PP3150 - Chemical Pharmacology
|Student Contribution Band:
||School of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences
The general principles of drug action, focussing on the major targets for drug action,
drug-receptor interactions, chemotherapy, drug design, pharmacognosy and drug screening,
toxicology and measurements in pharmacology.
- current approaches to the development of new pharmaceutical agents, including drug
design, drug screening and natural product pharmacology;
- how drug treatments may be aimed at specific targets, increasing the efficacy of treatment
and reducing side effects;
- how drugs are able to affect the functioning of living systems;
- the principles of selective toxicity and the development of antibacterial, antiviral,
antifungal and cancer chemotherapy agents;
- the rationale behind drug formulations and different routes of administration, the
time course of drug action, drug metabolism and toxicology.
Study Period 1
|Census Date 24-Mar-2011
- 36 hours lectures
- 24 hours practicals
||end of semester exam (70%); written laboratory assignments (30%).
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