Jul 21, 2024  
Fitchburg State University 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Fitchburg State University 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog
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BIOL 4020 - Medicinal Chemistry


3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered alternate years.

Medicinal chemistry is an interdisciplinary science involving the design, chemical synthesis, and biological evaluation of drug molecules. Medicinal chemistry is a useful course for students wishing to pursue a career in health sciences such as medicine, pharmacy, and dentistry, or those contemplating graduate studies in biological and health sciences. The course gives a historical perspective behind the development of various drug molecules and also helps students appreciate the challenges involved in designing an effective compound and bringing it to market. Specific case studies are presented throughout the course to help students understand the chemical principles underlying drug action. This course is cross-listed with CHEM 4020  

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 2100  (either completed or coenrolled with BIOL 4020), BIOL 1800  



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