The course focuses on the important concepts in the design and synthesis of drugs. The course may include the principles of pharmacology, drug metabolism and toxicology. Strategies for generating valuable active compounds and structure/activity relationships involved in selective transformations of available building blocks into diversely functionalized derivatives will be discussed. The course provides an overview of reactions used at different stages of the drug development process, using representative examples from the literature and case studies of drugs where applicable.
Students are cautioned that CHMD69H3 is not offered in the same academic year as CHMD71H3.