FRM2010 – Quality Control of Pharmaceutical ingredients

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Course content

FRM2010 provides a comprehensive introduction to the quality control of pharmaceutical raw materials and ingredients, and includes teachning in pharmaceutical chemical analysis, microbiology, and pharmacognosy.

Learning outcome

After completing the course we expect your competence to include the following:

  • An overview of the different types of pharmaceutical raw materials and ingredients and how they are produced (both chemically and biologically derived materials)
  • A comprehensive knowledge on the most important chemical, microbiological, and microscopy-related techniques for quality testing of pharmaceutical raw materials and ingredients
  • An overview of national and international regulations and guidelines related to pharmaceutical raw materials and ingredients

Admission

The course is only available to students enrolled at the School of Pharmacy at the University of Oslo.

Prerequisites

Formal prerequisite knowledge

In order to participate in this course and to sit for the exam: FRM1000 , FRM1010 , FRM1030 , FRM1040 and FRM1050 must be passed and all manditory activities from FRM2000 must be approved.

Health, Safety and Environment (HSE)
There are compulsory HSE courses at the beginning of the first semester. For students commencing their program from the autumn semester 2015 the following courses are mandatory:

In addition to this you will have to complete HMS0503 - Laboratory Safety and HMS0506 Patient clinic Safety for participation in Laboratory and clinic-courses in the program.

You will need to provide documentation that you have passed HMS0501, HMS0502, HMS0503 HMS0506 and HMS0507 when you attend the first mandatory lab.

For students who commenced the program from the Autumn semester 2012 up til and including the spring semester 2015 the following courses are mandatory:

  • MNHMS0015 - Introduction to Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) (discontinued) or HMS0501 - Safety and Physical Environment and HMS0502 - Positive Learning Environment and HMS0507 - Fire Safety.
  • MNHMS0010LS - Introduction to Laboratory Safety (discontinued) or MNHMS0020LS - In-Depth Laboratory Safety (discontinued) or HMS0503 - Laboratory Safety
  • MNHMS0015FS - Introduction to Field Safety (discontinued)  or HMS0504 Field Safety.

    For more information on the HSE courses and transitional arrangements:
    http://www.mn.uio.no/english/studies/courses/hse-courses.html

Teaching

The course is six weeks long and includes lectures, seminar groups, and laboratory work, which is compulsory. Reports and documentation from the laboratory work are to be collected in a portfolio. In order for the portfolio to be approved, it needs to be complete and the laboratory work and contents of the portfolio need to demonstrate that the student has acquired the knowledge and skills required. The portfolio needs to be approved in order for the student to be eligible to take the written exam.

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

As the teaching involves laboratory and/or field work, you should consider taking out a separate travel and personal risk insurance. Read about your insurance cover as a student.

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 digital exam.

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

Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.

Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.

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

Bachelor

Teaching

Every autumn

The curriculum is being revised. The course is taught for the last time autumn 2017.

Examination

Every autumn

Teaching language

Norwegian