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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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dr. G.M.H. Engels
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Teaching period
2.2  (17/12/2018 to 01/02/2019)
Teaching period in which the course begins
Time slot-: Not in use
Study mode
RemarkRegistration is possible until 2 weeks prior to the start of the course, by sending an E-mail to
Enrolment periodfrom 17/09/2018 up to and including 30/09/2018
Course application processCourse coordinator
Additional informationCourse coordinator
Enrolling through OSIRISNo
Enrolment open to students taking subsidiary coursesYes
Waiting listYes
Course placement processStudiepunt/Student desk
At the end of the course, student should have a profound understanding of:
  • Basic pharmacology
  • Advanced pharmacological concepts, e.g. receptor models and mathematical modeling
  • in vitro and in vivo pharmacological tools and methods
At the end of the course, students should be able to:

- simulate pharmacological phenomena by using MS Excel
- analyse pharmacological data by using GraphPad Prism
- plan, prepare, perform, analyse and interpret pharmacological experiments
- reflect on matters related to philosophy of science
The course presents advanced topics of pharmacology, focusing on key elements essential in practical pharmacological research. Special attention will be paid to different receptor models and mathematical modeling of receptor phenomena. In addition, the relation between scientific experiments and knowledge is approached from a philosophy of science point of view. 

Send an e-mail to the course coordinator: The mail should contain 1) first name and surname; 2) student number; 3) e-mail address; 4) telephone number; 5) current Master or PhD track. Please note:the number of participants is limited to 20..

Mandatory for students in Master’s programme Drug Innovation: NO.
Optional for students in other Master’s programmes GS-LS: the course is open to anyone having the prerequisite knowledge (including PhD students)
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. 2nd ed (2016), ISBN 9780128037522
Instructional formats
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Final result
Test weight100
Minimum grade-

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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