Dec 05, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EB 3800 - Drug Discovery and Development

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
Drug Discovery and Development is designed for those who wish to pursue a career in pharmaceutical industry. To achieve the goal, not only the course will give students a broad overview of the pipeline of drug discovery and development, but also various topics will be covered including molecular basis of diseases, identification of drug targets, identification and optimization of lead compounds, mechanism of drug action, drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics, preclinical and clinical trials, mechanism of drug resistance, and drug-drug interactions, with examples of drugs to target various diseases and conditions. Moreover, students will learn how to employ genomics and bioinformatics in facilitating drug discovery and development. Furthermore, students will learn the logic of structure-based rational drug design through molecular modeling. (prereq: CH 223 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Describe overall drug discovery and development process
  • Understand the molecular basis of diseases and drug target identification
  • Understand the identification and optimization of lead compounds
  • Describe the mechanisms of drug action and resistance
  • Understand drug metabolism
  • Understand the objectives and details of clinical trials
  • Understand the importance of drug-drug interactions
  • Know about the major lines of drugs being developed
  • Appreciate the impact of bioinformatics in drug discovery and development

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Jung Lee

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