Course Title Basic Concepts of Drug Design and Production
Course Level 200
Credit Unit 2

Drug discovery, design and development. Classification of the various types of drugs. Chemistry and properties of some drugs. Synthesis and production of selected drugs from natural sources. Drug receptor interactions. Drug Pharmacokinetics (Introduction to ADMET). Absorption and distribution. The blood-brain barrier, placental transfer of drugs. Biotransformation of drugs; their conjugation and excretion. Drug metabolism; phases of and factors affecting drug metabolism. Bioavailability; the importance of plasma levels of a drug. Brief mention of bioassays.