Design of the drug

wfarm1008  2020-2021  Bruxelles Woluwe

Design of the drug
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
2 credits
15.0 h + 15.0 h
Main themes
The course will present the long path in the development of a new drug using examples, it will illustrate the design of new chemical entities, pre-clinical development and clinical studies. During seminar, small group of the students will acquire the competences mentioned in the objectives.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 The aim of the course is to explain the different steps in the discovery of a new drug to its delivery to the patient and to lead to the understanding of the interaction of the different scientific domains involved in drug conception. In this content, the student will learn to use scientific data banks criticize the information and for good scientific communication

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
During the course, the steps involved in the development of a new drug will be described from chemistry in drug design to drug marketing. The relation of the key steps with the different courses that will be taught will be explained. Duirng the seminars, The student will analyze the scientific notice of the marketed drugs. The methods for the seminars will combine teaching and on line training.
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Class teaching as well as seminars under the supervision of teaching assistants
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Written exam.
20% of the mark for the evaluation comes from the seminar’s note.
The modalities of the written exam will depend on the sanitary conditions.
Other information
This course is given in the second period as we aim to use the knowledge acquired in the general subjects (chemistry, biology, anatomy).
Participation in the seminars is compulsory and indispensable for the validation of the teaching unit. Any unjustified absence will lead to a penalty in the EU examination which may go as far as the cancellation of the examination mark for the year of study in question (0/20). In case of repeated absences, even if justified, the teachers may propose to the jury to oppose the registration for the EU exam in accordance with article 72 of the RGEE.
Online resources
An adapted version of the material presented during the lessons is available on the "moodle" platform.
Teaching materials
  • Une version des supports présentés est disponible sur Moodle.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Mineure en sciences biomédicales (ouverture)

Bachelier en sciences pharmaceutiques

Master [120] : ingénieur civil biomédical