Advanced Modern Drug Discovery module (BS42004)

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Semester 2

The aim of this module is to build upon the your understanding from Level 3 of the process involved in identifying drug targets and developing drugs against those targets. This will include key aspects of drug development beyond lead optimisation.

Topics covered in this module include detailed receptor pharmacology, special considerations for specific drug discovery programmes, including Central Nervous System targets, the role of drug transporters in drug disposition, detailed understanding of what makes a good drug target and a potential drug molecule and introduction to nonclinical development with specific emphasis on safety pharmacology, safety assessment and the more detailed Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetic study requirements.