Courses and events

The date and time when registration for a particular course opens in WebOodi is given in the course announcement. Once the call is opened a deadline for registrations is given. Usually the call for applications opens approximately one month and closes approximately two weeks before the course starts. These are only guidelines – always check the deadlines for the course you are interested in! Please follow your email and the doctoral programme homepages to stay up-to-date on courses.

See Instructions for students website for more information about

  • Registering courses and activities completed elsewhere (conferences etc) and
  • Registering study modules.

DPDR degree structure in WebOodi, more information on DPDR homepage.


Book exam ‘Glia: drug targets and potential in regeneration

on 20.8.2019 at 10.15-12.15.
Exam will be organized following University regulations, most likely in Moodle. All registered students will receive instructions well before the examination date.

The book is
(Subject Collection from Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology) 1st Edition by Ben A. Barres (Editor), Beth Stevens (Editor), Marc R. Freeman (Editor) LINK
Amazon has run out of the book, but you can download the articles from here:

The exam is organized under the code DPDR-105 (Book Examination 1), 5 ECTS. The registration is now open and ends on 30.6.2020. Link to registration on Courses-page. Organizer: Mikko Airavaara


Courses organized by Industrial Pharmacy  (Prov-9XX) are available digitally (video lectures included), even the exams in Examinarium this spring-summer. Open to PhD students!

PROV-207 Eläinlääkkeiden kehityksen ja käytön erityispiirteet

PROV-901 GMP course in industrial pharmacy, 5 ects

PROV-902a Pharmaceutical development (part I), 5 ects

PROV-902b Pharmaceutical development (part II), 5 ects

PROV-905 Pharmaceutical industry and wholesale operations 3 ects

PROV-906 Business economy of pharmaceutical industry, 3 ects

PROV-907 Pharmaceutical marketing, 5 ects

PROV-908 Marketing authorization of drug products, 3 ects 

DPDR courses

DPDR-302 3rd course on Reporter Systems in Drug Research – Focus on imaging

The course is postponed to Autumn 2020. More info later!
Lectures and moodle examination 3 ects
Course organizer: Mikko Airavaara
More information and registration:

Kliininen lääketutkimus 2020 (DPDR-140)

The course is postponed to 16.-17.11.2020
Ohjelma ja ilmoittautuminen


Chemical Sciences in Biological Challenges


The course has been postponed to 9.-11.6.2021- more information later
Venue: SPA Hotel Rauhalahti, Katiskaniementie 8, 70700 Kuopio, Finland
Web page:

DPDR-120 Stereotaxis in neuropharmacological research

Time: 24.-26.8.2020
Credits: 2-3 cr 
Organizer: Doc. Petteri Piepponen

PROV-709 Introduction to spectroscopy

PROV-709, 5 cr, Clare Strachan
September 2020
More info and registration coming in May

PROV-708 Solid state analysis of pharmaceutics

PROV-708, 5 cr, Clare Strachan
November 2020
More info and registration coming in May

Parkinsons and Huntingtons disease:  Pathology, Diagnosis and therapy-Symposium

Time: TBA
Organizer: Merja Voutilainen



All confirmed DPDR courses are here:

And most of them also in the Oodi-feed below

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DPDR Virtual Seminars Spring/Summer 2020

If you want to suggest a speaker, please contact

19.5. 2020
Mikko Airavaara group leader, Neuroscience Center
Endoplasmic reticulum homeostasis and its role in developing neurons, modulation of virus response, and future aspects in drug development (my view)

Oana Velcu-Laitinen
How to lead yourself with emotional intelligence through crisis - Keep calm and adapt

Janne Backman professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacology
Clinical Approaches to Decipher Complex Drug-Drug Interactions

Jukka Rantanen professor, University of Copenhagen
Additive manufacturing as an enabling tool for designing future pharmaceuticals


Doctoral School in Health Sciences offers courses in transferable skills (general competence studies). See list below.

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International courses

NOVA network
The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry are members of the NOVA (The Nordic Forestry, Veterinary and Agricultural University Network). Students of members faculties may participate on NOVA courses free of charge (travel and accommodation not included).

NorDoc – Nordic Doctoral Training in Health Sciences network provides doctoral training courses in health offered by the NorDoc partner organisations in Nordic countries.

CAReNet - Clinical Animal Research Network is a Nordic network of researchers and animal health care professionals with particular interest in research. The aim of the network is to strengthen and develop veterinary clinical research. CAReNet activities are open to all interested, regardless of organizational affiliation.

National courses

See national course list, for example, in FinBioNet page (→ FinBioNet course calendar).

CSC, IT-center for sciences

Sem­inars and other events in Viikki

Other courses at the University of Helsinki