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PHRM.3100 Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry

Id: 040471 Credits Min: 3 Credits Max: 3

Description

This course builds on the fundamental principles of organic chemistry, plus basic knowledge of introductory biochemistry, and will provide an overview of how novel pharmacologically active molecules are discovered and designed to treat human disease. Topics will include drug discovery, molecular design and redesign, organic synthesis of drug molecules, structure-activity relationships (SAR), drug interactions with receptors, enzyme inhibition, pharmacokinetics (PK) and pharmacokynamics (PD), and ethical considerations.

Prerequisites

BMSC.2420 Organic Stuctures & Reactions I, and HSCI.3500 Human Biochemistry, or Permission of Instructor.

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