This updated and expanded edition of the popular textbook, Basic Concepts in Medicinal Chemistry, has been enhanced with new subject material, numerous self-assessment tools, and special features to advance and strengthen the learning process. The text is also enhanced to make potentially confusing concepts easier to understand. Numerous examples and review questions further reinforce learning and analytical skills.
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This updated and expanded edition of the popular textbook, Basic Concepts in Medicinal Chemistry, has been enhanced with new subject material, numerous self-assessment tools, and special features to advance and strengthen the learning process.
Designed to help students incrementally build their knowledge of fundamental concepts of medicinal chemistry and their applications to therapeutic decisions, it is progressively organized. The text is also enhanced to make potentially confusing concepts easier to understand. Numerous examples and review questions further reinforce learning and analytical skills.
New in the second edition:
Increased focus on application of concepts to therapeutic decisions and pharmacy practice
Thorough review of the functional groups that comprise drug structures
A wide variety of updated questions in varying formats covering many drugs and drug structures
Structure Analysis Checkpoint (SAC) questions following the same drugs throughout the text as new concepts are introduced
A Whole Molecule Drug Evaluation chapter enables self-assessment of ability to evaluate all aspects of a drug structure
Marc W. Harrold, PhD
Marc W. Harrold is Associate Editor, Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, and Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at Duquesne University, School of Pharmacy, Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Harrold has taught a total of 26 different courses over the past 25 years, all involving medicinal chemistry, biochemistry, or teaching rotations. He has introduced a variety of innovations into his courses, including a series of 34 interactive web-based tutorials for students, many of which have been published in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (AJPE), presented at American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy annual meetings, and have been used and/or adopted by other medicinal chemistry faculty across the country. Dr. Harrold has also been involved in curriculum development at Duquesne University and currently serves on the school’s curriculum committee.
Dr. Harrold has published a total of 12 articles and 23 book chapters (either alone or as a co-author) in the area of medicinal chemistry education. Additionally, he has contributed to a medicinal chemistry case study workbook and has been a contributor to Nurse’s Drug Guide for the past 7 years and has served as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for AJPE. Dr. Harrold has received 21 teaching awards from the students within the Mylan School of Pharmacy and by Duquesne University and two National Advisor of the Year Awards from APhA Academy of Students of Pharmacy and Rho Chi.
Robin M. Zavod, PhD
Robin M. Zavod is Professor for Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Chicago College of Pharmacy, Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL, where she was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award. Dr. Zavod also serves on the adjunct faculty for Elmhurst College and the Illinois Institute of Technology. She currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of the journal Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning.
“This book provides a necessary bridge between chemistry and pharmacology for pharmacy students in a nonintimidating, user-friendly manner.”
Malene Lee Lynch, PharmD, Doody's Review Service, 2018