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CHEM 539 - Introduction to Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Course Description: 

Fundamental concepts will be discussed, including modern principles of drug design; drug absorption, distribution and metabolism; theories of drug-receptor interactions; approaches to structure-activity relationships; chemical, physicochemical and structural considerations. The various classes of therapeutic agents will be surveyed with emphasis on possible modes of action. Methods of synthesis will be considered.

Credit: 

(3-0-3)

Prerequisite: 

[(CHEM 239 with min. grade of C)]

Corequisite: 

None