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gsw230 - Molecular Pharmacology (Complete module description)
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Module label Molecular Pharmacology
Modulkürzel gsw230
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Institute directory Department of Human Medicine
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Master's Programme Molecular Biomedicine (Master) > Background Modules
Zuständige Personen
Rauch, Bernhard (Module responsibility)
Rauch, Bernhard (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Meyer, Ulrike (Module counselling)
Enrolment in Master´s programme Molecular Biomedicine
Skills to be acquired in this module
Goals of the module:
upon completion of this module, students
- know about the subject of pharmacology in general, its areas of expertise such as pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics and their functions.
- understand on which pathophysiological mechanisms diseases are based and on which molecular targets pharmaceuticals act in order to alleviate diseases.
- know the basic actions and side effects of important drug groups.
- understand basic parameters of clinical studies and the importance of clinical studies for therapeutic approaches.

Skills to be acquired/ competencies:
++ deepened biological expertise
++ deepened clinical expertise
  + deepened knowledge of biological working methods
  + deepened knowledge of clinical diagnostics
  + data analysis skills
  + interdisciplinary thinking
  + critical and analytical thinking
  + independent searching and knowledge of scientific literature
  + data presentation and discussion (written and spoken)
  + teamwork
  + ethics and professional behavior
Module contents
• Fundamentals of general pharmacology, its specialist areas such as pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics
• Explanation of the pathophysiological mechanisms of diseases and the corresponding molecular drugs targets
• Mechanisms of action and side effects of the major drug groups • Knowledge of basic parameters of clinical studies and understanding of the importance of clinical studies for therapeutic approaches
Basic & Clinical Pharmacology (Basic and Clinical Pharmacology), McGraw-Hill Education (2020)
For German speaking students: Kurzlehrbuch Pharmakologie und Toxikologie, Herdegen, Thieme (2019)
Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 2 Semester
Module frequency winter term
Module capacity 6 (
Places are based on attended courses and given grades. Knowledge of physiology and biochemistry is required.
Modullevel / module level MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Modulart / typ of module Wahlpflicht / Elective
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method Lectures and Seminars (winter term), Exercises (summer term)
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge Basic knowledge in physiology and molecular biochemistry
Form of instruction Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Vorlesung und Seminar 2 WiSe 28
Exercises -- 0
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 28 h
Examination Prüfungszeiten Type of examination
Final exam of module
written or oral exam: at the end of winter semester,
protocol: at the end of the practical course
written or oral examination (graded),
protocol (ungraded)