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Diploma in Drug Discovery Process and Antimicrobial Drugs

Study the role of organic chemistry in the drug discovery process and use of antimicrobial drugs in this free course.

Publisher: NPTEL
This free online course will introduce you to the role of organic chemistry in drug discovery. You will learn about the fundamental principles of the drug development process, neurotransmitters and antimicrobial drugs. If you considered a career as a chemist, biochemist, chemical biologist or druggist this course will give you a good grounding in various aspects of drug discovery.
Diploma in Drug Discovery Process and Antimicrobial Drugs
  • Duration

    10-15 Hours
  • Students

    223
  • Accreditation

    CPD

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Outcome

Certification

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Description

An Introduction to the Drug Discovery Process and Antimicrobial Drugs starts with a concise discussion of the fundamental principles of the drug development process, combinatorial chemistry and neurotransmitters. Next, you will learn about the catechol-amine base and GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) neurotransmitters. This course will also include the humoral mechanism of angiotensin system and the design of an angiotensin-converting enzyme.

You will then be introduced to antimicrobial drugs, the chemistry of penicillin and how microbes can develop resistance to beta-lactam antibiotics. You will also analyze the mechanistic studies of beta-lactamases, non-beta-lactam antibiotics and to the mechanistic enzymology of isopenicillin N synthase.

This course will be of great interest to professionals working in the pharmaceutical industry who want to brush up on their technical knowledge. It will equally benefit any learner who would like to have a career in the pharmaceutical or organic chemistry sector.

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