Drug Design Workshop

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Drug Design Workshop

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Chemistry, Pharmacy, Pre-Pharmacy

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

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

    The purpose of this module is to provide detailed understanding of some aspects of the problems faced by the modern drug industry in developing new active molecules. This will be achieved by setting the students problems in medicinal chemistry which are then approached using a rational and structured method. This will require the students to work in groups on the application of theoretical and computational drug discovery techniques to different aspects of a problem in molecular design. 

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Demonstrate an appreciation of the drug design process in modern pharmaceutical science.
    2. Complete calculations using prominent software packages to predict molecular properties.
    3. Work with their class group to collate and analyse calculated data to address a simple problem in computational drug design.
    4. Critically evaluate the outputs of the group and propose improved strategies for further analysis.
    5. Present the outcomes of their work in a written form.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

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