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|CHEM 445 - MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY|
This course offers a comprehensive introduction to basic modern medicinal chemistry and will be of interest to students majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, bioinformatics and related sciences. This course will introduce students to the principles of how drugs are discovered and their mechanism of biological activity. Areas to be covered include amino acid chemistry, peptide and protein structure, introduction to biological membranes, enzymes (mechanism of action), receptors, drug metabolism, viruses, vaccines and pharmacokinetics of drugs. In addition, the course will include chemical synthesis of relevant drugs including peptide synthesis and combinatorial libraries. Sections on holistic medicine and marketing new drugs will be included. Students will also be required to present a seminar on a therapeutic topic to be arranged with the instructor. The seminar will be a power point presentation on the latest findings of the therapeutic and will include a discussion on the background, recent results and discussion on the therapeutic potential of the drug. Medicinal chemistry is a rapidly developing area at the crossroads of chemistry, biology and biochemistry that continues to expand and evolve. This course introduces students to the language and theoretical foundations of medicinal chemistry.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours
Schedule Types: Lecture
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:
FOR CHEM 445
Course or Test: CHEM 212
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently.
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