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Undergraduate course

Physical chemistry for pharmacy

ECTS Credits


Level of Study


Teaching semester

Autumn. Limited capacity.

Place of Instruction


Objectives and Content

The course contains a thorough description of the thermodynamics laws, as well as selected topics in pharmaceutical technology, macromolecules and colloidal chemistry. The course builds further on the thermodynamic and kinetic concepts introduced in FARM110. The course deals with chemical equilibrium, phase equilibriums, phase diagrams (transitions between gas, liquid and solid), properties of liquid mixtures and solutions of substances in liquids. Key concepts and phenomena will be studied in the laboratory section.

Learning Outcomes

After completing the course the student should be able to:

- Apply basic thermodynamic principles to the study of chemical / physical processes and equilibria as:

- Energy / work / heat relations

- Phase equilibria and phase transitions

- Colligative properties

- Understand the basic concepts in pharmaceutical technology (i.e. formulations), macromolecules and colloidal chemistry

Required Previous Knowledge

FARM110 / KJEM110.

Recommended Previous Knowledge


Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap

K104: 10stp, K104A: 10stp, KJEM210: 10stp, FARM210: 10stp.

Access to the Course

The course will be open to students at Master Programme in Pharmacy.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Mandatory attendance at the first two lectures.

Laboratory course w/reports and laboratory preparation. The student must participate and pass a course on Health, Environment and Safety before taking FARM211. Compulsory work must be submitted within the given deadlines for the course. The compulsory activities are not a part of the final grade but all compulsory work must be approved before getting admittance to the final written exam. Compulsory work is valid for nine following semesters.

Forms of Assessment

Written exam (4h). 100 % final grade.

Examination Support Material

Non-programmable calculator (definite models decided by the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences).

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale and grade F is a fail.

Subject Overlap

K104: 10stp, K104A: 10stp, KJEM210: 10stp, FARM210: 10stp.

Assessment Semester

Ordinary exam each semester.

Course Evaluation

The students should evaluate the teaching according to UiB and the department's system of quality assurance.


Programme Committee

Department of Chemistry.

Course Coordinator

Department of Chemistry.

Course Administrator

Department of Chemistry.


Department of Chemistry.


Contact Information

Lecturer and administrative contact person you will find on Mitt UiB. Alternatively contact the study consultant at the department.

Exam information

  • For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam. Autumn 2020 written exams will be arranged either at home or on campus. Please see course information on MittUiB.

  • Type of assessment: Written exam

    08.12.2020, 09:00
    4 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    Examination system
    Digital exam