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Medicinal Chemistry

Davidson College via edX

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This course explores how to bring a drug from concept to market, and how a drug's chemical structure relates to its biological function. The course opens with an introduction to the drug approval process. This introduction combines the social, economic, and ethical aspects of drug discovery. Topics include how diseases are selected for treatment, the role of animal testing, and the costs of various discovery phases. The course then focuses on the scientific side of drug discovery. Topics include how drugs interact with biological molecules, drug absorption and elimination, and the discovery of weakly active molecules and their optimization into viable drugs.

Taught by

Erland Stevens

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    This was a fantastic course. The lectures were clear and engaging and I came to love the subject. This is so far the best MOOC I have taken!
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    Marco completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.

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