Medicinal Chemistry: The Molecular Basis of Drug Discovery

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Medicinal Chemistry: The Molecular Basis of Drug Discovery

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This medicinal chemistry course explores how chemists modify a molecule’s structure to design a safe and effective drug.

This course opens with a brief history of drug discovery and introduces the modern drug approval process.Then, we will transition to learning about receptors and enzymes, the body’s molecules most often targeted by drugs.We will also discuss the topics of pharmacokinetics (drug adsorption, elimination, and half-life) and metabolism. The course closes with units on how potential drug molecules are identified and subsequently optimized into safe and effective drugs.

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6/10 starsTaking Now
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1 year, 3 months ago
Brilliant, high-standard and high-quality, university-level course in medicinal chemistry. As in-depth as a course from a top institution IRL.Brilliant, high-standard and high-quality, university-level course in medicinal chemistry. As in-depth as a course from a top institution IRL.Brilliant, high-standard and high-quality, university-level course in medicinal chemistry. As in-depth as a course from a top institution IRL.Brilliant, high-standard and high-quality, university-level course in medicinal chemistry. As in-depth as a course from a top institution IRL.
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10/10 starsTaking Now
1 year, 6 months ago
Looking forward to it, it is priceless for me as a newbie in drug-related technology. Best regards
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10/10 starsCompleted
1 year, 7 months ago
Brilliant, high-standard and high-quality, university-level course in medicinal chemistry. As in-depth as a course from a top institution IRL.
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Maria Mantziri

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years ago
One of the most rewarding and constructive experiences I 've had with a MOOC. Ad an undergraduate pharmacy student, I took a Drug Design course in my university after completing this one and I found myself pleasantly surprised with the in depth knowledge and experience I acquired. The biggest benefit is that the student becomes familiar with online tools and databases that play a crucial role in drug synthesis and development. Thanks very much for this!
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Seth Dawson

10/10 starsTaking Now
2 years ago
I am very grateful to have the chance to learn again. Medicine is an interesting subject.It affects many lives across the world. The ability to know about drugs will help treat many ailments and save lots of lives. I would be happy to be a part of this team.
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Mohamed Kadri

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 1 month ago
This course is very beneficial to all pharmaceutical professional. Its materials are genuinely correlating modern drug discovery with bringing new drug into the marketplace. I sent a dedicated email through ESP to 1000 of pharmaceutical professional to encourage them join it!
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Shyamol Bose

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 6 months ago
what an amazing course! i finished it! I am an organic chemist and everything seemed so new, now i have a more holistic picture! the only course i finished completely! I have 1 request though, can you please develop another course that deals with a little more advanced labs and free tools available online, like a mini-micro masters program for pharmaceutical chemistry.
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Fredy López

10/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 7 months ago
I agree, please re-open this course, I am really interested, and I keed checking everytime if there is any information. Thanks
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Asiri Perera

9/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 11 months ago
Even though I have started many MOOC courses, this is the first that I have completed one. I particularly liked the structure of the course which had a great balance between video and reading content and appropriate use of external resources online (molinspiration, admetsar and drugbank to name a few). It kept me interested in following the lessons to completion.The instructor was spot-on and I found the content easy to follow. I also found the expert interviews very insightful.
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Sylvenus Aguree

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years ago
The course content is on point and if taken to the letter will impact students perfectly.The lecturers too looking at their background and achievements i have no doubt on my mind about their experience in the field.
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