2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CHEM 4550 - Medicinal Chemistry


Prerequisite: one year of undergraduate organic chemistry (CHEM 2201 CHEM 2202  or equivalent).  Recommended: an advanced undergraduate organic chemistry course (CHEM 4501  or equivalent). Medicinal chemistry is the investigation , discovery, and development of therapeutic agents. A key concept is the understanding of the relationship between chemical structure and drug activity. This course is interdisciplinary in its approach, with the goals of understanding drug action and designing new drugs. Medicinal chemistry incorporates knowledge of a wide scope of disciplines such as chemistry, biology, and pharmacology. This course emphasizes the fundamental principles of medicinal chemistry and surveys major classes of drugs. 3 credits.