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Course syllabus 414C2_4I - Drug chemistry (FCFT - WS 2019/2020)

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Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology
Course unit code:
Course unit title: Drug chemistry
Mode of delivery, planned learning activities and teaching methods:
2 hours weekly (on-site method)

Credits allocated:
Recommended semester/trimester:
Biochemistry and Biomedical Technologies - master (semi-compulsory), 1. semester
Biochemistry and Biomedical Technologies - master (semi-compulsory), 1. semester
Biotechnology - master (semi-compulsory), 1. semester
Biotechnology - master (semi-compulsory), 1. semester
Level of study:
Prerequisites for registration: none
Assesment methods:
Elaboration of semestral work on: The Selected drug - properties, mechanism of action, methods of synthesis, analogous derivatives.
The exam consists of a written test and an oral test for 50 points. To successfully passing the exam, the student must achieve at least 28 points.
Students are grated as follows: A 46-50 points, B 41-45 points, C 37-40 points, D 32-36 points, E 28-31 points.
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
This course builds on the knowledge of organic chemistry and biochemistry and gives basic information on the relationship between drug and receptor at the molecular level. It explains the strategic principles that apply to drug development. In the lectures are discussed selected categories of active substances in terms of their structural similarity, respectively. mechanism of action at the molecular level.
Course contents:
Mechanism of drug action, enzyme inhibitors, receptor theory, agonist, antagonist.
Drug design, development and synthesis, lead structure, synthesis of analogs, synthetic strategies.
Total anesthetics, analgesics, opioid analgetics.
Antipyretics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
Peripheral nervous system drugs, cholinergic system, local anesthetics, muscle relaxants.
Adrenergics, adrenolytic, ergot alkaloids.
Antihistamines, development of H1 and H2 (antiulcer agents) antihistamines.
Antibacterials - sulfonamides, antibiotics - penicillins and cephalosporins.
Disinfectants, antiseptics and antifungals.
Antiviral agents.
Antineoplastic agents.
Recommended or required reading:
BERKEŠ, D. -- VINŠOVÁ, J. -- KUTSCHY, P. -- TOROK, M. Základy farmaceutickej chémie. Košice: UPJŠ, 2003. 150 p.
PATRICK, G L. An Introduction to Mediinal Chemistry. New York: Oxford University Press Inc., 2009. 752 p. ISBN 978-0-19-923447-9.
ZIEGLER, A. -- MOHR, K. -- LULLMANN, H. Barevný atlas farmakológie. Praha: GrRADA, 2001. 392 p. ISBN 80-7169-973-X.
SILVERMAN, R B. The Organic Chemistry of Drug Design and Drug Action. SanDiego: Academic Press Inc., 1992. 422 p. ISBN 0-12-643730-0.

Language of instruction: slovak or english
The course is recommended for students in the first year of the enginiering study in the program Biotebology and food technology
Courses evaluation:
Assessed students in total: 150

39,3 %
23,3 %
20,7 %10,7 %5,3 %0,7 %
Name of lecturer(s): doc. Ing. Dušan Berkeš, CSc. (person responsible for course) - slovak, english
Last modification:
29. 1. 2019
doc. Ing. Dušan Berkeš, CSc. and programme supervisor

Last modification made by Ing. Tomáš Molnár on 01/29/2019.

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