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Course module: DI-411-13
Advanced Pharmacology
Course infoSchedule
Course codeDI-411-13
ECTS Credits7.5
Category / LevelM (Master)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byFaculty of Science; Graduate School of Life Sciences; Graduate School of Life Sciences;
Contact persondr. G.M.H. Engels
Telephone+31 6 20257227
dr. G.M.H. Engels
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Teaching period
2.2  (19/12/2016 to 03/02/2017)
Teaching period in which the course begins
Time slot-: Not in use
Study mode
RemarkStart December 18th 2017 till February 2nd 2018.
For enrollment please contact
Enrolment periodfrom 19/09/2016 up to and including 02/10/2016
Course application processstudentenbalie
Enrolling through OSIRISYes
Enrolment open to students taking subsidiary coursesYes
Post-registration openfrom 31/10/2016 up to and including 01/11/2016
Waiting listYes
Course placement processStudiepunt/Student desk
Course goals
After completing the module the student is able to:
  • Have an understanding of the history of pharmacology.
  • Have an understanding of in vitro and in vivo pharmacological tools and methods.
  • Master basic topics in pharmacology.
  • Master advanced topics in pharmacology.
  • Are able to simulate pharmacological phenomena by using MS Excel.
  • Are able to analyse pharmacological data by using GraphPad Prism (or similar programs).
  • Are able to reflect on matters related to philosophy of science.
  • Plan, prepare, perform, analyse, and interpret pharmacological experiments.
At the end of the course, students are able to
-          Plan, prepare, perform, analyse, and interpret pharmacological experiments
-          Peer review a pharmacological scientific paper
The course presents advanced topics of pharmacology, focusing on key elements essential in practical pharmacological research.
In addition, participants will be introduced  to the topic of philosophy of science.
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 20. Only the first registrations can be accepted.

Mandatory for students in Master’s programme Drug Innovation: NO.
Optional for students in other Master’s programmes GS-LS: any other master programme with relevant basal courses
Entry requirements
Prerequisite knowledge
This course is open to Bachelors of Science when applicants are familiar with basis pharmacology.
Required materials
Recommended materials
Okasha, S. – Philosophy of science. A very short introduction. 1st ed (2002), ISBN 9780192802835
Kenakin, T.P. - Pharmacology in drug discovery. Understanding drug response. 1st ed (2012), ISBN 9780123848567
Instructional formats (attendance required)
Seminar 1 (Required)

Seminar 2 (Required)

Seminar 3 (Required)

Final result
Test weight100
Minimum grade5.5

Toetsvorm Omschrijving Weging
Participation Active participation Prerequisite for access to written exam

Diagnostic Diagnostic CAT
(classroom assessment techniques) 0%

Written exam Open book exam 100%

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