Study programme 2020-2021Français
General Pharmacology
Programme component of Master's in Biochemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology à la Faculty of Science

Students are asked to consult the ECTS course descriptions for each learning activity (AA) to know what special Covid-19 assessment methods are possibly planned for the end of Q3

CodeTypeHead of UE Department’s
contact details
US-M1-SCBBMC-013-MOptional UEDUEZ PierreM136 - Chimie thérapeutique et Pharmacognosie
  • DUEZ Pierre

of instruction
of assessment
HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) CreditsWeighting Term
  • Français
Français20000033.001st term

AA CodeTeaching Activity (AA) HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) Term Weighting
M-CTPH-303General Pharmacology200000Q1100.00%
Programme component

Objectives of Programme's Learning Outcomes

  • In the field of biological sciences and particularly in the field of the biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, possess highly specialised and integrated knowledge and a wide range of skills adding to those covered in the Bachelor's programme in biological sciences.
  • Manage and lead research, development and innovation projects.
    • Understand unprecedented problems in biological sciences, and more specifically in biochemistry and molecular and cell biology and its applications.
    • Organise and lead a research, development or innovation project to completion.
  • Master communication techniques.
    • Communicate, both orally and in writing, their findings, original proposals, knowledge and underlying principles, in a clear, structured and justified manner.
  • Develop and integrate a high degree of autonomy.
    • Aquire new knowledge independently.
  • Apply scientific methodology.
    • Demonstrate thoroughness, independence, creativity, intellectual honesty, and ethical values.

Learning Outcomes of UE

At the end of the course, students will know the basic principles that link the dose and the effect of a drug. In particular, they will master the principles of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and the therapeutic use of drugs. In addition, they will be able to understand and put into practice pharmacokinetic equations and quantitative analysis of drug-receptor interactions.

Content of UE

Pharmacokinetics: Absorption; Distribution; Metabolism; Excretion; non-, one- or multi-compartmental kinetics
Pharmacodynamics: drug classification; stereospecificity; dose - response relationship; agonism - antagonism; selectivity; receptor; receptor sparing and reserve
Other: response variability; drug interaction; placebo; tolerance, dependence; drug development

Prior Experience

Biochemistry of the cell, membrane structure and transmembrane passage, physiology (including liver and kidney), handling of mathematical equations,

Type of Assessment for UE in Q1

  • Written examination

Q1 UE Assessment Comments


Type of Assessment for UE in Q3

  • Written examination

Q3 UE Assessment Comments


Type of Resit Assessment for UE in Q1 (BAB1)

  • N/A

Q1 UE Resit Assessment Comments (BAB1)

Not applicable

Type of Teaching Activity/Activities

AAType of Teaching Activity/Activities
  • Cours magistraux
  • Conférences

Mode of delivery

AAMode of delivery
  • Face to face
  • From a distance
  • Mixed

Required Reading


Required Learning Resources/Tools

AARequired Learning Resources/Tools
M-CTPH-303site web with (detailed) scientific labeling of all drugs marketed in Belgium:

Recommended Reading


Recommended Learning Resources/Tools

AARecommended Learning Resources/Tools
M-CTPH-303Goodman & Gilman's the pharmacological basis of therapeutics
12th Edition, International Edition
Ed. Mc Graw-Hill
ISBN 978-0-07-162442-8§ionid=41266200
Pharmacologie: des concepts fondamentaux aux applications thérapeutiques, 3ème Edition
Ed. Frison-Roche
ISBN 2-87671-276-8
Rang & Dale's Pharmacology, 9th Edition
ISBN 9780702053627
Medical pharmacology at a glance
7th Edition
ISBN 978-0-470-65789-8
Pharmacologie Médicale (version française du précédent)
5ème Edition
de Boeck
ISBN 9782804181772

Other Recommended Reading

AAOther Recommended Reading
M-CTPH-303Not applicable

Grade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next

AAGrade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next
(*) HT : Hours of theory - HTPE : Hours of in-class exercices - HTPS : hours of practical work - HD : HMiscellaneous time - HR : Hours of remedial classes. - Per. (Period), Y=Year, Q1=1st term et Q2=2nd term
Date de génération : 09/07/2021
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