An introduction to Medicinal Chemistry. The course aims to provide students with the general principles and the basic approaches of Medicinal Chemistry. In particular, the principal phases of drug action, the molecular mechanisms of drugs and the drug discovery and development process will be discussed.
Expected learning outcomes
The student will know the basic notions in medicinal chemistry, the most relevant issues of the drug action, the main techniques employed for the discovery and the development of an efficient drug, and the problems to deal with in this process. He will understanding medicinal chemistry activities in multidisciplinary frameworks and the progresses of a rapidly evolving discipline.
Lesson period: Second semester
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