Credits: 5

Schedule: 29.10.2018 - 11.12.2018

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Jan Deska

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After the course the student will have deeper understanding on

1. how pharmaceuticals are discovered and optimized

2. how drugs exhibit desired and undesired effects

3. how biologically active molecules become pharmaceuticals

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course provides a comprehensive overview of the developments in pharmaceutical research from historically relevant examples to modern medicinal chemistry and 'biologicals'. The lectures will include in-depth discussions of important aspects such as modes of drug-target interactions, transport & metabolism, structure-activity relationship, and lead optimization & rational design. The course is complemented with general considerations regarding the development of pharmaceuticals and drug-to-market processes.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures, problem sessions and exam

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

5 cr = 135 h

Lectures 24 h

Home problem solving 21 h

Independent homework 87 h

Exam 3 h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Handout is provided. Course based on: G. Klebe, Drug design – Methodology, concepts and mode-of-action, Springer, 2013.

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

KE-4.5120 Medicinal Chemistry (3 cr)

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Fail, 1 – 5

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Registration via WebOodi. Please see WebOodi for registration dates.


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