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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.

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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.
  • Duration

    20-30 Hours
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Mobile Friendly

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL
  • 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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Modules

Introduction to Molecules of Life and Amino Acids

Method of Determination of Amino Acid Sequence, and Peptide Synthesis

Hierarchical Structure of Proteins

Concept of Enzyme Inhibition and Synthetic Biology

Nucleic Acid and DNA Sequencing Method

Synthesis of Oligonucleotide and the Central Dogma

Diploma in Organic Chemistry in Biology and Drug Development - First Assessment

Molecular Biology and Introduction to the Chemistry of Cofactors/Coenzymes

Chemistry of Cofactors/Coenzyme

Introduction to the Drug Discovery Process and Neurotransmitters

Antimicrobial Drugs

Polyketide Biosynthesis and Introduction to Virus

Anti-Viral Drugs, Cholesterol Biosynthesis and QSAR Principle

Diploma in Organic Chemistry in Biology and Drug Development - Second Assessment

Course assessment

Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course, you should be able to:


  • Discuss the reasons why the field of biology and drug development process is important to an organic chemist
  • Describe how the primary sequence of amino acids is determined
  • List the important parameters for protein purification
  • Define enzyme inhibitors and synthetic biology
  • Discuss the distribution of nucleic acids in the eukaryotic cell and its structure
  • Explain how DNA can be synthesized chemically
  • Explain the mechanism of action of NAD⁺, NADP⁺ and cobalamin (vitamin B12)
  • Explain the humoral mechanism for hypertension
  • Match different antibiotics with their respective microorganism sources
  • Discuss the mechanism of action of DNA virus, RNA virus, and retrovirus
  • Explain why it is difficult to get a cure for cancer
  • Discuss pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and how they are determined

Certification

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