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About Study Course

Credit points / ECTS:5 / 7.5
Course supervisor: Ināra Nokalna
Study type:Part time, Full time
Course level:Bachelor
Target audience:Pharmacy
Branch of science:Medicine; Medical Biochemistry


1. To promote the acquisition of knowledge about the human body's chemical structure,
2. Learn the metabolism, the opportunities of regulation and changes in different situations,
3. Learn the possible routes of drugs, their inactivation processes.


General and organic chemistry, biology in high school and FF III course program level.

Learning outcomes


Upon successful completion of the course the student will be able to:
1. Substantiate according biochemical processes in the normal course and anticipate possible changes to various deviations.
2. Analyse and substantiate medication effects on metabolic process, as well as predict the consequences on the body.
3. Analyse biochemically collected data during drug therapy, to adequately process them and to make consequential and reasoned conclusions.


Upon completion of the study course the students will be able to:
1. Tell about the human body's molecules structure and importance.
2. Describe the enzyme activity.
3. Define the main principles of bioenergetics and metabolism, their regulation capabilities.
4. Analyse and evaluate carbohydrates, lipids and amino acid metabolic processes and its hormonal regulation.
5. Justify medication effects on metabolism in human body.


Will be able to predict and analyse the medication effects on metabolic processes, and to make consequential and reasoned conclusions by using data collected from drug therapy.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2020, Autumn semester
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Pharmacy5Master’sRequiredInāra Nokalna
Planning period:Year 2021, Spring semester
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