Metropolitan State University

CHEM 421 : Medicinal Chemistry

A. Course Description
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry I AND
CHEM 332 Organic Chemistry II level change-bas  
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
Medicinal chemistry allows the advanced chemistry student to explore the considerations of drug design and development as well as case studies on how different classes of therapeutic agents act in the human body. Topics include drug targets, drug sources, structure-activity relationships, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and the modern drug discovery pipeline. This class is suggested for those students intending to continue in health sciences.
B. Course Effective Dates: 08/25/2012 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Identify drug targets within the human body.
  2. Identify physical property considerations for drug development.
  3. Interpret SAR, pharmacokinetic, and pharmacodynamic results from medicinal chemistry experiments.
  4. Identify drug families and targets for specific therapeutic applications.
  5. Write summaries on drug-target interactions and relate how the interactions lead to a state of disease.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information
Note: First day attendance required except by instructor permission.