Mechanisms of Drug Actions

A neon sign that says "DRUGS".

A neon sign lights up a pharmacy. (Courtesy of Thomas Hawk on flickr. License: CC-BY-NC.)

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MIT Course Number

20.201

As Taught In

Fall 2013

Level

Graduate

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Course Description

This course addresses the scientific basis for the development of new drugs. The first half of the semester begins with an overview of the drug discovery process, followed by fundamental principles of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, metabolism, and the mechanisms by which drugs cause therapeutic and toxic responses. The second half of the semester applies those principles to case studies and literature discussions of current problems with specific drugs, drug classes, and therapeutic targets.

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Dedon, Peter, Steven Tannenbaum, Mark Murcko, and Charles Knutson. 20.201 Mechanisms of Drug Actions, Fall 2013. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/biological-engineering/20-201-mechanisms-of-drug-actions-fall-2013 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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