FRM5110 – Polysaccharides of Pharmaceutical Interest; Physical and Chemical Properties, as well as Biological Activity
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Changes in the course due to coronavirus
Autumn 2020 we plan for teaching and examinations to be conducted as described in the course description and on semester pages. However, changes may occur due to the corona situation. You will receive notifications about any changes at the semester page and/or in Canvas.
Spring 2020: Teaching and examinations was digitilized. See changes and common guidelines for exams at the MN faculty spring 2020.
The course is to provide an introduction to polysaccharides and their use within pharmaceuticals, their structure and physical traits.
By the end of the course, the students are to be able to
- determine the composition of a polysaccharide, both which monosaccharides are present as well as the type of binding is present
- determine the groups which decorate the polysaccharides chains
- determine the important physical properties, for example the viscosity and gelforming ability
- understand how the various substituents of the polysaccharides influence the physical properties
- determine which structures are biologically active and which are not
- know the important areas in which polysaccharides may be used within pharmaceutics
Admission to the course
The course is open to students who have had their study plan approved for the advanced part of the Professional Pharmacy Programme at the University of Oslo. This requires that all previous pharmacy courses have been passed. The course is also open to other master and PhD students for whom this course may be relevant.
Formal prerequisite knowledge
The course is only available to students who have passed their pharmacy apprenticeship and have passed all previous pharmacy courses.
- 10 credits overlap with FRM9110 – Polysaccharides of Pharmaceutical Interest; Physical and Chemical Properties, as Well as Biological Activity.
Lectures, seminars and projects .
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.
The course may be cancelled if the number of enrolled students are low.
A four hour written exam/oral exam after the number of students.
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.
It will also be counted as one of the three attempts to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses:
- FRM9110 – Polysaccharides of Pharmaceutical Interest; Physical and Chemical Properties, as Well as Biological Activity
Examination support material
Casio FX-991EX calculators are handed out to all exam candidates at the beginning of the exam.
Language of examination
Norwegian (English on demand).
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.
Resit an examination
This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more: