The goal of the course is to give basic theoretical knowledge in the area of medicinal chemistry. This includes knowledge in interactions between low molecular weight compounds and proteins, DNA, and RNA, and methods for identification, design, synthesis, and evaluation of drug candidates. After completion of the course the students shall be familiar with the processes involved in the development of a drug, have a detailed understanding of the concept of ligand-receptor interaction, possess basic knowledge in methods for medicinal and combinatorial chemistry, have a broad overview of drug uptake, metabolism, and secretion, and by oneself be able to retrieve chemical, biological, and medical information from databases.
The course will be given in english if foreign students participate.
90 ECTS credits including courses in Bioorganic Chemistry 15 ECTS credits (5KE011) and Biochemistry 15 ECTS credits (5KE020), or the equivalent. English B/6. The course can not be combined with Medicinal Chemistry (15 ECTS credits, 5KE059/60) or Medicinal Chemistry (7,5 ECTS credits, 5KE066/5KE178).
Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.
Online applications are now open. You will be transferred to Universityadmissions.se.
Application deadline is
17 January 2022. How to apply