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DRUG0010 Methods in experimental pharmacology 4 ECTS
Organised by
Drug Discovery and Development
Person in charge
Sanna Soini

Learning outcomes

By the end of the study module students will be able to:
a) describe appropriate experimental pharmacological techniques applied in the research and drug development
b) select, plan, apply and evaluate a relevant experimental system to test experimental hypotheses (e.g. in vitro or in vivo; animal species.
c) analyse data and interpret results of experiments in a proper format of written lab report
d) interpret and discuss the results


This study module covers the following topics:
a) physiological regulators of vascular tone, arterial blood pressure and smooth muscle cells
b) smooth muscle tissue preparations (e.g. isolated ileum and aorta)
c) cardiovascular diseases
d) studying inotropic and chronotropic effects of drugs in vitro using isolated atrial preparations
e) planning and implementation of behavioral studies with experimental animals (e.g. animal welfare, controls, handling the animals, administration of drugs, identification of the drug effects)

Teaching methods

Lectures, participation to lab work and writing lab reports with summary statistics and graphs, writing an application for a project licence for an animal experiment.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Self-assessment of prior knowledge and skills, Lectures (18 h), demonstrations and lab work (26 h), Moodle exercises and computer simulations (30 h) and lab report and essays (34 h).

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Approved laboratory reports.

Recommended year of study

1. year autumn
1. year spring

This study module spans to 1st spring semester.

Study materials

Materials and handouts from the lectures and demonstrations. Recommended reading Rang & Dale’s Pharmacology and Goodman and Gilman’s The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics.

Belongs to following study modules

Institute of Biomedicine
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Institute of Biomedicine
DP in Biomedicine
Finnish Study Modules
MDP in Drug Discovery and Development
MDP in Biomedical Imaging
Biomedical Imaging