Course ObjectiveGeneral introduction into and deepening of knowledge of concepts,
mechanisms and recent developments in pharmaceutical sciences and the
pharmaceutical and biotech industry.
Course ContentThis course is designed for students with an interest in life sciences
and the biotech/pharmaceutical industry but without prior education in
this field. A general introduction will be given to the process of drug
discovery, drug design and synthesis, drug development and drug safety
assessment. Subsequently, potential drug targets, mechanisms of drug
actions (including drug-receptor/enzyme Using various drug classes,
relationships between chemical structures and biological activities will
be derived and illustrated. Finally, various modern developments and
tools will be illustrated by recent applications in the field of drug
research, medicinal chemistry and toxicology.
Teaching MethodsLectures and tutorials.
Method of AssessmentWritten examination
LiteraturePatrick, G., An Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry 6th ed.
Oxford: Oxford University Press. 20017, ISBN: 978-0-19-874969-1
Target Audience3S, 3MNW, mCh, mPhys.
The course is recommended for mDDS students that did not follow the VU
University BSc Pharmaceutical sciences and these mDDS students are
required to discuss this course with their mDDS coördinator.
The course is recommended for SBI (life) mastertrack students, except
for students with an bachelor in SBI or pharmaceutical sciences.
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Faculty of Science|
|Course Coordinator||prof. dr. I.J.P. de Esch|
|Examiner||prof. dr. I.J.P. de Esch|
prof. dr. I.J.P. de Esch
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