36.708 Mechanisms of Drug Action

Mechanisms of Drug Action

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 37845
Status Active

This course reviews the general principles of drug action and the pharmacological activities of various classes of drugs. The major focus is on the molecular mechanisms of drug action, with a detailed discussion of one or more prototypes of each drug class. Selected examples of drug discovery and development are also discussed. At the completion of the course, students will have knowledge of the molecular basis of pharmacological activity, the mode of action of major classes of therapeutic agents and familiarity with rational approaches to drug design.