The Pharmaceutical Practice

The Pharmaceutical Industry – Drug Discovery

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The Pharmaceutical Industry - Drug Discovery

The Pharmaceutical Industry - Drug Discovery
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Course Length:

  • 34 topics
  • 50 minutes of seat time

Language:

  • English

Course Features:

  • Audio narration
  • Animations
  • Progress checks
  • Pop quizzes
  • Final assessment

Target Audience:

  • Medical professionals
  • Medical students
  • Pharmaceutical representatives
  • Nurses

Description:

This learning program is designed to introduce you to the steps and processes involved in the discovery and production of a new drug. The program begins by providing you with some important definitions, and with an overview of the various functions of medicines. You will then learn more about the discovery process and the role of biotechnology in drug development.

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Define a drug and describe five possible drug functions.
  • Understand the differences between a small molecule and large molecule drug.
  • Explain eight processes used in drug discovery.
  • Describe the role of biotechnology in the pharmaceutical industry.
  1. GETTING STARTED
    1. Sound Check
    2. Disclaimer
    3. Welcome
    4. Navigation Instructions
  2. STAYING FOCUSED
    1. The Pharmaceutical Industry Series
    2. The Drug Discovery Learning Program
    3. Learning Objectives
  3. TEST YOUR CURRENT KNOWLEDGE
    1. Pretest
  4. DEFINITIONS
    1. Drugs
      1. Drugs
      2. Small Molecule Drugs
      3. Large Molecule Drugs
    2. Biological Products
    3. Medical Devices
    4. Progress Check
  5. FUNCTION OF MEDICINES
    1. Overview
    2. Drug Function
  6. THE DISCOVERY PROCESS
    1. Overview
    2. Sources of New Medicines
    3. Choosing a Therapeutic Area
    4. Finding the Culprit
    5. Target Identification Techniques: How They Work
    6. Choosing Targets
    7. Target Validation
    8. Finding a Lead Compound
    9. Structure-activity Relationships
      • SIDE NOTE: Digging Deeper – Computational Chemistry
    10. Serendipity
    11. Progress Check
  7. THE ROLE OF BIOTECHNOLOGY
    1. Overview
    2. Applications in Research and Development
      • SIDE NOTE: Did You Know?
    3. Productivity
    4. Reduced Costs
    5. Increased Drug Approvals
    6. Progress Check
  8. TEST YOUR ACQUIRED KNOWLEDGE
    1. Summary
    2. Posttest
  9. CONCLUSION
    1. End of Program
  10. GLOSSARY
  11. REFERENCES



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