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Objectives and Content

Pharmacology is the study of interactions between medicinal drugs and the living organism. The following topics are taught in odontological pharmacology:

  • general pharmacology
  • local anaesthetics
  • analgesics
  • antimicrobial drugs
  • psychotropic drugs
  • anaesthetics/anxiolytics/sedatives
  • drugs for cardiovascular diseases
  • drugs affecting the blood
  • hormone medications
  • oral side effects of drugs
  • interactions
  • prescription studies
  • use of Felleskatalogen (¿The Norwegian Pharmaceutical Product Compendium of Medicinal Products marketed in Norway¿)

Learning Outcomes

The candidate should be able to explain basic concepts and definitions in general pharmacology. The candidate is also expected to be able to explain the pharmacological properties of medicinal drugs used in dentistry. The candidate should be able to explain the side effects of the drugs and drug interactions which could influence oral health.

The candidate should be able to explain the rules concerning dentists¿ right to requisition drugs set out in the Regulations relating to the Requisitioning and Dispensing of Drugs from Pharmacies.

Teaching Methods and Extent of Organized Teaching

The teaching includes a subject-specific series of lectures on pharmacology, and lectures integrated into other teaching. Teaching is also provided in the KOS block.

Forms of Assessment

A three-hour written exam will be held at the end of the sixth semester.

Grading Scale


Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 (corona virus) the scale of pass/fail will be utilized in the written exam in the spring semester of 2021.


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.

  • Type of assessment: Written examination (New exam)

    13.10.2021, 09:00
    3 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    Examination system
    Digital exam