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If you are interested in human and animal health, how biological systems work at the molecular level and are passionate about how you can apply your science skills and knowledge in health-related areas, then this is the course for you. In this course we introduce you to the basic concepts of drug development. Starting with an overview of drug development from disease to practical real-world treatments, the course then focuses on key early aspects in the drug development process; molecular basis for disease, target identification and lead development. We introduce the modern shift to biopharmaceuticals, and important in-vitro drug-testing techniques. We then address toxicological considerations, which are critical in drug development. Self-directed learning topics will reinforce the concepts presented and allow you to extend your understanding into the later stages of the drug development (i.e. regulatory, toxicological, environmental and clinical testing considerations).
CHEM337 orCHEM322 orBCHM338 RP: CHEM337 orCHEM322 orBCHM338
CHEM337 or CHEM322 or BCHM338
Students must attend one activity from each section.
and Ian Shaw
Course Outline (PDF 281KB)
Domestic fee $1,066.00
International Postgraduate fees
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
For further information see
School of Physical & Chemical Sciences on the department and colleges page.