The Faculty of Pharmacy's freestanding courses

Welcome to this overview of the Faculty of Pharmacy's freestanding courses. Here you will find everything from new exciting opportunities to current societal challenges and several recurring favorites. Feel free to contact us with questions or suggestions for future courses.

Clinical Trial Methodology (7.5 credits)

Clinical trial methodology is a freestanding course in a vital area with high demand for pharmaceutical competence. Through workshops and lectures, you will get up-to-date insights in planning, designing and executing studies of the safety and efficacy of potential drugs. You will meet leading researchers, experts at contract research companies and representatives of Swedish authorities.

The course is aimed at students and professionals with an interrest in clinical trials. We give the course on site in Uppsala with a selection of digital moments.

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Clinical Trial Methodology (7.5 credits)

Drugs in the Environment (7,5 credits)

Drugs in the environment is a new course in a topical challenge that requires great efforts from us all. By reaching fish and aquatic animals, drugs can affect entire ecosystems. Antibiotics that end up in nature have consequences for both our environment and health. With workshops and study visits, we shed light on environmental drug challenges, from production to use, distribution, water purification and disposal.

The course provides knowledge in the subject and opportunities to build networks in the pharmaceutical industry, authorities and Sweden's Regions. Eligibility requirements: 150 credits in relevant subjects.

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Introduction to Nanomedicine (7.5 credits)

Welcome to a course focusing on how nanotechnology can be applied in healthcare. A rapidly growing research field that enables new possibilities for diagnosis and treatment, among other things through efficient administration based on each patient's unique genetic profile.

The course provides knowledge of basic principles for active and passive targeting and uptake of nanoparticles in the body's cells and tissues. You will also learn about the toxic, pharmacokinetic and regulatory aspects of nanomaterials in biomedical applications. Eligibility requirements: 150 credits, at least 15 credits in physical chemistry and galenic pharmacy.

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Biologicals (7.5 credits)

Biologicals are on the rise and are expected to account for more than a third of all new drugs in the coming years. Biologicals all contain substances that originate from a biological source and have edible biological activity. In this course, we focus on how antibodies (proteins) can be used as drugs.

The course provides knowledge on how to design of antibodies with the goal of improving the treatment of a particular disease. We also shed light on how protein drugs are used today and the work on improving their functionality for future therapy areas. Eligibility requirements: 150 credits in relevant subjects and at least 5 credits in immunology.

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Pharmaceutical Protein Drug Development (7.5 credits)

In this course you will study the development of protein drugs and experiments that will predict the effect of potential drugs. We also focus on designing diagnostic tools that can identify specific patient groups. The course further covers tumors and autoimmune diseases as targets for biological drugs as well as the area's health economic aspects.

The course provides knowledge about the development of protein-based biological drugs and the process that follows when a design proposal is presented. Eligibility requirements: 150 credits, of which 90 credits in relevant subjects and at least 7.5 credits in biologics.

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Patient-Centred Drug Delivery (7.5 credits)

In this course, you study how personalised and targeted drug treatments are made possible by the physiological, biochemical and cell biological changes that can occur during illness. You will also learn about physiologically initiated release principles for useful drugs, as well as how the uptake of drugs in cells can be stimulated

The course provides understanding of different types of controlled, targeted and selective drug delivery. We will also cover novel formulation technologies, 3D printing of dosage forms and continuous manufacturing. Eligibility requirements: 150 credits, 15 credits in pharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics.

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Drug Utilisation Research (7.5 credits)

Getting patients to take their drugs correctly is one of healthcare's biggest and oldest challenges. In this course, you participate in study visits and teaching with a focus on what affects drug use and patients' medication adherence. We also discuss methods for describing, analysing, understanding and improving the use of drugs in society.

The course provides knowledge of research methods for studies of how drugs are prescribed, picked up at pharmacies and used in society. Eligibility requirements: 150 credits, at least 7.5 credits in Pharmacoepidemiology.

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Computational Pharmaceutics (7.5 credits)

In this course you will study simulation and modeling techniques and how they are used in drug development. We also focus on how in silico-methods are used for efficient design and understanding of pharmaceutical formulations, in particular biological drugs.

The course provides insight into physics-based simulation and modeling methodology, on pharmaceutical and biological challenges. You will also learn about differences and similarities between simulation and modeling techniques. Eligibility requirements: 150 credits in relevant subjects, of which at least 6.5 credits in physical chemistry.

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Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation (7.5 credits)

Women may, for various reasons, need to use drugs during pregnancy and breastfeeding. This is a special situation for both the woman, prescriber and healthcare professional as risks must be weighed against the need: What can happen to the mother and child if an illness is not treated, and what risks does the child run if the drug is used?

The course provides knowledge about the benefits and risk assessment of drugs during pregnancy and lactation, as well as tests of new substances and monitoring of approved drugs. Eligibility requirements: 150 credits in relevant subjects.

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Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation 2021/2022 (7.5 credits)

Preclinical Safety Assessment and Pharmacovigilance (7.5 credits)

Welcome to an introductory course on the principles of preclinical toxicity testing and pharmacovigilance. Here you focus on the principles of Mechanisms of toxicity and adverse drug reactions, Phase 1 clinical trials and Drug recalls. We also discuss safety of drug candidates and pharmaceutical drugs based on toxicity testing, clinical trials and general use.

The course provides insight into assessment of drug candidates, risk and benefit profiling and safe use of drugs. The course is suitable for you who want to work with preclinical toxicity testing or adverse drug reaction reporting and pharmacovigilance. Eligibility requirements: 180 credits in relevant subjects.

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Advanced Drug Delivery (7.5 credits)

In this course, you study how barrier properties, transport proteins and enzymes relate to the administration of drugs via different routes. You will learn about intracellular drug delivery, subcellular drug distribution and how to choose the appropriate system so that drugs can cross these barriers.

The course provides understanding of the molecular properties of drugs and how they affect the choice of drug delivery system and administration route. You learn how pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic models can predict the bioavailability and effect of drugs for different administration routes. Eligibility requirements: 150 credits, of which 15 credits in pharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics.

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Last modified: 2023-01-20