ĶOS716 Chemistry of Pharmaceutical Compounds

Code ĶOS716
Name Chemistry of Pharmaceutical Compounds
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited 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 Māris Turks
Credit points 3.0 (4.5 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation Dominating role of medicinal chemistry and technology in chemistry and technology of fine organic synthesis. Principles of drug development and organization of industrial production. Quality control procedures, quality assurance. Main groups of active pharmaceutical ingredients. Over-the-counter drugs..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
At the end of this course students have gained a general view on contemporary developments of main groups of active pharmaceutical ingredients. Students who have completed this course understand the process of modern drug development, can discuss also about the historical aspects of the field, are able to inform the rest of the society about the R&D and production of active pharmaceutical ingredients. Students are able to draw connections between methods of organic chemistry and their use in drug synthesis. Students comprehend the role of medicinal chemistry and the role chemistry of active pharmaceutical ingredients in the improvement of general standard of living.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Students understand the classification of active pharmaceutical ingredients; know their INNs, structural formulas and synthesis pathways. - 1) two tests during the semester that contributes 40% (20%+20%) of final assessment 2) Final exam which contributes 60% of final assessment
Students understand at the basic level the biological mechanism of action of discussed drugs - 1) two tests during the semester that contributes 40% (20%+20%) of final assessment 2) Final exam which contributes 60% of final assessment
Course prerequisites Organic chemistry ĶOĶ221

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