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Master's level | 7.5 credits | Course code: KEA270
Spring 2021
100% Day
Period: 18 January 2021 - 18 February 2021
2 Opens 15 September GU-21653
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

The skin is the body´s largest organ, and is in constant contact with our surroundings. The skin is far from a simple barrier. Instead, it is an extremely complex organ with many vital functions.

The course aims to increase the understanding of the skin and the chemistry that happens in the skin when exposed to medicines, chemicals and light. There is a complex interplay of chemical reactivity, the skin´s barrier function and immunological activity. We addressed, including transdermal drug administration methods for the study of skin exposure, as well as mechanisms for contact allergy.

Instruction consists of lectures, seminars, and projects. Examination takes place in seminars, presentation of projects and final exam. Active participation in the course of all operations is crucial to be able to assimilate the course content.

Skincare and drugs administered through the skin are becoming more common. Want to learn more about this and get a deeper understanding of the detailed mechanisms? Select Dermatochemistry!





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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: 90 credits within Pharmacy/Medicine or 75 credicts in chemistry including KEM031, Organic chemistry (15 credits). Students with equal qualifications can be admitted.

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: 14 875 SEK
First payment: 14 875 SEK

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

Study Guidance

Per Martin Björemark, 031-786 9013,


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

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