15.136J | Fall 2013 | Graduate
Principles and Practice of Drug Development

Syllabus

Course Meeting Times

Lectures: 1 session / week, 3 hours / session

Prerequisites

There are no formal prerequisites for this course. Enrollment in this course requires permission from the instructors.

Readings

There is no single textbook for the class, but a substantial selection of journal articles and news items are listed in the readings section.

Course Requirements

Working as a multidisciplinary team, students will complete a final project that explores in-depth a question related to drug discovery and / or development in the context of a specific illness or disorder. The project deliverables will consist of a presentation, report, progress report, and outline.

In addition to the final project, student groups are required to deliver one in-class presentation during the semester on “News of the Week” to focus on the latest developments in pharmaceuticals that are covered in the news media.

Grading

ACTIVITIES PERCENTAGES
Final Project 65%
News of the Week 15%
Class Participation 20%