FRM2020R – Production, Quality Control and Distribution of Medicinal products
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
The course addresses the quality control and distribution of medicines. Quality assurance is central and the current laws, regulations and guidelines dealing with this are included in the course.
The course is made up of the following subject areas: analysis of medicines, pharmaceutical microbiology and community pharmacy.
The course will give students a thorough understanding of the chemical and microbiological quality control of finished medicinal products and the associated quality assurance principles. Students will also gain knowledge about the various participants in the business of medicines, insight into the logistics of medicines, and an understanding of the meaning of quality assurance and quality control in the distribution chain. Students will attain knowledge of the laws and regulations that are important in connection with the distribution and quality control of medicines. The laboratory course covers the chemical and microbiological quality control of finished products. The project assignment will give students a deeper understanding of issues relating to the distribution of medicinal products.
The course is only available to students with a 3-year norwegian bachelor degree in pharmacy and inrolled at the School of pharmacy at the University of Oslo
Formal prerequisite knowledge
Alternative studyplan for "reseptarer" to the 5-year masterprogramme in pharmacy.
In order to participate in this course, all manditory activities from FRM1010 and FRM2010 must be approved.
To sit for the exam: FRM1010 and FRM2010 must be passed.
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
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:
6 credits overlap with FRM2020 – Production, Quality Control and Distribution of Medicinal products
The course includes lectures, group work, seminars, laboratory work, and project work. The laboratory work is compulsory as are the project work and the presentation of the project.
The laboratory and project work, and the presentation of the project, need 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 three 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.
Language of examination
You may submit your response in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English. If you would prefer to have the exam text in English, you may apply to the course administrators.
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.
This is a subject from the alternative studyplan for reseptarer.
The reseptar-students follow the regular lectures and all regular activities as for FRM2020, but will have an alternativ exam marked R. All reseptar-students must follow the lectures concerning Qualitycontroll and distribution.
They are exempted from Production of drugs.