FRM1000 – Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Part I
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
FRM1000 gives an introduction to key concepts in general, physical and organic chemistry. These topics are highlighted by medicinal and pharmaceutical problems.
After finishing this course you should have the following competence:
- be able to explain structure and bonding in atoms, molecules, gasses, liquids and solids.
- master stochiometry and calculations of pH in acid-base equilibriums.
- know the concepts of enthalpy, entropy and free energy, and understand the connection between thermodynamics, electrochemistry and chemical equilibrium.
- know the core functional groups in organic chemistry and their acid-base properties, and how their acid-base properties may be influcenced by the molecular structure.
- be able to evaluate the solubility of simple organic compounds, and know the most common administration routes and dosage forms for drugs.
The course is only available to students enrolled at the School of Pharmacy at the University of Oslo.
Formal prerequisite knowledge
Current School of Pharmacy enrollment requirements.
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:
- HMS0501 - Safety and Physical Environment
- HMS0502 - Positive Learning Environment
- HMS0507 - Fire Safety
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:
9 credits overlap with FARM1100 – Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Lectures, seminar groups and laboratory work.
Reports and documentation from the laboratory work are 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.
A four hour written 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.
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.