20.201 | Fall 2013 | Graduate

Mechanisms of Drug Actions

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 …
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.
Learning Resource Types
assignment_turned_in Problem Sets with Solutions
grading Exams with Solutions
notes Lecture Notes
group_work Projects with Examples
assignment Written Assignments
co_present Instructor Insights
A neon sign that says "DRUGS".
A neon sign lights up a pharmacy. (Courtesy of Thomas Hawk on flickr. License: CC-BY-NC.)