This course introduces the principles of pharmacology and medical chemistry involved in drug development and design. Topics covered in the class include structural features of drugs, functional group properties, mechanisms of drug action, adverse drug reactions, and drug-receptor interactions. This course is designed for students interested in learning about how drugs work or for students wanting to get a head start in pharmacy school, where these topics will be the focus in the first year curriculum.
Course Dates: July 17-August 7, 2019
Discussion Hours (on campus or online): Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m.
Instructor: Dr. Derick Han
Prerequisites: General Biology I and II with labs, General Chemistry I and II with labs, and Organic Chemistry I and II with labs
Course Delivery: Lectures will be delivered asynchronously and are recorded by faculty to be accessible online by students through Google Drive at Keck Graduate Institute at their convenience. Additional course materials including readings, grades, and assignment will be made available through the Learning Management System, Sakai. Students are responsible for watching video lectures and reading course material during the week at their own pace. Students are required to come to KGI or join a weekly online discussion session for review of the week’s topics, quizzes, and other learning exercises.