: From molecular mechanisms to Metabolomics and back 4
Molecular Mechanisms of Cell Death (formerly Molecular Mechanisms of Apoptosis) 4
Pharmacokinetic-Pharmacodynamic Modeling 4
Model organisms in cancer drug discovery and development 4
Drug Delivery 4
Cell adhesion signaling in health and disease 4

Mandatory course in the academic year 2014–2015:

Scientific Conduct 1

Optional courses in the academic year 2014–2015:

IP Law in Science 5
Science Methodology 4
Science and the public: contemporary and historical perspectives 6

Lecture Series Cancelled for 2014-2015

Blood-Brain Barrier: Drug Transport to the Brain 4

Meer info

The MSc programme Pharmacology trains for junior drug researchers and prepares students for a career in Pharmacology (drug transport and disposition, pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics), Medical Pharmacology (hormones in neurosciences), and Clinical Pharmacology.

Outline of the programme of the research track Pharmacology of the Master’s programme BPS:

Level

**EC **

Research project 1, in Pharmacology

* practical work

600

45

* thesis

600

5

* oral presentation

500

2

Research project 2, (preferably in another discipline of BPS) – within/outside the Faculty of Sciences

* practical work

600

31

* thesis

600

5

Literature study plus thesis

500

7

Lecture series 1 (in BPS)

500

4

Lecture series 2 (in BPS)

500

4

Course Scientific Conduct

500

1

20 Colloquia and Lectures

500

1

Optional courses or traineeships

400–600

(max 12 EC