Elias Azawee's experience of two of the Pharmaceutical Technology courses
Medicinal Chemistry [KOKN01]
"Medicinal Chemistry is a course where one gets to learn about the tools at a chemist’s disposal that are used to design or manipulate molecules in order for them to function as pharmaceutical drugs in the best possible way. The course thus covers everything from the protection of the drug on its way to its designated target, how it is metabolised in the body, as well as the effect of that and the function of the drug on a said target. The course also covers the development of pharmaceuticals from idea to commercial product.
This course is an absolute treat for those who like to combine the chemistry learned in previous years and combine that with the body’s own biochemistry for the purpose of helping people. The layout of this course is excellent – the chapters of the course book can be summarised by the students in the class and then shared during the exam. The exercises where also well planned, with the students being asked to solve the problems on the board and discuss with classmates and teachers. The overall workload is manageable."
Organic Chemistry [KOKN05]
"Organic Chemistry is a continuation of the basic organic chemistry. The course goes deeper into the subject and focuses on theoretical studies. You get to expand your organic chemistry knowledge and your problem-solving toolbox, which is very useful for a pharmaceutical chemist. The lectures are good and the exercises are essential to apply and test what you have learned."