Aims and Fit of Module
This module aims to address the characterization of drugs and drug-like molecules, computer-assisted drug design, drug analysis, molecular biology, pharmacology of drugs and drug research and development.
A Demonstrate a critical awareness and understanding of the latest advances in biotechnological methods for drug development
B Describe the various stages involved in the development of a drug
C Evaluate the techniques for discovering molecules with desired biological activity
D Appraise the approaches for optimizing a molecule into a safe and effective drug
E Apply, critically evaluate and interpret the knowledge and understanding gained to solve complex problems in medicinal chemistry
F Measure the activity of enzymes and receptors
Method of teaching and learning
The module contains lectures and tutorial sessions.