FRM5510 - Statistical experimental design for industrial pharmaceutical development

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

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Course content

The main purpose of the course is to make the students able to construct various factorial study designs related to formulation, packaging, manufacture and stability studies of pharmaceutical products, and to interpret the corresponding data by the use of simple statistical software. The students should be able to utilise the aquired experience in their master thesis.

Learning outcome

After completion of the course the students should be able to create factorilal designs, and evaluate the results from such studies by various statistical methods.

Admission

The course is primarily open to students who have been admitted to the School of Pharmacy at the University of Oslo. If there is space available then others may also apply to take the course as long as their academic background is adequate.

Prerequisites

Formal prerequisite knowledge

The course is only available to students who have passed their pharmacy apprenticeship and have passed all previous pharmacy courses or have the equivalent within Pharmaceutics.

Teaching

Lectures and study groups.

Inactivity and / or excessive absences in compulsory education means that the student does not receive final assessment / examination

Access to teaching

A student who has completed compulsory instruction and coursework and has had these approved, is not entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework. A student who has been admitted to a course, but who has not completed compulsory instruction and coursework or had these approved, is entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework, depending on available capacity.

Examination

A four hour written exam/oral exam after the number of students

Examination support material

As of 1 August, 2016, the use of own calculators is no longer permitted. Casio FX-991EX calculators are handed out to all exam candidates at the beginning of the exam.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more:

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Evaluation

The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Facts about this course

Credits

10

Level

Master

Teaching

Every autumn

Lectures in the subject will occur in two periods during the semester.

Examination

Every autumn

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)