Course Syllabus

Drug Discovery and Development

Welcome to the course Drug Discovery and Development!

The course is given on campus BMC. The course starts with a course introduction on the 29th of August. The course introduction will be followed by a lecture.l

Please note that before start, you have to register for the course online! Students that wish to participate must register by themselves within the registration period 2022-07-28 - 2022-08-19 in order to not risk losing their place on the course.

Webb registration is necessary in order to participate on the course and can be done via Ladok

For students that are required to pay tuition fees - If you have payed the tuition fee and the registration period has opened but you still are unable to register for the course, please send an e-mail to and ask that your payment is connected to this course. When your payment has been connected to the course you should be able to register.

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Starting the course: You will find all of the course material under the link Moduler/Modules in the menu to the left.




The course and course literature:

This course covers all the different phases of the drug development process. More specifically, the course deals with identification and validation of target molecule (the target), identification and optimization of active substance, ADMET (Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, Excretion, and Toxicity) profiling, in vivo and in vitro pharmacology, formulation, biomarkers and disease models, clinical trials, registration and commercialization.

The text book: Drug discovery and development - Technology in transition. 2nd Edition. Edited by H P Rang, ISBN: 9780702042997

The book is available online via the university library - Drug discovery and development (UU library) 



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Course Summary:

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