FPDP Pharmacy - Curriculum: Examination

Preliminary written examination

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In the University of Helsinki, these instructions DO NOT concern doctoral candidates who have registered to the Faculty after 1.9.2014 or study according to new requirements for the degree decided 9.9.2014.

In the University of Eastern Finland the regulations for preliminary examination will be published later.
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The examination is arranged twice a year, in May and November.

Note! Preliminary examination has to be passed before applying for travel grants.

Dates of next examinations: Monday 18.5.2015 and preliminarily on Monday 23.11.2015, at 10.00-14.00 o’clock.

  • Place in Kuopio:
  • Place in Helsinki:

Registration at the latest 30.04.2015 and 6.11.2015:

  • In Kuopio, by e-mail to hilkka.wessman (at) uef.fi
  • In Helsinki in Weboodi (590110 Farmasian tutkijakoulu). Write the topic and examination material to “Additional data” text box.
  • Inform hilkka.wessman (at) uef.fi and ilkka.reenila @ helsinki.fi about the possible changes

Subjects, examinators and books (updated 2014):

Analytics/pharmacognosy – biopharmacy – biotechnology – pharmacology – pharmaceutical chemistry – pharmaceutical technology – drug design and synthesis – social pharmacy – industrial pharmacy

ANALYTICS / PHARMACOGNOSY 6 ECTS
Examined by: Seppo Auriola and Risto Kostiainen

Practical HPLC Method Development, 2nd Edition. Lloyd R. Snyder, Joseph J. Kirkland, Joseph L. Glajch ISBN: 978-0-471-00703-6. Wiley Hardcover 800 pages. March 1997

BIOPHARMACY 8 ECTS
Examined by: Arto Urtti and Veli-Pekka Ranta

H. van de Waterbeemd, B.Testa: Drug Bioavailability, 2. painos, Wiley-VCH 2009, chapters 3, 5, 7-9, 12-13, 15-17, 19 and 22, altogether about 235 pages.
Crommelin DJA, Sindelar RD, Meibohm B: Pharmaceutical Biotechnology. Fundamentals and applications. 3rd ed., Informa Healthcare, New York, 2008

BIOTECHNOLOGY 6 ECTS
Examined by: Paavo Honkakoski and Heikki Vuorela

Gary Walsh: Biopharmaceuticals: Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 2nd Edition, John Wiley & Sons.
ISBN: 0-470-84326-8 (Hardcover), ISBN: 0-470-84327-6 (Paperback), 570 s.

PHARMACOLOGY 8 ECTS
Examined by: Anne Lecklin and Raimo Tuominen

Note! Latest editions!!!
BG Katzung: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology, 11. edition, 2009, chapters 1 – 36

OR

Rang, Dale, Ritter, Flower, Henderson: Rang and Dale’s Pharmacology, 7th ed. 2012, chapters 1-48 excluding chapters 30-35.

PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY 6 ECTS
Examined by: Jarkko Rautio and Paula Kiuru

A.T. Florence & D. Attwood: Physicochemical Principles of Pharmacy, 4. edition, chapters 1-6 and 8-12.

PHARMACEUTICAL TECHNOLOGY 6 ECTS
Examined by: Jarkko Ketolainen and Jouko Yliruusi

A.T. Florence & D. Attwood: Physicochemical Principles of Pharmacy, 4. edition, 512 p.

DRUG DESIGN AND SYNTHESIS 8 ECTS
Examined by: Antti Poso and Jari Yli-Kauhaluoma

Graham L. Patrick: An Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry, 5th Edition, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2013, pages 1-789.

SOCIAL PHARMACY 6-8 ECTS
Examined by: Marja Airaksinen and Riitta Ahonen

Examination or essay written at home about predetermined subject. INDUSTRIAL PHARMACY 6-8 ECTS (only in Helsinki)
Examined by Anne Juppo

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Handbook – Production and Processes, Shayne Cox Gad (ed.). The whole book corresponds to 8 ECTS. For a smaller exam (6 ECTS): discuss with professor in Industrial Pharmacy.