PHAR 404 Medicinal Chemistry 4

PHAR 404 Medicinal Chemistry 4

Department offering the course: Pharmaceutical Sciences    
Level [Semester]: Fourth [Spring]    

Basic Information
Total Credit Hours: 3
Lecture: 2
Practical: 2

Professional Information
Course Description:
Chemical and biological aspects of certain drugs including: Cardiovascular drugs, diuretics, drugs used to treat respiratory tract disorders, gastrointestinal drugs, drugs affecting neurotransmission (cholinergic agonists and antagonists, adrenergic agonist & antagonists, serotonin receptor drugs), local anaesthetics, vitamins and drugs used to treat neuromuscular disorders.

Overall aims:

The chief objective of the course is to broaden the student professional qualifications after receiving satisfactory information enlightening important chemical, biochemical and pharmacotherapeutic characteristics of selected medicinal and pharmaceutical agents that treat, alleviate a disorder or regain a proper function of several human body systems.

Pre-requisites: PHAR 403

Time Table:
Lecture: Wednesday 2-4 pm        
Lab: Thursday 2-4 pm        
Office Hours: Monday 8-12 am        

Assessment  Methods:
- Written Examination
- Practical Assessments
- Assignments
- Oral Examination

List of References
- An Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry, G. L. Patrick, 4th Ed.,  Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2009
- Foye's Principles of Medicinal Chemistry / W. O. Foyes, David A. Williams, T. L. Lemke, V. F. Roche, S. W. Zito, 7th Ed., Uk: Wolters Kluwer Ltd., Baltimore Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2013
- Foye's Principles of Medicinal Chemistry, W. O. Foyes, D. A. Williams and T. L. Lemke, V. F. Roche, S. W. Zito, 6th Ed., Uk : Wolters Kluwer Ltd., Baltimore, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008
- Wilson and Gisvold's Textbook of Organic Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, J. H. Block, J. M. Beale, 11th Ed., Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2004

Further reading:
- Burger's Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery, 6th Ed., Donald J. Abraham., New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2003
- British Pharmacopoeia 2003, B.P. Commission Office, Crown 2003