This course focuses of the study of the biochemical and physiological effects of drugs and the mechanisms of their actions. The quantitative aspects of drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion will be explored. The philosophy of pharmacokinetic modeling and its application in practice will be introduced. An overview of the structure, function and regulation of major drug metabolic enzymes and transporters will also be emphasized.
PHRM.3100 Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry, and PHRM.3200 Molecular Pharmacology.