FARM3003 - Pharmaceutical Innovation


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

The course deals with aspects within development of drugs, and gives a chronological overview of the different stages of the research - and development process in creating drugs. The course contains:

  • Basic research /identification of new drug targets
  • Preclinical and clinical tests of new drugs

Learning outcome

After completion of the course, the student should be familiar with:

  • Relevant methods and strategies for identification of novel drug targets
  • Novel concepts within drug discovery and development, including nanopharmaceuticals
  • Requirements to documentation and quality in different stages of the development process

After completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Contribute to generation of preclinical documentation
  • Contribute to design of clinical trials

After completion of the course, the student should:

  • Understand how preclinical and clinical development programs must be adapted to the intended use of the drug candidate, including both indication and physical-chemical properties.
  • Understand the quality, safety and efficacy requirements for regulatory approval of novel drugs.

Learning methods and activities

The subject is taught weekly throughout the fall semester

Lectures, group work, seminars, presentations.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercise

Further on evaluation

If a student wishes to retake the exam after failing, a new digital exam must be performed. There is no need to retake the mandatory written assessment (OBL2). Digital examination and assessment.

Course materials

Will be announced at the beginning of the course

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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Biochemistry
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Pharmacy
  • Chemistry
  • Medicine
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 D 2023-12-06 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL510 Sluppenvegen 14 29
SL520 Sluppenvegen 14 3
Spring UTS School exam 100/100 D 2024-06-05 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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