Pharmaceutical Chemistry Ii
The course is both theoretical and practical, consisting of lectures, practicals, tutorial and self-directed learning sessions. The topics covered include synthesis, analysis, and structure-activity relationships (SARs) of various organic pharmaceuticals.
This course equips the student with knowledge and skills of how medicines work, relating their chemical structures and their pharmacological activities. The knowledge gained enables the student to design new medicines or to modify existing ones for better efficacy/potency and safety. The student also understands how medicines work when administered to a patient.
EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES
At the end of this course, the student is expected to:
1. Explain the concept of isosteric replacement as applied to drug design and discovery.
2. Describe the structure, synthesis and structure activity relationships (SARs) of selected organic pharmaceutical drugs
3. Describe identification, assay and storage requirements of the above organic pharmaceutical drugs.