Drug Discovery, Design and Development - PHAR3101

Faculty: Faculty of Medicine

School: School of Medical Sciences

Course Outline: PHAR3101 Course outline

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 6

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite PHAR2011 or PHAR2211, recommended PHAR3102

Equivalent: PHPH9103

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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The course will build on the information gained in PHAR2011 and PHAR3102 in relation to the business of drug development, from lead discovery to final drug registration. It will present drug development as a process involving biochemical target selection, lead discovery using structure-based methods and combinatorial chemistry/high-throughput screening. Safety evaluation, bioavailability, clinical trials, and the essentials of patent law will also be discussed. Along the way you will learn about molecular recognition, computer-based drug design, and toxicology as applied to the development of new medicines.

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