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1462 Clifton Rd 231
|Kimmel, Heather. Keith Easterling.||SNT.||4||12672||TBA.|
Content: The focus of this course is the PROCESS by which a disease is identified and then medicines are developed and distributed to patients. Students will learn how molecules are designed, how basic pre-clinical screening (e.g. toxicology) is done, and how the clinical trials process works. Speakers from industry, government (FDA), economics, medicine and law will explain their roles. Shotgun screening and patent prosecution are given equal weight. Emory's research infrastructure is explained by other on-campus speakers. Selected compounds are reviewed and student research projects comparing "existing" compounds are explained in-class to account for a large part of the grade. Effort is made to introduce students to non-academic career paths in the sciences.
Texts: Readings are varied. No assigned text.
Prerequisites: One year of introductory Biology and Chemistry.
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