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Drug discovery and development

Master's level | 15 credits | Course code: BIO524
Autumn 2020
100% Day
Period: 3 November 2020 - 17 January 2021
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

This course shall focus on a building an overall understanding of the discovery and development of novel pharmaceuticals (drug discovery/development), covering a wide spectrum of target selection, lead discovery/optimization, non clinical in vitro/in vivo safety and efficacy studies, clinical trials, and market authorization. Examples are also given of existing drugs, how they have been developed, and their mechanisms of action. The course is mostly theoretical, but in certain parts, practical demonstrations are also included.

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: For admission to the course, approved courses of 120 credits in the field of natural science are required, of which at least 15 credits must be within the main subject molecular biology and 15 credits in the main subject chemistry or equivalent. In addition, Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 29 750 SEK
First payment: 29 750 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on: http://www.universityadmissions.se

Study Guidance

Per Martin Björemark
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031 - 786 9013
Kemigården 4


Department of Chemistry & Molecular Biology
Box 462
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Medicinaregatan 9 C

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