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Advanced Diploma in Organic Chemistry in Biology and Drug Development

Learn about the application of organic chemistry in biology and drug development with this free online course.

Publisher: NPTEL
This free online course in organic chemistry in biology and drug development will introduce you to the different biochemical processes where organic chemistry plays a dominant role as well as the drug discovery process. If you have considered coming chemist, pharmacist, druggist, biochemist or chemical biologist, then this course will ground you in the basics of applied organic chemistry and bringing new pharmaceuticals to market.
Advanced Diploma in Organic Chemistry in Biology and Drug Development
  • Duration

    20-30 Hours
  • Students

    812
  • Accreditation

    CPD

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

Organic Chemistry in Biology and Drug Development starts with a concise discussion of the different biochemical processes where organic chemistry plays a dominant role. Next, you will study the general concepts of drug design principles. This will be followed by different kinds of drugs and the chemistry of neurotransmitters. After this, you will learn about high throughput screening and combinatorial chemistry.

You will then study the design strategy of antiviral drugs, antimicrobial compounds and the polyketides in connection with the erythromycin polyketides biosynthesis. You will also learn about antiulcer agents which can either be H₂ (hydrogen) antagonists or proton pump inhibitors and antihypertensive drugs. Lastly, you will study the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of the drug discovery process. This will be followed by the quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR), which include principles that can be used to quantify the biological activity of a drug.

This diploma course will be of great interest to professionals working in the pharmaceutical industry such as chemists, biochemists, chemical biologists, druggists and pharmacists. It will equally benefit any learner who would like to have a career in the pharmaceutical sector. So, check out the course and kickstart an exciting career in the field of organic chemistry and drug development.

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