Syllabus academic year 2007/2008

Higher education credits: 15. Grading scale: TH. Level: A (Second level). Language of instruction: The course might be given in English. TEK157 overlap following cours/es: EXTN45. Optional for: N4, N4nbm. Course coordinator: Leif Bjellin,, Inst f cell- och organismbiologi. Prerequisites: TEK285, TEK295, TEK015, TEK287, TEK017. The number of participants is limited to 2 Selection criteria: Credits remaining for the degree. Home page:

Laboratory animal science: This is a foundation element of the course and consists of theoretical and practical studies of the housing, qualities, handling of animals and experimental techniques, injecting and taking samples. Legislation and regulations governing the field are covered.

Techniques of experimental pharmacology: Practical examples are given of different operation techniques (ectomies, suturing, catheterisation, etc) and in vitro experiments with isolated organs. Training is given in using equipment for ECG, taking blood pressure etc.

General pharmacology: This includes receptor theory, structure-activity relations, pharmacokinetics, dose-response, uptake and metabolism of pharmaceuticals and clinical trials.

Special pharmacology: Depending on students' wishes and available teacher resources, different pharmacological subjects are dealt with, for example: hormonal drugs, cholinergic and adrenergic drugs, cytostatic agents, psychotropic drugs, asthma therapy, antiarrhythmics, pharmacognosy etc.

According to a reading list determined by the department. This list will be available at least five weeks before the start of the course.