FRM5720 – Pharmaceutical toxicology
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
The course comprises 3 main elements:
- General toxicology (including toxicological mechanisms)
- Evaluation of drug toxicology (organ toxicology, gentoxicity, reproduction toxicity, carcinogenicity, preclinical studies)
- Clinical toxicology of drugs and essential chemicals (toxic dose, diagnosis and treatment with focus on antidotes.
The student shall obtain an understanding of toxicological terms, cellular and biochemical mechanisms involved in toxicity of drugs.
Know the principal of toxicological testing and assessment of new drugs and toxicovigilance
Know the most acute toxic drugs and chemicals, the poisoning symptoms, treatments with focus on antidote therapy.
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.
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 academic background.
10 credits overlap with FRM9720 – Pharmaceutical Toxicology
Lectures, seminars and a group assignment.
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.
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.
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.
The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.