FRM9210 – Organic Chemically Based Drug Design

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

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Course content

The course will provide an introduction to drug development and design.

Learning outcome

The design and development of new drugs will be taught as well as all the techniques that are used in the drug discovery process. The following topics will be discussed: Drug discovery, design and development, structural activity studies, combinatorial techniques, High Throughput Screening, receptor interactions, metabolism, prodrugs and DNA-interactive agents.

Admission

PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.

If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.

PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.

Prerequisites

Formal prerequisite knowledge

No obligatory prerequisites beyond the minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway.

Overlapping courses

10 credits overlap with FRM5210 – Organic Chemically Based Drug Design

Teaching

Lectures, seminars, and self-study.
In addition, each Ph.D.-student is expected to give an oral presentation based on one or more review articles. The review articles are focusing on relatively new topics within drug design.

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

Students are awarded either a passing or failing grade. The grade pass is equal to the grade B or better at the corresponding masterdegree-subject.

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

PhD

Teaching

Every autumn

Examination

Every autumn

Teaching language

Norwegian