Science - Course - The Organic Chemistry Of Drug Design And Development

  • Course Code: CHEM720
  • Credits: 3
  • Hours Distribution: (3crs.: 3lec.)
  • Course Type: Elective Courses (EC)

Course Description

The course discusses advanced topics in medicinal chemistry and the art of drug design and development. It emphasizes the organic chemistry, chemical synthesis, and mechanistic behavior of various classes of drugs. The course discusses the process of lead identification, structure activity relationships, receptors and drug-receptor interactions, enzymes and mechanisms of enzyme catalysis, enzyme inhibition and inactivation. The course will also address DNA-interactive agents, drug metabolism, prodrugs, soft drugs, and drug delivery systems.