Jun 19, 2018
CHEM 564 - Medicinal Organic Chemistry
An overview of the drug design and discovery process. A multi-component study of drugs and other biologically potent compounds in terms of chemical synthesis, chemical properties, biochemical evaluation, and substrate-enzyme interaction. Course will not have an established scheduling pattern.
Prerequisites: CHEM 363 and CHEM 431 or equivalent or permission of the instructor.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
- Explain the role of medicinal chemistry and apply the principles learned in chemistry and biology to the Explain the role of medicinal chemistry and apply the principles learned in chemistry and biology to the understanding of the drug discovery process.
- Discuss the three-dimensional properties and structural characteristics of organic molecules in drug design and enzyme inhibition.
- Determine how individual targets (e.g. enzymes and/or receptors) are identified as good targets, and how that information is translated into chemical lead structures.
- Determine the chemical synthesis of biologically active structures.
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