Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry: the discovery and development of new drugs, with a focus on the application of biotechnology in drug discovery.
Molecular mechanisms of drug action (receptor and enzyme targets).
Structure-Activity Relationship (SAR).
Chemical similarity. Bioisosterism and stereochemical aspects of drug action.
Structural analysis, synthesis and therapeutic uses of disinfectants, herbicides, antibiotics, anti-fungal, anti-protozoal, anthelmintics, anti-viral, anti-cancer and hormones.