Methods in Pharmaceutical Research
- ECTS credits3
- Teaching semesterSpring
- Course codeFARM301A
- Number of semesters1
Objectives and Content
The course consists of two parts:
Spectroscopy, 2 sp
Biochemical methodology, 1 sp
This part entails spectroscopic techniques used in the analysis of organic compounds. Infrared (IR) and ultraviolet (UV) spectroscopy will be discussed, while the main focus will be on nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and mass spectrometry (MS). Students will learn how to identify unknown compounds by using information from IR, UV, MS and NMR spectra.
Relevant pharmaceutical examples will be discussed.
The course includes the theory and practical aspects of some basic techniques in molecular biology and biochemistry. The main focus is on purification of plasmids, PCR, restriction enzyme digestion, transformation of bacteria, recombinant protein expression, purification of His-tagged proteins, SDS-PAGE and a modification of Western blotting.
Explain/discuss the different spectroscopic techniques (IR, UV/vis, NMR and MS) and interpret spectroscopic data from IR, UV/vis, NMR and MS either by themselves of combinations of these in order to determine the structures of organic compounds.
Master the basic knowledge behind the practical methods that are used in this course, be able to perform basic cloning techniques, PCR and to express recombinant protein in bacteria and to perform the SDS gel electrophoresis and Western / spot blot techniques. The student should be able to master basic molecular biological techniques in general and be able to carry out similar experiments
Recommended Previous Knowledge
Biochemical methodology: FARM150
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
It is mandatory to be present and participate in the biochemical methodology part of the course. The biochemical methodology part must be passed in order to sit for the exam in Spectroscopy. Compulsory activity is valid for five semesters.
Forms of Assessment
Spectroscopy: Written exam (2.5 hours). The total time inlcude uploading of files.
Permitted examination support materials, The textbook (Williams and Fleming: Spectroscopic methods in organic chemistry 6th Edition.). It is not allowed to have notes in the textbook, which can be used on the exam. Underlining of text, figures and tables in the textbook are allowed.
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 (corona virus) the exam will be held as a 2.5 hours digital home exam, in the spring semester 2021.
Grading scale A-F is used.
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 (corona virus) the scale of pass/fail will be utilized in the spring semester 2021.
Department of Clinical Science
Information regarding course responsible can be located on Mitt UiB:
Department of Clinical Science: email@example.com
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.
Type of assessment: Written examination (New exam)
- 27.08.2021, 09:00
- 2.5 hours
- Withdrawal deadline
- Examination system
- Digital exam