The Chemistry of Medicine (INCHEM-399)
This course describes molecular properties, molecular interactions, and the action of drugs in terms of biological signaling without requiring an understanding of chemical structure. The course is split into three parts. The first part of the course is dedicated to developing the scientific foundations necessary for understanding and communicating drug action with associated terminology. The second part of the course will examine the entire process of pharmaceutical drug discovery and marketing. The third part of the course will highlight selected ethical pharmaceuticals targeting the most widespread human diseases in the United States, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, central nervous system disorders, as well as drugs to treat bacterial, viral, and fungal infections. The class will include a brief study of illegal drugs and alternative medications such as herbals.
Faculty: Paul W Baures
Start/End Date: Jan. 22, 2013 - May 10, 2013