Undergraduate course

Pharmacology II

  • ECTS credits20
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeFARM293
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageNorwegian
  • Resources

Teaching semester


Place of Instruction


Objectives and Content

This course will together with FARM290 give an overview of pharmacology

  • The course will introduce a large number of drugs and their mechanism of action, use, effects, side-effects and interactions.
  • The course will make the students able to explain and advice on pharmacological therapy.
  • The course will train the students in the ability to critically evaluate drug information and literature connected to pharmacology.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the students are:

  • Able to describe the different classes of drugs, including their characteristics, and use.
  • Able to explain the principles behind the therapy of the most common diseases.
  • Able to describe the use and mechanism of action for drugs acting on major organ systems in the body.

Recommended Previous Knowledge


Access to the Course

Students must have admission to Integrated Master programme in Pharmacy

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

  • Mandatory attandance on 2 of 3 casus presentations
  • Approved casus rapport. This is a requirement for taking the final exam

Forms of Assessment

Written exam, 4 hours

Grading Scale

Grading scale A-F

Course Evaluation

The students evaluate the teaching according to the Quality Assurance System at the University of Bergen


Contact Information

Administrative questions: studie@kliniskmedisin.uib.no

Course responsible: Lars Herfindal: Lars.Herfindal@uib.no

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. The exam location will be published 14 days prior to the exam. Candidates must check their room allocation on Studentweb 3 days prior to the exam.

  • Type of assessment: Written examination

    20.05.2020, 09:00
    4 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    Examination system
    Digital exam