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Name Source Notes License
Principles of Drug Development Johns Hopkins An online course module by Charles Flexner, Johns Hopkins Graduate Training Programs in Clinical Investigation. 2007. "Presents principles underlying preclinical and clinical development of new therapeutic drugs and procedures. Describes and evaluates specific examples, and discusses legal and ethical regulations that apply to drug development." BY-NC-SA
Pharmaceuticals Management for Underserved Populations Johns Hopkins An online course module by David Peters and Alan Lyles, Johns Hopkins Extradepartmental. 2006. 

"Students will be guided to analyze problems and develop strategies based on real world drug management issues including regulations, manufacture, procurement, distribution, safety, policy, financing and the unique aspects of international pharmaceutical trade, the role of the World Trade Organization - Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (WTO-TRIPS), government, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and individuals/programs in the selection and use of pharmaceutical products. Course materials are drawn from both developed and developing countries so that the student will be knowledgeable about the role of Essential Medicines and the formation of a National Drug Policy. The course will use a multidisciplinary approach to provide students with an operational understanding of factors influencing access to and use of pharmaceuticals and other health commodities. Collectively, these materials and approaches are intended to stimulate critical thinking on how to improve access to and the use of pharmaceutical products."

Principles and Practice of Drug Development MIT Online course module by Charles Cooney, Stan Finkelstein, G. K. Raju and Anthony Sinskey, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 2013. "This course serves as a description and critical assessment of the major issues and stages of developing a pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical. Topics covered include drug discovery, preclinical development, clinical investigation, manufacturing and regulatory issues considered for small and large molecules, and economic and financial considerations of the drug development process. A multidisciplinary perspective is provided by the faculty, who represent clinical, life, and management sciences. Various industry guests also participate." BY-NC-SA
Neuropharmacology MIT Online course module by Daniela Tropea, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 2009. "The neuropharmacology course will discuss the drug-induced changes in functioning of the nervous system. The specific focus of this course will be to provide a description of the cellular and molecular actions of drugs on synaptic transmission. This course will also refer to specific diseases of the nervous system and their treatment in addition to giving an overview of the techniques used for the study of neuropharmacology." BY-NC-SA
Mechanisms of Drug Actions MIT Online course module by Peter Dedon, Steven Tannenbaum, Mark Murcko and Charles Knutson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 2013. "This course addresses the scientific basis for the development of new drugs. The first half of the semester begins with an overview of the drug discovery process, followed by fundamental principles of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, metabolism, and the mechanisms by which drugs cause therapeutic and toxic responses. The second half of the semester applies those principles to case studies and literature discussions of current problems with specific drugs, drug classes, and therapeutic targets."
Principles of Pharmacology MIT Online couse module by Carl Rosow, David Standaert and Gary Strichartz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 2003. "The object of the course is to teach students an approach to the study of pharmacologic agents. It is not intended to be a review of the pharmacopoeia. The focus is on the basic principles of biophysics, biochemistry and physiology, as related to the mechanisms of drug action, biodistribution and metabolism. The course consists of lectures and student-led case discussions. Topics covered include: mechanisms of drug action, dose-response relations, pharmacokinetics, drug delivery systems, drug metabolism, toxicity of pharmacological agents, drug interaction and substance abuse. Selected agents and classes of agents are examined in detail." BY-NC-SA


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