Introduction to Drug Delivery
Learn how polymers are synthesized and what their different properties are used for in this free online course.
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In this free online course, An Introduction to Drug Delivery, you will learn the key components of drug delivery, starting with the magnitude of drug response. This explains dosage, the extent of absorption, distribution to the site and rate/extent of elimination. You will then learn the difference between pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics and learn the fundamentals of solubility and the lipid-water partition coefficient.
You will begin the course by studying bioavailability and come to understand its ratios. Following on from this, you will learn about elimination and how to quantify drug safety as well as the qualifications required to do so. You will learn what prodrugs are and their use within the medical industry, and how different plasma concentrations affect the body for optimal drug delivery.
Finally, you will discover the effect in which polymers have on drug delivery and how they can be altered and synthesized into different forms to allow for the easiest and most efficient delivery systems. You will be taught how their molecular weight and morphological properties are important in the process. This course is for anyone with an interest in biology or chemistry and will help enthusiasts expand their knowledgable horizon. So why wait? Start this free online course today and learn the fundamentals of Drug Delivery and Polymerization.Start Course Now
Drug Delivery and Polymerization
Drug Delivery and Polymerization - Learning Outcomes
Introduction to Drug Delivery and Pharmacokinetics
Pro-drugs and Polymers
Drug Delivery and Polymerization- Lesson Summary
On successful completion of this course you will be able to:
- Explain Drug Delivery and its main components
- Evaluate the Quantification of Drug Safety
- Recall Polymers and Polymerization
- Summarize Bioavailability and Plasma Concentration
- Recognize Molecular Weight and state Morphological Properties
- Discuss the process of Elimination
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