May 31, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHSC 1413 - Pharmaceutical Medicinal Chemistry (3)

This course is designed for the student pharmacist to develop an understanding of the physical, chemical, and pharmaceutical properties of medicinal products used in the delivery of pharmaceutical care. Course content includes general principles of thermodynamics; physical and chemical properties of molecules; particle size, shape, and surface area; kinetic, equilibrium and interfacial phenomena; principles of drug dissolution, release, and diffusion; rheologic properties of liquids, solutions, and colloidal systems; polymers and biomaterials; and drug delivery systems. The course will also introduce fundamental aspects of medicinal chemistry used in the rational design of drug molecules; molecular changes in drug molecules that affect affinity and activity at drug receptors and influence the absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion, and stability of drugs; and the properties of drug molecules which are important in their formulation into drug products.