FAR8043 - NFIF - Nanomedicine og nanotechnology

Course content

The aim of the course is to provide deeper insight on the fast emerging field of nanomedicine and its potential in improvement of drug therapy. Moreover, the course provides the unique opportunity to deal with nanomedicine from several aspects (from physics to ethics) as the experts involved in the course cover multidisciplinary insight on nanomedicine. Nanotechnology and nanomedicine have emerged as distinct disciplines with integrated, multidisciplinary and specialized scientific topics. This course focuses on recent developments in the field of nanomedicine from physical basics, biological aspects, medical applications and concerns related to manufacturing, reliability and safety of nano-scale medicines.

The course structure is as follows: 1) Nanotechnology: concept, current status. 2) Nanomedicine: concept, current status. 3) Nanotechnology in medicinal imaging. 4) Nanoscale technology: technological platforms used in manufacturing of nano-sized systems. 5) Polymers and materials used in micro- and nano-fabrication: nanocoatings and nanostructured surfaces for medical application. 6) Nanosized drug delivery systems. 7) Intelligent therapeutics: concept of ”smart drugs”. 8) Limitations and perspectives. 9) Nanotechnology and human future: policy, ethics and safety issues.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Objective of the course

Upon the completion of the course, the student will be able to

  • understand and evaluate various delivery systems used in the field of nanomedicine.
  • critically evaluate the advantages and disadvatages of various nanodelivery systems.
  • understand basic nanotechnological principles and characterization methods used in nanotechnology and nanomedicine.
  • follow the newest findings in the area of nanomedicine and implement the perspectives in own research.


The course is open to PhD candidates enrolled in the National PhD School in Pharmacy.


This subject is thought as a one-week extensive lecture/seminar/discussion at UiT. The rest of the subject is self-study with supervision from the course leader.

Key lecturers

Natasa Skalko-Baset, Ingunn Tho and Hanne Hjort Tønnesen.


The candidates will be assessed though an essay on a given subject which needs to be submit on the predetermined date. Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale.

Course overlap

FAR-3043 Advanced Drug Delivery Systems in Nanomedicine 10 stp.


The course is organised by the Faculty of Health Science at the University of Tromsø in cooperation with the National PhD School in Pharmacy. Follow this link to see the UiT course description.


Natasa Skalko-Baset og Monica Karlsen




Published Mar. 16, 2016 3:28 PM - Last modified June 2, 2016 1:04 PM