Quantitative Pharmacology

Vakbeschrijving Quantitative Pharmacology
Collegejaar: 2018-2019
Studiegidsnummer: 4323QPHAR
  • Dr. C. van Hasselt
Voertaal: Engels
Blackboard: Ja
EC: 4
Niveau: 500
Periode: Semester 2, Blok III
Onderwijstijd in uren
(excl. zelfstudie):
50:00 uur
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This lecture series comprises the theoretical basis and application of quantitative pharmacology and pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic (PK-PD) modeling with the purpose of characterizing and predicting the onset, intensity, and duration of drug effects in patients.


Dr. J.G.C. van Hasselt (coen.vanhasselt@lacdr.leidenuniv.nl)

Admission requirements

Students of Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences. Adequate knowledge of Pharmacology and Statistics.

Mode of Instruction

The course will mainly consist of lectures and group discussions. Active participation in the discussions and self-study skills are required for this course.

Reading list

Will be announced during the course.

Course objectives

• Understand key concepts inpharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics processes and their description using pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic (PK-PD) models.
• Understand the basic mathematical principles used in PK-PD models.
• Understand the basic concepts in quantitative systems pharmacology.

Assessment method

Written Exam (75%), and assignments (25%).


The course is taught in March 2019.


Application via uSis. Registration closes 1 month before the start of the course.


A minimum of 5 participants is required.