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Course module: DI-407
Understanding Drugs
Course info
Course codeDI-407
ECTS Credits3
Category / LevelM (Master)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byFaculty of Science; Graduate School of Life Sciences; Graduate School of Life Sciences;
Contact persondr. E.E. Moret
Telephone+316 20255134
dr. A.S. Koster
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dr. E.E. Moret
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Contactperson for the course
dr. E.E. Moret
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Teaching period
2.1  (12/11/2018 to 14/12/2018)
Teaching period in which the course begins
Time slot-: Not in use
Study mode
RemarkFor enrollment please contact
Enrolment periodfrom 17/09/2018 up to and including 30/09/2018
Course application processstudentenbalie
Enrolling through OSIRISYes
Enrolment open to students taking subsidiary coursesYes
Waiting listNo
Course placement processStudiepunt/Student desk
After passing this course, the student has a sufficient understanding of pharmacology, and other basic disciplines, to start the master Drug Innovation or similar programmes.The student studies the material from the course book in advance of following the workshops.
Description of content
During this course we will try to achieve the starting level for the Drug Innovation master’s programme. We will offer workshops on the topic of „Understanding Drugs“, encompassing the fields of:
1. Bioorganic chemistry
 2. Pharmacokinetics
 3. Pharmacodynamics
 4. Pharmaceutics
 5. Anatomy and Physiology
 6. Biochemistry
 7. Analytical Chemistry
 8. Pharmacotherapy
Literature/study material used:
If you feel inexperienced we recommend the book:
Basic Pharmacology- Understanding of drugs actions and reactions, from Hernandez and Rathinavella, CRC Press 2006, ISBN 1-58716-160-5
In Dutch: Algemene Farmacologie, Van Ree en Breimer, 1999, Elsevier /Bunge, ISBN 9035220722
Send an e-mail to the administration ( The mail should contain 1) your name; 2) student number; 3) e-mail address; 4) telephone number; 5) current Master track. Please note: the number of participants is limited to 40. Only the first registrations can be accepted.
Mandatory for students in Master’s programme: NO.
Optional for students in other Master’s programmes GS-LS:
any other master programme with relevant basal courses.
Entry requirements
Prerequisite knowledge
Bachelor of Science degree or higher.
Required materials
Introduction to the Pharmaceutical Sciences – An integrated Approach. Second Edition Nita K. Pandit and Robert P. Soltis; Wolters Kluwer (2012) - ISBN-13:978-1609130015
Recommended materials
Daphnis UK (beschikbaar in MyWorkPlace)
Instructional formats
Computer practical



final result
Test weight100
Minimum grade-

Written examination (3 ECTS); The minimum grade is 6. The OER of the Graduate School of Life Sciences is applicable.

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