Short Title:Drug Discovery
Full Title:Drug Discovery
Module Code:DRUG H3043
Credits: 10
Field of Study:Pharmacy
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:JOHN BEHAN
Module Description:For a drug to work, it has to interact with a disease target in the body and intervene in its wayward functions. This module will look at the targets and receptors on which drugs act. It will investigate the interaction between these targets and small molecules and large molecules.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe drug interactions with targets or receptors
LO2 Demonstrate a knowledge of small molecule drugs and their discovery pathways.
LO3 Demonstrate a knowledge of large molecules and their discovery mechanisms.
LO4 Demonstrate a knowledge of Herbal Medicines and their usefulness.

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Assignment Poster presentation on Drug Receptors 1 25.00 n/a
Presentation New and Novel Small molecules 2 25.00 n/a
Essay Protein Based Products and Large Molecules 3 25.00 n/a
Essay Nerbal Medicines 4 25.00 n/a
No End of Module Formal Examination

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

This module has no Full Time workload.
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning No Description 6.00 Every Week 6.00
Assignment No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 12.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00

Module Resources

This module does not have any book resources
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Book: W.C. Evans 2006, Pharmacognosy, Saunders
  • Book: Rick Ng 2009, Drugs from Discovery to Approval, Wiley-Blackwell
  • Book: Andrew Pengelly 2004, The Constituents of Medicinal Plants, CABI
  • Book: Gary Walsh 2008, Pharmaceutical Biotehnology Concepts and Applications, Wiley
  • Book: Gareth Thomas 2003, Fundamentals of Medicinal Chemistry, Wiley

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_SPHAR_D Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Technology 6 Group Elective 2