ĶOS505 The Chemistry and Technology of Medicinal Substances (selected chapters)

Code ĶOS505
Name The Chemistry and Technology of Medicinal Substances (selected chapters)
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice; Courses of Free Choice
Level and type Post-graduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Chemistry and Chemical Technology
Faculty Department of Chemical Technology of Biologically Active Compounds
Academic staff Māra Jure
Credit points 2.0 (3.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation Substances with influence on cardinal and blood streem systems. Cardiotonics. Antihypertensives. Antiatherosclerotics. Antithrombotics. Blood plasma. Substitutes. Physico-chemical properties and biological activity of substances. Principles of drug design. Metabolism of drugs..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
To strengthen and to extend knowledge about importance and production technology of several particular groups of medicinal substances (antibiotics, cardiovascular and CNS preparates, Ca antagonists).
Learning outcomes
and assessment
In-depth knowledge about several particular groups of medicinal substances (antibiotics, cardiovascular and CNS preparates, Ca antagonists) – their importance, mechanisms of action, synthesis and technological methods of production. - During examination student should demonstrate knowledge about particular groups of medicinal substances, should know methods of synthesis and technological methods of production, shortages and advantages of biotechnological methods in comparison with organic synthesis.
Proficiency in basics of concept of transport form and metabolism. - Exam
Insight in basic principles of drug design. - Exam
Course prerequisites ĶOS481 Methods of Organic Synthesis

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