Education at FyFa

FyFa is responsible for a large number of freestanding courses and study programme courses in physiology, pharmacology, anesthesiology and intensive care. There are around 90 doctoral students registered at our department.

Master degree education

Since 2022 the department is also responsible for the Master Programme in Translational Physiology and Pharmacology, a 2-year global program that focuses on the thematic and practical integration of the two disciplines physiology and pharmacology towards a translational approach combining molecular mechanisms of bodily functions and disease with a whole-body-oriented understanding. The curriculum offers broad knowledge in translational aspects of physiology and pharmacology as well as practical skills in state-of-the-art methodology and know-how.

Throughout the two-year programme, integration of knowledge and skills is emphasized to foster a mindset of translating molecular and mechanistic understanding from basic research to novel therapy. While the first part of the programme focuses mostly on theoretical knowledge, the second part emphasizes the practical applicability of the learned skills in preclinical laboratories, as well as clinical or industrial settings. You find more information about the program here

Undergraduate education 

The majority of the educational activities at FyFa are conducted within Karolinska Institutet's study programmes in:

  • Medicine
  • Physiotherapy
  • Dentistry
  • Optometry
  • Speech and language pathology
  • Biomedicine

The department is also responsible for a number of freestanding courses in physiology and pharmacology:

  • Pharmacology
  • Natural remedies
  • Physiology - an introduction
  • Human physiology
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