Overview of Modern Drug Discovery and Development

Designed for students to gain a systematic understanding of how drugs and medicines are discovered and developed.

Estimated 30 hours

Suggested effort, 3-5 hours per day

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University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC)

UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth, Texas USA is one of the nation's premier graduate academic medical centers that specializes in patient-centered care, research and health care.
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Benefits of this course

By the end of this course, you'll gain:

A basic understanding of how new medications are developed and explore target-based drug discovery.
Foundational concepts of pharmacology as they apply to drug discovery.
Knowledge of G protein-coupled receptors as drug targets.
Modern techniques for drug target identification and validation. 

Who can take this course

This course is beneficial to anybody who is or works as a Pharmacist, Pharmacologist, Researcher, or Clinician.

Looking Ahead

We will help you unlock your inner potential so you can excel in your professional field.

What you'll learn

  • The History and Origin of Modern Drug Discovery
  • Basic Principles of Pharmacology in Drug Discovery
  • Basic Principles of Chemistry in Drug Discovery
  • G Protein-coupled Receptors as Drug Targets
  • Nuclear Receptors as Drug Targets
  • Ion Channels as Drug Targets
  • Kinases as Drug Targets
  • Modern Techniques for Target Identification and Validation
  • Basic Principles of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
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