Drug Discovery & Development module (BS32003)

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Semester 2

This module will give an understanding of the process involved in identifying drug targets and developing drugs against that target including assay development. The main topics discussed include target identification, assay development, pharmacokinetics, and structure activity relationships (SAR).

You will gain a knowledge and understanding of the drug development process from target identification to assay development and pre-clinical trials. You will develop your problem-solving skills and engage in group work; statistical analysis of data sets; and the assessment of structure activity relationship data. Likewise it is expected that you will develop the ability to self-assess your understanding of the material and reflect on problem solving.