For students attending the the Master's Programme in Translational Physiology and Pharmacology Programme outline and study plan

Programme outline and study plan.

Programme outline Syllabus 4FF22

The Global Master's Programme in Translational Physiology and Pharmacology gives students an integrated knowledge of human physiology, pathology, and pharmacology with emphasis on mechanism-based therapies and drug development in a truly translational approach. The obtained skill set at the crossing of academia, applied science and industry is key to understanding human diseases and their treatments rendering the students attractive and highly employable with the utmost potential to improve global health.

Link to Syllabus

Programme overview

The first semester provides a foundation in integrated physiology and pharmacology as well as a course in professional development, while the second semester focuses more on mechanisms and experimental approaches. The third semester includes elective courses and research projects in collaboration with an academic lab or a Life Science company. The program ends with the thesis project.

Courses

Semester 1:

Integrated Physiology and Pharmacology 25 credits – Read about the course here

Professional development and ethics 5 credits – Read more about the course here


Semester 2: 

Physiological and Pharmacological mechanisms and experimental approaches 15 credits- Read about the course here

Project work in translational physiology and pharmacology 7,5 credits- Read more about the course here

Bioinformatics from a physiological and pharmacological perspective 7,5 credits- Read more about the course here


Semester 3:

Semester 3 includes 15-credit, second-cycle elective courses. The purpose of the elective courses is to allow students to expand their knowledge in areas that facilitate employability, independence or leading research and development projects, such as within scientific communication, science management or entrepreneurship. Alternatively, students can immerse themselves in a research domain with a course relevant to the programme. Thus, the students will be able to attend courses provided by FyFa. Alternatively, courses at other departments at FyFa or outside KI can be suitable to complement the individual curriculum.

The courses is offered by FyFa and their respective course curricula will be finalized during 2022, but we plan for the following:

First block (7.5 credits)

  • The option to choose two courses á 2.5 weeks each offered by research groups within FyFa:
    • Either Endocrinology/Reproduction or Biotechnology AND
    • Either Advanced Receptor Pharmacology or GCP and clinical trials

Second block (7.5 credits)

  • Laboratory animal science in theory in practice, including research lab visits (7,5 credits)


Applied physiology and pharmacology - research project 1 7,5 Read more about the course here

Applied physiology and pharmacology - research project 2 7,5 Read more about the course here


Semester 4:

Degree project in translational physiology and pharmacology 30 credits Read more about the course here


Academic calendar

The academic year is divided into two semesters. The autumn semester begins in late August and ends in mid January; the spring semester begins in mid January and ends in June. The start- and end dates of each semester are:

Autumn semester 2022        2022-08-29-2023-01-15

Spring semester 2023           2023-01-16-2023-06-04

Autumn semester 2023        2023-08-28-2024-01-14

Spring semester 2024           2024-01-15-2024-06-02

Autumn semester 2024        2024-09-02-2025-01-19

Spring semester 2025           2025-01-20- 2025-06-08

Autumn semester 2025        2025-09-01 - 2026-01-18

Spring semester 2026           2026-01-19 - 2026-06-07

Sofia Pettersson

Educational administrator