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Pharmaceutical Sciences (Medicinal Chemistry)

Fall 2017 Course Offerings
MEDC 800 Master's Thesis and Research Hassan Almoazen
Start date:2017-08-14End date:2017-12-15
Time: Place: Duration: Credit:variable
Research performed under the direction and supervision of the respective student's Research Advisor, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science. (didactic, research)
MEDC 810 Organic Medicinal Chemistry I Isaac Donkor
Start date:2017-08-14End date:2017-12-15
Time:twice a week for 1.5 hrs eachPlace:College of Pharmacy Rm 550Duration:40 hours for 1.5 hours each lecure Credit:3
The course discusses the fundamental principles of medicinal chemistry including the effect of chemical structure on drug action (structure-activity relationships, stereochemistry, and mechanism of drug action at the molecular level); the effect of physicochemical properties on drug stability, absorption, distribution, metabolism, elimination, and selection of route of drug administration; and approaches to drug synthesis. Representative molecular entities from various drug classes will be discussed. (didactic, lecture)
MEDC 812 Advanced Medicinal Chemistry Isaac O. Donkor
Start date:2017-08-14End date:2017-12-15
Time: Place: Duration: Credit:3
This course will present concepts in medicinal chemistry with emphasis on application of these concepts to rational drug design. Classical and contemporary approaches to the design of small molecules for interaction with macromolecular targets such as receptors, enzymes, and DNA will be discussed. (didactic, lecture)
MEDC 813 Research Techniques in Medicinal Chemistry Wei Li
Start date:2017-08-14End date:2017-12-15
Time: Place: Duration: Credit:3
An introduction to current trends in the design and synthesis of potential medicinal agents. The course includes recent techniques applicable to the isolation and characterization of organic compounds, as well as contemporary methodology for the study and chemical and physical properties influencing biological response. The course content is tailored to the specific needs of students majoring in this field. (didactic, lecture)
MEDC 814 Computer-Aided Molecular Design in the Development of Chemotherapeutic Agents I Kirk Hevener
Start date:2017-08-14End date:2017-12-15
Time: Place: Duration: Credit:3
This course, the first of a two-part series, is designed to teach students the essential elements of computer-aided molecular design. It will cover principles and applications of molecular modeling, an introduction to computational quantum mechanics, energy minimizations and methods of conformational analysis, computational simulations of biophysical systems (molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo methods), protein and DNA modeling, virtual screening, and structure-based hit and lead identification methods. (didactic, lecture lab)
MEDC 819 Seminar in Medicinal Chemistry Hassan Almoazen
Start date:2017-08-14End date:2017-12-15
Time: Place: Duration: Credit:1
Current journal articles in Medicinal Chemistry will be presented by students followed by a question and answer session. (didactic, lecture)
MEDC 821 Computer-Aided Molecular Design I Kirk E. Hevener
Start date:2017-08-14End date:2017-12-11
Time: Place: Duration:This 3-credit course will follow a weekly 2 hour lecture + 2 hour lab format. Credit:3
This course, the first of a two-part series, is designed to teach students the essential elements of computer-aided molecular design. It will cover principles and applications of molecular modeling, an introduction to computational quantum mechanics, energy minimizations and methods of conformational analysis, computational simulations of biophysical systems (molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo methods), protein and DNA modeling, virtual screening, and structure-based hit and lead identification methods. (didactic, lecture lab)
MEDC 840-001 Special Topics - Heterocyclic Organic Chemistry Bob Moore
Start date:2017-08-14End date:2017-12-15
Time: Place: Duration: Credit:3
Directed readings or special course in topics of current interest. (didactic, lecture)
MEDC 840-002 Special Topics - Asymmetric Organic Synthesis Michio Kurosu
Start date:2017-08-14End date:2017-12-15
Time: Place: Duration: Credit:3
Directed readings or special course in topics of current interest. (didactic, lecture)
MEDC 900 Doctoral Dissertation and Research Hassan Almoazen
Start date:2017-08-14End date:2017-12-15
Time: Place: Duration: Credit:variable
Research performed under the direction and supervision of the respective student's advisor, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. (didactic, research)
MEDC 919 Seminar in Medicinal Chemistry Hassan Almoazen
Start date:2017-08-14End date:2017-12-15
Time: Place: Duration: Credit:1
Seminar presentation required of Ph.D. candidates in Medicinal Chemistry. (didactic, lecture)
Spring 2018 Course Offerings
MEDC 800 Master's Thesis and Research Hassan Almoazen
Start date:  2018-01-02    End date:  2018-06-29
Time:     Place:     Duration:  Credit:  variable
Research performed under the direction and supervision of the respective student's Research Advisor, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science. (didactic, research)
MEDC 812 Advanced Medicinal Chemistry Isaac O. Donkor
Start date:  2018-01-02    End date:  2018-06-29
Time:     Place:     Duration:  Credit:  3
This course will present concepts in medicinal chemistry with emphasis on application of these concepts to rational drug design. Classical and contemporary approaches to the design of small molecules for interaction with macromolecular targets such as receptors, enzymes, and DNA will be discussed. (didactic, lecture)
MEDC 819 Seminar in Medicinal Chemistry Isaac Donkor
Start date:  2018-01-02    End date:  2018-06-29
Time:     Place:     Duration:  Credit:  1
Current journal articles in Medicinal Chemistry will be presented by students followed by a question and answer session. (didactic, lecture)
MEDC 820 Organic Medicinal Chemistry II Isaac Donkor
Start date:  2018-01-02    End date:  2018-06-29
Time:  2 times a week   Place:  College of Pharmacy Rm 550   Duration:  45 hours and 1.5 hrs for each lecture Credit:  3
This is a continuation of MEDC 810. The course discusses the fundamental principles of medicinal chemistry including the effect of chemical structure on drug action (structure-activity relationships, stereochemistry, and mechanism of drug action at the molecular level); the effect of physicochemical properties on drug stability, absorption, distribution, metabolism, elimination, and selection of route of drug administration; and approaches to drug synthesis. Representative molecular entities from various drug classes will be discussed. (didactic, lecture)
MEDC 840-001 Special Topics - Heterocyclic Organic Chemistry Michio Kurosu
Start date:  2018-01-02    End date:  2018-06-29
Time:     Place:     Duration:  Credit:  3
Current drug developments require significant knowledge of organic synthesis. Optically pure molecules (non-racemic chiral molecules) play key roles in current medicinal chemistry. This course covers useful asymmetric organic reactions and advanced organic reactions. (didactic, lecture)
MEDC 840-002 Special Topics - Asymmetric Organic Synthesis Michio Kurosu
Start date:  2018-01-02    End date:  2018-06-29
Time:     Place:     Duration:  Credit:  3
Directed readings or special course in topics of current interest. (didactic, lecture)
MEDC 900 Doctoral Dissertation and Research Hassan Almoazen
Start date:  2018-01-02    End date:  2018-06-29
Time:     Place:     Duration:  Credit:  variable
Research performed under the direction and supervision of the respective student's advisor, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. (didactic, research)
MEDC 919 Seminar in Medicinal Chemistry Hassan Almoazen
Start date:  2018-01-02    End date:  2018-06-29
Time:     Place:     Duration:  Credit:  1
Seminar presentation required of Ph.D. candidates in Medicinal Chemistry. (didactic, lecture)
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