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UAF010 - Basic and applied pharmacology
Owner: TKBIA
10,0 Credits (ECTS 15)
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Level: B

Teaching language: Swedish

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0199 Examination 10,0 c Grading: TH   10,0 c   Contact examiner,  Contact examiner

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Professor  Jörgen Engel


For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Course specific prerequisites

KMG020 Biology, KMG030 Molecular biology, KMG040
Methods in molecular biology, KBB055 Structural biochemistry


The aim of the course is to bring detailed knowledge of general pharmacological principles such as the concept of pharmacological receptors, dose-response relationships and pharmacokinetic principles. Furthermore, information is provided on how major groups of pharmacological agents are believed to exert their action and what side effects that are expected. The student should be able to discuss these effects from the molecular and cellular level up to the level of organs and individuals. Important pharmacological issues are discussed in group sessions.


The course is divided into three blocks each extending over a three-week period as indicated in the following:

Block 1: Basic principles in pharmacology, drug/receptor interaction, pharmacokinetics, and chemotherapy.

Block 2: Pharmacology of the peripheral and central nervous system including anaesthetics.

Block 3: Endocrine/metabolic, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and respiratory pharmacology.


The course is given at Department of Pharmacology at the Sahlgrenska Academy, Göteborg University, and it is organised in lectures, group sessions, demonstrations and laboratory lessons.


Rang HP, Dale MM, Ritter JM and Moore PK: Pharmacology (Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh, UK)


The student is examined in one major final examination. Marks are graded not approved, 3, 4 and 5.

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