CHEM433-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021

Drug Development and Toxicology

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 2021


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 or CHEM322 or BCHM338 RP: CHEM337 or CHEM322 or BCHM338

Recommended Preparation

CHEM337 or CHEM322 or BCHM338

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Jodie Johnston


Rudi Marquez and Ian Shaw

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,066.00

* 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.

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  • CHEM433-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021