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.
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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.Start Course Now
Introduction to the Drug Discovery Process
Introduction to the Drug Discovery Process.- Learning Outcomes
Introduction to the Drug Discovery Process
Fundamental Principles of Drug Development Process
Catechol Amine Based and GABA Neurotransmitters
Hypertension: Humoral Mechanism and Renin/Angiotensin System
Inhibitor Design of Angiotensin Converting Enzyme
Introduction to the Drug Discovery Process and Neurotransmitters – Lesson Summary
Antimicrobial Drugs – Learning Outcomes
Chemistry of Penicillin
Resistance to Beta-lactam Antibiotics
Mechanistic Studies of Beta-lactamase.
Non-beta Lactam Antibiotics
Mechanistic Enzymology of Isopenicillin N Synthase
Antimicrobial Drugs – Lesson Summary
Having completed this course, you should be able to:
Discuss the classification of drugs
Describe the process that underpins drug discovery
Discuss the combinatory chemistry and medicinal aspects of neurotransmitters
Explain the humoral mechanism for hypertension
State the two types of drugs based on the angiotensin resin system
Discuss the chemistry and biochemistry of penicillin and cephalosporin
Distinguish antibiotic from antimicrobial agents
- Match different antibiotics with their respective microorganisms' sources
Explain the mechanism of antimicrobial action
Explain how bacteria acquire resistance against β-Lactam antibiotics
Discuss how different types of penicillin and erythromycin are made
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