by Alison Cooper

Course starts on January 20, 2020

English
You have to be signed in to use this feature. Please register first.
You have to be signed in to use this feature. Please register first.

Course Evaluation

Please sign in to evaluate the course. Don't have an account yet?
Sign up here!
About
Abstract

Explore our past, present and future understanding of drugs with this online course. Where do drugs come from? How do they work?

Description

##

Where do drugs come from?

We’ll start by reflecting on the nature of medicines and look at the history of some everyday drugs that have been taken by humans for centuries.

This will show us that many commonly used drugs were found somewhat accidentally - and often without any understanding of the science behind how they worked. Over time, this apparently random process has been refined and improved, so we’ll go on to consider recent advances in identifying potential drugs.

This course is aimed at anyone with an interest in finding out where the drugs that keep us healthy come from. To take the course, the only experience you need is to have taken a drug - even just a throat lozenge.

Rating

Unfortunately there are no evaluations for this course (or any previous iteration) yet. :(