Drugs, Discovery, and Development

King's College London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Drugs, Discovery, and Development

  • Host University

    King's College London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Chemistry, Physiology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Educational Aims: Having taken the module students will: have a greater understanding of the principles, procedures and practices of drug discovery and development; recognise and be able to discuss the challenge facing those involved in drug discovery and development; be able to critically evaluate experimental observations in relation to current theory; have a greater understanding and technical expertise in certain areas of experimental pharmacology.

    Learning Outcomes: The module aims to: give students an appreciation of the scientific principles that underlie drug discovery and development; give students an appreciation of the procedures and practices employed by the pharmaceutical industry in the discovery and development of new-drugs; develop the students' practical skills in 'in vitro' pharmacology.

    Suggested Reading: Drug Discovery and Development by Rang; Publisher: Churchill and Livingstone

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