Discovering Science: Medicinal Chemistry

Academy
Futurelearn
Kurzbeschreibung
What role does chemistry play in healthcare and our ability to diagnose and treat patients?
Kursarten
E-Learning

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Discover how chemotherapy has evolved, and some of the breakthroughs and developments chemists have made in the fight against cancer over the last 10 years.

Diagnostic imaging examines how scientists learn about, and treat, the inside of the body without invasive surgery. You’ll explore how modern imaging techniques diagnose problems quickly and safely, and how diseases which may not previously have been picked up are identified.

Intrigued? Then sign up for this short course to find out more.

The course is suitable for anyone with a general interest in chemistry; no previous knowledge or experience is required.

If you are working in the field of science and would like to practice and improve your science writing skills, this course is designed to support you as a professional. By completing all aspects of the course you will have achieved 14 hours of CPD time.

If you intend to complete the Discovering Science program, it is recommended that you complete Discovering Science: Science Writing before starting this course, however this course can still be studied independently.

Kursziele
Identify how chemotherapy works in targeting cancer cells and explain the benefits of molecular targeted therapeutics.,Investigate recent developments, and explore potential future developments, in the treatment of cancer.,Identify four main medical imaging techniques and the use of contrast agents.,Develop an awareness of ethical issues related to diagnostic imaging.
Anforderungen
The course is suitable for anyone with a general interest in chemistry; no previous knowledge or experience is required. If you are working in the field of science and would like to practice and improve your science writing skills, this course is designed to support you as a professional. By completing all aspects of the course you will have achieved 14 hours of CPD time. If you intend to complete the [Discovering Science program](https://www.futurelearn.com/programs/discovering-science), it is recommended that you complete [Discovering Science: Science Writing](https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/discovering-science-science-writing/) before starting this course, however this course can still be studied independently.
Kurssprache
Englisch